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Redeeming a Free Promo Code for an iPhone App
Posted by UCS IT Support 4 on 08 April 2009 01:18 PM

Redeeming a Free Promo Code for an iPhone App

What is a Promo Code?

Apple provides developers with promo codes which allow you to download apps that are normally for-pay (or not released yet) for free. You can redeem them from your iPhone or from iTunes.

Redeeming from your iPhone

  1. Tap the iTunes icon from the Home Screen.iPhone Home Screen Tap iTunes Screenshot
  2. Tap the Downloads tab in the lower right.iPhone iTunes Screenshot
  3. Tap the Redeem button in the upper left.iPhone iTunes Downloads Screenshot
  4. Enter the promo code and tap the Redeem button in the upper right.iPhone iTunes Redeem Screenshot
  5. Tap done on the Thank You screen, then tap the home button to return to the home screen.iPhone iTunes Redeem Thank You Screenshot
  6. Tap the App Store icon from the Home Screen.iPhone Home Screen Tap App Store Screenshot
  7. After the App Store loads, tap the home button.iPhone App Store Screenshot
  8. After a second, you should see the new app installing.iPhone Home Screen Installing Screenshot
  9. When the app is ready, its name will appear. Tap it to launch your new app.iPhone Home Screen Install Complete Screenshot

Redeeming from iTunes

  1. Launch iTunes and click on iTunes Store.iTunes Screenshot Click iTunes Store
  2. Click Redeem on the far right.iTunes Store Screenshot Click Redeem
  3. Enter your code and click the Redeem button.iTunes Store Redeem Code Screenshot
  4. Click on your iPhone (plug it in if you haven’t yet).iTunes Store Redeem Thank You Screenshot Click iPhone
  5. Click the Applications tab in the upper right.iTunes iPhone Screenshot Click Applications
  6. Click the new app to check the box, or click “All Applications” to sync all. Then click the Apply button. If you didn’t change anything, you’ll click Sync instead of Apply.
  7. iTunes will install the new app to your iPhone. It should show up on your home screen.


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