Questions tagged [family-sharing]

Family Sharing is a feature which allows six people in a family to share purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store without sharing accounts.

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Implications of changing who pays for family sharing

My Apple Family includes 3 Apple IDs Apple ID | Role ---------+------------------------------------------------------------------- Alice | Organizer Bob | Has a payment method added and is ...
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Apple Cash Family - “Family member already has Apple Cash enabled”

I'm attempting to set up Apple Cash Family in a family sharing group. I experience an issue when attempting to add a minor (under 18 years of age), telling me that Apple Cash is "already enabled&...
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Is it possible to allocate fixed amount of storage to members in an iCloud Family?

I want to setup a Family plan on the new Apple One offering. At the time of writing this, Apple includes 200GB storage on the basic family plan, but this is shared among all members of the family. Is ...
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Family sharing - ask to buy

I'm unclear what the default setting is regarding 'ask to buy' settings for family sharing and a child’s AppleID. If I do NOT enable 'ask to buy' am I right to assume that my daughter will be unable ...
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How can I disable requiring a verification code when making purchases with Family Sharing enabled?

My wife and I have Family Sharing setup. I am the organizer, and she is set as a Parent/Guardian. Over the last month or so, whenever she buys an app in the App Store on her iPad, it prompts for her ...
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Apple News Family Sharing not working?

A family member has signed up for Apple News+, and really likes it. She thought I might like it too, and she's added me via family sharing. I have seen the invite in Messages on my MacBook Pro - which ...
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Is there a way to use Apple TV+ for free one more time?

One year ago I bought a new iPhone, and availed one year free trial period of Apple TV+ subscription. Now I have bought a new 2020 MacBook Pro and I am just asking. Is there a possibility to use it ...
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Sign in w/ Apple Family Sharing

Is it possible to “sign in with Apple” to an app on my iPhone if someone else in my Family Sharing made an account on that app using “sign in with Apple”? I’m hoping to share their subscription, but ...
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Do I have to buy a paid app again or can I delete it on an older device? (Family sharing)

Recently I was wanting to download a paid app (Minecraft) onto my new iPhone, however since it was already downloaded on 6 devices already, I would have to pay again to download it onto my iPhone. If ...
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Family Sharing, iCloud Drive

I remember years ago, family sharing was a cool feature but I didn't get involved with it as I didn't like the fact one had to share the same credit card / payment method, across all accounts. Thus if ...
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How to remove my daughter as the AppleID organizer

My daughter is the organizer for our family Apple account. I'd like to remove her, my credit card is attached. Can I do this without accessing her phone or do I need to cancel my credit card and ...
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Assigning new device to child's account

I am setting up a new Apple device (iPad) for a child. I have already created a children's account under family sharing on another device. However, it's not clear if on the new device I should set the ...
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Move data from parent account to child account

My kid has used my Apple ID for his iPad for several years while I've been on Android phones. I've recently moved back to Apple and realize we can not share the same account anymore as images etc. ...
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Gifting an App Store app to an Apple ID that is part of a Family Sharing family?

I want to give an app to a friend as a gift. My friend is joined to an Apple Family Sharing family and has access to the apps within that family, and also does not have her own payment method ...
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Can I remove a Family Sharing child by deleting his account?

I started Family Sharing and created a new account for my child, but I was forced to create an icloud.com account, which is not desirable. He already has a Google Account, which may be favourable. ...
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Does Apple refund prorated cost to people who cancel their personal storage plan to join family plan before end of billing period?

Thank you so much in advance, and sorry if I made any typos. English is not my first language. My siblings and I (4 people) are using their storage plan individually and each is paying $2.99 per ...
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How to prevent child from using Find My to interact with parent's device?

Both me and my child are members of one Family, with Family Sharing turned on. We use different Apple IDs. When my child opens "Find My" app, my devices are listed there as well. How do I prevent my ...
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Will Apple Music 3 month trial carry over if changing plans?

