Redeem a gifted book from iBooks

If someone gives you a book from the iBooks store as a gift, it’s easy to download and access the content. Here’s how you can redeem and save a gifted digital book.

Step 1: First, open your email and locate the original gift message. Click on the Redeem Now button, and wait for a confirmation screen to appear that reads, “You’ve successfully redeemed your code.” You’ll be able to redeem additional codes from this same screen if you were gifted several digital books at once (lucky you!).

Step 2: If the confirmation screen does not appear, go back to the gift email and hold down the iTunes Gift code for your digital book. Copy this code.

Step 3: Open up the iBooks program on your device. After that, click on Store. Move to the bottom of the page and click on Redeem. Look for the section of the page that says, ‘You can also enter your code manually.’ Click on that text.

Step 4: Click on the redemption field and hold down. Now select the Paste option. If the code doesn’t appear, go back to Step 2 above and try again. Once the code appears successfully, click Redeem.

Step 5: As soon as you’ve completed the final step, your gifted digital book will automatically appear on the iBooks shelf.

Recap: Redeeming a gifted digital book is easy using iBooks. Just follow the steps above and your gift will be waiting for you on the iBooks bookshelf in no time!