Giving someone a gift is the universal way of showing how much you love and appreciate the person. Whether is for a birthday, for congratulating someone for the good deed they’ve done or for your loved one on the Valentine’s Day, giving gifts never goes out of fashion. In today’s world ruled my technology, you don’t have to physically give someone a gift to show your appreciation and love, you can gift them an app for their smartphone or tablet. There are hundreds of great free and paid apps on the Play Store. If you come across one good app, you can gift it to someone who you think needs it. Here’s How to Gift an App by using google play gift card, by sharing apps, using root explorer.
Using Google Play Gift Card
You can buy Google Play Gift Cards at some supermarkets and electronic stores and they come if different amounts of 10, 15, 20, 25 and so on. This is the easiest way to gift someone the freedom to purchase anything they like. All they need to do is insert the Coupon Code in the Play Store app and redeem the amount my entering the code in “Redeem”. These gift coupons never expire and you can purchase more than just apps (i.e. movies, music, books, etc.). Google Play Gift Cards are compatible with all android devices. So next time you need to gift someone, just give them a Google Play Gift Card and allow them to purchase their own gift.
By Sharing Apps
Google Play Gift Cards are not available everywhere. So for those who think gift cards are not their cup of tea, then there’s an alternative way. You can gift someone an app by sharing it with them. To do so, you first need to buy the app you want to gift and then share the app with your friend by transferring it to his/her device using apps like My App Sharer. You can also use app like App Backup & Restore to make the apk and transfer it manually. However you can share a paid app all the time. You can share a paid app only if the developer has specified it.
Using Root Explorer
If you have root access on your device, then you can share apps by long pressing the app’s apk on /data /app and transferring it to your friend’s device via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct or any other way. However, like on the previous method, your friend may not always be able use the transferred app if it is a paid app. You can also share system app with this method but system apps from one device may not work on another device. To share a system app, go to /system /apps and long press the app you want to share. Tap on Send or Share and transfer it to your friend’s device. Make sure you know what you are doing because if you mistakenly delete a system app, you phone may crash or even get bricked. Use this method at your own risk.
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