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How to Give the Gift of an App

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‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to join in the fun (or stress, if that’s your take) of holiday gift-giving.

A number of our Cinderella and Three Little Pigs app fans have emailed us asking how to send an app for iPad or iPhone as a Christmas gift. We’re happy to help.

So we interrupt this blog post for a quick tutorial on How To Gift An App.

Step 1: Find the page in iTunes of the app you’d like to give
On each app page there is a small arrow beside the Buy/Download button beneath the app icon.

Step 2: Click the arrow
Clicking or tapping the arrow, displays a drop-down list. Select “Gift This App.”

Step 3: Enter details for Recipient and Sender
Use the radio button at the top of the Gift Form to email the gift directly to the recipient or print it to send it yourself. Then enter the contact details and your gift message. Click Continue to proceed.

Step 4: Pay and proceed
If you aren’t signed in to iTunes you’ll be prompted to do so. If you are, you’ll confirm your purchase and receive an email confirmation. If you’ve chosen to print the gift, you’ll have the option to Save and Print from your computer. If you’re emailing your Gift App, the email will be sent.

Please note, on iTunes, you can only give users in your country gifts — so keep that in mind, especially if you have more than one iTunes account.

So that’s it. Giving an app is a solid alternative to using iTunes Gift Cards if you just want to buy someone a certain application.

And, if you’re wondering how to give an ebook from Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or the Sony Reader Store, be sure to watch these helpful videos from our good friends at Open Road Media.

Appy Gift Giving!

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