iPhone, iPod Touch: How to Gift an App from the App Store

Have you found a cool application that you want to purchase and send to a friend or family member? iOS 4 makes it easy to do from your device!

1. Go to the App Store and locate the application that you wish to gift to someone.

2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap the Gift This App button.

3. Input your iTunes password.

4. Scroll down and tap the Next button.

5. Input your Name, the Recipient’s name and their email address. You can send to multiple recipients but remember that you will beer charged for each address. Add a personal message and tap the Next button.

6. Select the Buy Gift button for the gift to be sent.


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  • It would be cool if there was more info on this.
    1. Does the email address of the person I wanto to give an app has to be same as the email address that he is using for his itunes account? The person I wnat to give an app has few email addresses and I am not sure which one he is using with his iPhone (iTunes).
    2. What if he already has this game? Will I get a warning? I don’t want to ask him this because I woul like to keep it a surprise.
    3. Can I get a code for the app? This would be cool. Then I would be able to print it out and give it to him when I see him. This way I would be sure I didn’t use wrong email.