When iOS 6 came out it removed the ability to gift an app directly from the iPad or any iOS device – so you had to got to iTunes on a desktop PC to use the feature.
A recent update to the App Store has brought back this handy little feature. Now we can gift apps directly from the iPad (or iPhone) easily again. There are even a couple of nice new options to go along with gifting an app on the iPad.
Here’s a quick run-through of how to gift an app on the iPad, and those two new options you can use:
— Open the App Store app
— Tap the app you would like to gift, so that you see the popover page for it.
— Tap the Share button at the top right of that app page. That will bring up the sharing options as shown in the screenshot above.
— Tap on ‘Gift’