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Saturday, October 12, 2013

iWork / iLife Apps Free with Device Activation

During Apples iPhone keynote event last month Tim Cook announced that Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and iPhoto would be given away for free with a new device activation after September 1, 2013. That's $40 worth of apps for free! This offer is restricted to the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod Touch 5, and iPad.

Any device set up from new will provide a prompt to download all five of these app at no cost. If you are restoring your new device from a back up, as I did with my iPhone 5S, you may not receive the prompt to take advantage of this offer. Not to worry, you can still get he apps for free!

The steps are very simple.

The first step is a simple search of the apps store. Type in the name of any of the above listed apps; if the price tag reads "free," download it. If the price is still listed move on to the next steps. 

If you're still reading, not to worry, the apps will be free soon with very little difficulty. Navigate to your settings app and scroll down to AppStore. Go ahead and sign out of your account. Now sign right back in with the same account. Now simply go back to the apps store and download the $40 worth of free apps.

Regardless if you received the prompt at set up or you needed to resign in, I would strongly suggest downloading all of the apps. This offer will not last forever, however, if you downloaded the apps and then remove them from your device they will remain available for free through iCloud.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this. Just got a 5s and was wondering how I got them.