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How to redeem app promotion codes on iPhone or iPad [tutorial]

Giving away free apps for iPhone or iPad (and iPod Touch) has become quite normal these days. You can often find developers promoting limited free downloads of their new apps through Twitter etc. and gifting apps have also become more popular. So how do you redeem these promotions codes for free app downloads on your iOS device?

Here is a quick guide to help you as it can be a bit tricky to find your way to the service if you have not done it before.

Step 1: Open the App Store App on your device

Most people will have the App Store App on the homescreen of their device as seen below. Tap to open the app.

Redeem free app promo codes - screen 1

Step 2: Go to featured and new

The redeem feature on the App Store App is found by tapping on ‘Featured’ at the bottom left of the screen, and going to ‘New’ at the top left. Scroll your way to the bottom of the page and you will find the ‘Redeem’ button.

Redeem free app promo codes - screen 2

Step 3: Type in your promotion code

Once you come to the redeem page, type in your promotion code and tap on the ‘Redeem’ button at the top left.

Redeem free app promo codes - screen 3

Step 4: Thank you and enjoy your app

If you have applied a correct promotion code you will get a ‘thank you’ screen where you can (a) redeem another code, or (b) tap the ‘done’ button at the top right corner which will take you back to main App Store App screen.

Go back to your homescreen on your iOS device and flip your way to the last screen to see if your app has finished downloading as you are not automatically taken there when the app starts downloading, like when you are buying an app as normal through the App Store App.

I hope you found this little guide useful and enjoy the rest of my site. Feel free to share your success by clicking on any of the social buttons (Google+, Twitter, Facebook).

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