How to gift an iOS app

By: Unknown, February 11, 2013
So you want to surprise your friend with a good gift. Perhaps it's their birthday or something, you might want to gift them an app on iOS. You can send them a gift from your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or computer and send them the app to any apple device. It is really easy to do so. Make sure you have a payment method though, you can't gift apps if all you have is an iTunes Gift Card.

Update: Your iOS device needs to run iOS 6 for this method. Thanks Vinamra!

Just follow the step by step guide below on how to gift apps.

1. Open the App Store
2. Find the app you want to gift. It obviously needs to be a paid app so that you can gift it.
3. Tap the action button in the top right of the screen

A menu will come up.

4. Tap the gift icon in the bottom right corner of the menu

You will then need to enter the email of the user you would like to send the gift too. The receiver will receive an email with a link to install the app.

This is just a great way of saying thank you to a friend! Make sure you share this post with your friends, because who knows they might be considering to send you an app!


  1. Just put a note in the post that this method requires iOS 6.0 and above.

    1. Oh yup thanks :) can you not gift at all in previous versions of iOS or is it just that this method needs iOS 6?


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