I have an Apple account and I'm on a share plan with my family, as we share Apple Music. I want to make app purchases, but I want to buy apps on my own, with my own credit card.

Is this possible? Or do I need 2 devices with 2 separate Apple IDs?

  • Please search before asking questions. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/257130 – tubedogg Oct 13 '16 at 22:58
  • There is a workaround not mentioned at the linked question.. If you redeem an iTunes gift card on your individual account the balance of that is used before the family organizers credit card. – Tyson Oct 13 '16 at 23:05
  • @tubedogg the correct way to deal with this is to mark this question as a duplicate of your link - but I can't as the other answer is not upvoted and although I see it is a dup I don't know if the answer is true – mmmmmm Oct 13 '16 at 23:33
  • @Mark Yes I'm aware of how to flag dupes. As you note, though, you cannot do so unless there is at least one upvoted answer on the prior question. – tubedogg Oct 13 '16 at 23:34
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    I was hoping someone would know if the answer was correct and up vote it :( – mmmmmm Oct 13 '16 at 23:37

If Purchase Sharing is enabled in the Family Sharing options, it will indeed charge the organizer when a family member makes a purchase. If Purchase Sharing is disabled, each account will be charged for their own purchases. I understand initially they were bundled together but it’s now possible to enable Family Sharing without sharing purchases.

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