I’d had just created my first App FamDam and had it all approved and in the Apple App store, I had initially put a price of $3.99 on the app, the plan was always for the app to be free, for now, I wanted to slow any rate on new users as I test with a wider and unknown userbase. However, I still wanted to share the app with some people close to me and some testers.
In order for them to get the App I could use Apple AppStore Connect or I could give them free promo codes (The app developer needs to create the codes) to get the App, but there didn’t seem to be an updated “How to” for my many new potential users to follow. So here is my guide, it is for my app but it should work for any app.
After the developer has sent you an App Promo Code, write the code down (exactly), then…
1. Open the App Store on your phone (Blue icon with a white A)
2. Click on your avatar or blue circle icon on the top right of the screen
3. Click on ‘Redeem Gift Card or Code’
4. Click the blue text below the ‘Camera’ icon ‘You can also enter your code manually’
5. Enter your code exactly
6. Once you’ve entered your code click ‘Redeem’
7. The App should now automatically download.