How to Redeem a Promo Code for an iPhone App

redeem promo codeParents love a good deal. In a world that has become obsessed with clipping coupons, it’s just as important to know how to use “coupons” to buy apps! Promo codes are codes that are given out by app developers and can be used to download a free copy of their app. As the name would imply, the idea is to allow a few lucky folks to download their apps for free as a means of promotion.

From time to time, you may even see promo codes available from iKidApps.com, simply for being one of the first to comment on a recent post. However, it’s important to know how to redeem a promo code for a free app download!
How to Redeem a Promo Code from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch:
To redeem a promo code from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, follow the steps below:

1. Tap the “App Store” icon on the device’s home screen
2. Select the “New” listings by touching the “New” option at the top of the screen.
3. Scroll to the very bottom of the screen and tap the “Redeem” option.
4. When prompted, enter the app promo code. This should be multi-character code with both letters and numbers.
5. Tap “Redeem” in the upper right hand corner.
6. On the next screen, tap “Done” in the upper right hand corner
7. Watch and wait for the app to begin download amongst the others.

How to Redeem a Promo Code via iTunes  on your computer:
When you’d rather redeem your code directly through iTunes on your computer, do the following:

1. Open iTunes on your computer and open the iTunes store by clicking the “iTunes Store” icon inside of the tool bar on the left hand side of the screen.
2. Locate the “Quick Links” box on the far right hand side of the iTunes store screen.
3. Click “Redeem” inside of the Quick Links box.
4. Enter the app promo code into the box that appears inside of the Redeem screen and select “Redeem” when finished.
5. If you’d like, you can download the app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch now by plugging the device in and selecting the device from the options bar on the left hand side of the screen.
6. Click on the “Applications” tab at the top of the screen.
7. Select the app you’ve just downloaded and click “Apply” to have the app downloaded to your iPhone and ready to explore!