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Does Family Sharing allow others to see the free Apps that you've downloaded or is it just the paid Apps?

I did search online but couldn't seem to find confirmation.

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Yes, but not without looking.

More specifically to your iPhone scenario, to see what has been downloaded by a family member, you would need to follow the steps outlined below.

App Store

  • Go into the App Store app
  • tap on Updates at bottom right
  • tap on Purchased at top of screen
  • a list of family members will appear
  • tap on the family member to view their purchases

Note that by purchases we mean all downloads, as free apps are effectively treated as though they were purchased for $0.00.

iTunes

A similar process is required to view their music, movie and other iTunes purchases:

  • Go into the iTunes app
  • Tap on the More icon at bottom right
  • Tap on Purchased
  • a list of family members will appear
  • tap on the family member to view their purchases

Once again, by purchases we mean all downloads.

iBooks

And, with iBooks:

  • Go into the iBooks app
  • Tap on the Purchased icon at bottom right
  • a list of family members will appear
  • tap on the family member to view their purchases

Once again, by purchases we mean all downloads.

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Yes, I just checked this. All purchases, even free ones, will be displayed.

The same is true for other content bought/downloaded with your Apple ID (e.g. macOS apps, music, movies, books (iBooks store) and audiobooks).

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