Gift apps, music, films and more from Apple

Found something special in the App Store, iTunes Store or Apple Books? You can send it to a friend or family member. Or if you're not sure what to give, you can email a gift card.

Send a gift

Gifts are billed to your payment method, not to your Apple ID balance.

How to send a gift from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app, iTunes Store app or Books app.
  2. Tap the item you want to give.
  3. Tap the Gift button:
    • In the App Store, tap the Share button , then tap Gift App .
    • In the iTunes Store, tap the Share button , then tap Gift 
    • In the Book Store, tap Gift .
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to personalise and send your gift.
  5. After the gift has been sent, the recipient will receive an email. When they open the email and click Redeem, the item is automatically downloaded to their device.

How to send a gift from your computer

  1. On your Mac, open the iTunes Store in the Apple Music app. Or on a PC, open iTunes.
  2. Find the item that you want to send as a gift.
  3. Click the arrow button  next to the item's price to display sharing options.
    iTunes Store in the Apple Music app showing the arrow button next to the price
  4. Choose Gift This [item type].
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to personalise and send your gift.
  6. After the gift has been sent, the recipient will receive an email. When they open the email and click Redeem, the item is automatically downloaded to their device.

Resend a gift

If the recipient can't find the email with the redeem button, you can resend the gift.

How to resend a gift from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Media & Purchases, then tap View Account.
  4. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  5. Tap Gifts.
  6. Tap the gift that you want to resend.
  7. Make sure that the recipient's email has been spelt correctly. If you need to edit the recipient's email address, tap their email address, then tap it again and enter the correct address.
  8. Tap Resend Gift. If you can't see Resend Gift, it has already been redeemed.

How to resend a gift from your computer

  1. Open the Music app. Or if you're on a PC, open iTunes.
  2. From the menu bar, choose Account > View My Account. You may be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. The Account Information page appears. Scroll to the Purchase History section and click Manage Gifts.
  4. Click Edit next to the gift you want to resend.
  5. Make sure that the recipient's email has been spelt correctly. If you need to edit the recipient's email address, click the email address, then make changes.
  6. Click Resend Gift.

If there's an issue when you send a gift

  • The recipient of your gift must have an Apple ID in your country or region. For example, if you're in the United States, you can't send a gift to a friend who lives in Australia.
  • In some regions, you can't send gifts. Store availability also varies by country or region. Learn what's available in your country or region.
  • If you're using Family Sharing and Ask To Buy is turned on for your account, you can't purchase gifts. 
  • You can't gift individual songs on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. To send a song as a gift, use your Mac or PC.
  • You can't send apps, TV programs or films as a gift on a Mac or PC. To send these items as a gift, use an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • You can't send a free app or item as a gift. But you can tap the Share button  or the arrow button  to share a link to the app or item.

Cancel a gift

If you want to cancel a gift, you can contact Apple Support up to two days before the scheduled delivery.


Email a gift card

Your recipient can redeem an Apple Gift Card or App Store & iTunes gift card to their Apple ID balance. Then they can use that balance to buy subscriptions like Apple Music, Apple Arcade or Apple TV+. Or they can buy apps, films, books and more from Apple.

Email a gift card.

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