Unable to gift an app through the App Store

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Achiever, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    Trying to gift an app to my wife, but when I enter her email address (and I have tried two separate ones; both of which are active and valid) I keep getting the same error dialogue box: "Invalid Gift. You must enter a valid recipient email address."

    Anyone ever get this message? How does one get around it? What am I doing wrong? TIA.
     
  2. niji Contributor

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    "What am I doing wrong?"

    its clear: the mail address is invalid.
     
  3. Achiever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah....like I wrote in the original post both emails I tried are working, valid email addresses.
     
  4. mailbuoy macrumors member

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    Is your wife already on your family plan? Maybe that is causing the disconnect?
     
  5. Achiever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A good q, but no. I do not have family sharing set up at all.
     
  6. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    Send it to valid email address... try my email . J/k
     
  7. Achiever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So turns out I did have family sharing turned on for iCloud backup. With that already set up I just adjusted the settings to share purchases, as well, and shared the the app. Certainly possibly that was the email impediment though I don’t know why it wouldn’t merely let me share a purchase, since in app purchases can’t be shared. In any event I post this in case others find the thread later and have the same questions.
     

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