iPad Shopping Tip: Make It An Appy Holiday! How to Send the Gift of an App

Just in time for the holidays, you can send the gift of an app right from your iPad or other iOS device running iOS 6. Here’s how:

Launch the App Store
Select an app that costs at least $0.99
Tap the sharing icon (box with arrow) in the upper right
Tap the Gift button

how to gift an app

Enter the email address of the recipient and your name and email address.
Include a short message if you wish.

how to gift an app

You can choose to send the gift immediately or schedule it for delivery on a certain date.

send an app as a gift

Appy holidays everyone!


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy