I've found several apps that I'd like to add to my wishlist to download later, but the option isn't visible in the menu. I thought "Add to Wishlist" was a new feature in iOS 7 for the App Store. But the only options I see are Airdrop, Message, Mail, Twitter, Facebook, and Copy Link. Is anyone else having this issue?


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I do believe that you are attempting to add Free apps to your wishlist. When you try this you do not get the open to add to your wishlist, just as you never could gift a free app. Try again on a paid app and you should see the options Add to Wish List and Gift appear before Copy Link.

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    Oh man, you're right. What's the deal with that?? Hopefully they'll add that option to free apps in the future.
    – hgwhittle
    Sep 25, 2013 at 15:47
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    The wishlist is really there to allow other people to gift you those apps that you add to it. Anything that is free you might as well just download immediately if you want it, especially if it can't be gifted anyway. Whilst using it as a novel app bookmarking feature seems possible, it's not the intended usage.
    – stuffe
    Sep 25, 2013 at 15:50
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    Yeah, I was just hoping to be able to "bookmark" an app to download when I'm at home and on WiFi.
    – hgwhittle
    Sep 25, 2013 at 16:18
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    @hw731 If you have Use Cellular Data turned off in Settings > iTunes & App Stores, then downloading an app will effectively bookmark it until you're on WiFi. :)
    – Dan J
    Sep 25, 2013 at 17:38
  • @DanJ - I turned off Use Cellular Data and tried downloading an app and it went ahead and downloaded. Am I missing something?
    – hgwhittle
    Sep 25, 2013 at 19:03

I believe it will wait for a wifi connection if the download is over 100mb.

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