How To Gift An iPhone or iPad App

Posted by Matthew Snider with 2 Comments

At my place we do Christmas. We don’t do a ton of presents as that is not what Christmas is about, but every now and then there are presents and good ones.

Do you have a loved one who has an iDevice that you want to spoil? Why not gift an app to him or her this Christmas season!

You can gift apps directly from your iPhone, or iPad, rather easily. Since you don’t need an iTunes giftcard nor a computer – anyone can do this!

Gifting of an app is very simple:

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This process is done on your iDevice within the App Store itself.

  • Bring up the App Store
  • Find the app you want to gift
  • Select the app by tapping on it
  • Scroll down below the screenshots of the app and tap on “Gift This App”
  • Sign into the iTunes Store
  • Tap “Next” on the app summary screen
  • Fill in your name, the recipients name, and the recipients email address, as well as a note to attach to the gifted app
  • On the purchase summary screen, tap on “Buy Gift” in the lower right corner

The app will immediately be sent to the gift recipient, who receives an email with a link to download the app you just sent them.

It’s that simple – come on I know you can do it!

Have you done this already this season? Do you plan to?

Hope you all have a great Christmas season!

Matthew Snider

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Matthew is the Editor-In-Chief, and founder of Geek for i. He has produced such posts as Top 5 iPhone Apps For The BathroomMac or PC and many more. His love for iDevices started back when he purchased the original iPhone.

2 responses to How To Gift An iPhone or iPad App

  1. I haven’t done this yet, but I have been the recipient of a gifted app and it was really cool to get that email. It was kind of like opening a present.

    P.S. Thank you Moe.

  2. I have not done this…good to know you can htough. The family is getting my mom an ipad for Christmas. I may just have to gift her a few apps I think she will enjoy!

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