How to Send Apps to Friends as Gifts

How to Send Apps to Friends as Gifts

When it comes to the holiday season, it sounds like a great idea to send an app gift to friends and family who use iOS. You can choose the apps according to the recipient’s tastes. Those apps are affordable and can be send to whomever you like in an easy and quick manner. But if you are new to iOS, or have never tried giving an app as a gift, you may not know how to to do. Here is a tutorial about how to send apps to friends and family as gifts. You can do it using the App Store on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, or directly from iTunes on a computer.

Send Apps to Friends via iTunes

Step 1: Launch iTunes on Mac/Windows > Go to App Store > Find and tap on the app that you would like to gift > Click on the arrow next to the “Buy” button. Then you will get a pop-up window with a “Gift This App” option > Click on Gift This App and fill out the information needed > Click on Next.


Step 2: Select the theme you’d like the gift card to be and click on Next > Now confirm your order and hit the “Buy Gift” button. You will be asked to enter your Apple ID and password to finish the purchase.


Send Apps to Friends on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Step 1: Open App Store on your iDevice > Find the app you wish to deliver as a gift using the browser or search function > On the app details screen, tap the share box in the upper right corner > Tap on Gift button when the menu pops up at the bottom of the screen.


Step 2: Now enter the email of the recipient and hit on Next button > Choose a theme for your gift > Once it done, hit the Next button to continue > On the preview page, review all of the details of your gift, including the price, receiver, messages, times, etc. > Finally, go to Buy button to complete the transaction.

That’s it. Delivering an iOS app as special Christmas present can be accomplished in a snap. Be sure that your credit card is valid on file before you proceed to sending a gift, otherwise you won’t be able to buy a gift.

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