A Family linked account recently signed up to Apple Music for a 3 month free trial, but selected the Individual account option rather than Family, so only that single account has access to the trial. ...
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How to allow the user to choose from a pricing package yet be compatible with volume purchase and family sharing

I want to allow the user to pick the subscription package that is most convenient for their situation similar to how SAAS do it, eg.: I want it to have 3 tiers: Free, Standard, Pro As I want to ...
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Family Sharing screen time shows black screen

Can I set screen time settings for my child's ipad from iPhone with ios 13? Family Sharing is set up, I am the coordinator, child has kid's icloud account. The problem is that when I goto My Account ->...
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How can I solve “Cannot Start Family Sharing” error, when trying to set up family sharing?

On my iPhone I go to Settings -> Apple ID, and click "Set Up Family Sharing", and this error appears: But... I am Jon, and I'm not familiar with any family sharing setup. And my Mac says basically ...
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Can I approve an Apple Family purchase request without an iDevice?

My 12-year-old daughter has an iPhone and wants to install an app. I don't have any Apple devices except an iPod classic. I have an Apple ID because I use iTunes on my PC. How can I approve my ...
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Automatically migrate to Family Sharing?

Before Family Sharing, my wife and I always used her iTunes account for all purchases, including iOS apps. Now that Family Sharing exists and also now that two-factor authentication makes it annoying ...
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Upgrade iCloud storage from 50gb to 200gb then downgrade?

I currently pay for the 50 GB iCloud plan for myself. I'm thinking of upgrade to 200 GB and share it with my wife using the family sharing. But I was wondering what would happen if we use over 50gb ...
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What happens with my iCloud data after leaving family sharing?

What happens with my iCloud data after leaving family sharing? Eg I will add 50gb of data and then I will be kicked out but not all the data is on my iPhone.
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Family sharing and non-organizer's previous purchases

So, my wife has been using her iPad for a while, I have been using it for a while. Now, we added both of us to a family account (with me being organizer). And, while I purchased an app which my wife ...
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Correct an Apple ID Child account birthday to a teen account?

Apple has different age restrictions in different regions, but most of them trigger on/off based on the age of 13. If the birthday of a child account is entered incorrectly identifying the account as ...
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what can an adult do with Family Sharing?

I'm told that some children have iPhones, that are part of 'the same iCloud' as a parent. I've seen that their messages appear to be mixed in with the parent's: the child's message to a friend is ...
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Work MDM and family sharing

Using personal apple id on work mac. Thinking of enabling family sharing. Will doing so give the MDM used by the employer to gain access to the family apple accounts?
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Can more than 10 devices be associated with one Apple iTunes account?

I'm not an active user of Apple devices, and researching this for a project. I'm trying to have a group of MP3 players for shared use with a shared library. I wouldn't care if it costed more, but I'd ...
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Best way to share iCloud storage across regions

As is unfortunately the case, Apple is quite restrictive about what you can share across country borders. Copyrighted work I can see why, but iCloud storage... I have a UK account that I joined in a ...
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With Apple Music Family Plan, can two devices with the same Apple ID stream at the same time?

Let's say I have the Apple Music Family Plan and two iOS devices signed into the same Apple ID. Can these two devices both stream at the same time? Background: All the documentation around Apple ...
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can i turn off ask to buy for my 13 year old daughter?

Apple tells me it is mandatory for "under 13". Yet I cannot seem to turn it off. Does this mean she is only free from "ask to buy" when she turns 14? To me, "under 13" means 12 or lower.
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Apple iTunes & Family sharing: hide names of other members?

In my iCloud Apple ID I have family sharing enabled. I use it to share access to iTunes music with other AppleID holders (friends and family -- Apple offers 5 accounts to share with). My problem is ...
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Should my child know their Family Account Apple Id password?

My 8-year old child's iPad it logged in with their child's family account under family sharing. I am using a Parental Passcode to restrict access. It seems that (according to Apple Support, a '...
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Gift free month of Apple Music notification

I got this message and it took me to a website AppleMusic.co, but it was all in Spanish and said that something went wrong when I clicked on it. What does this image mean? Can I gift it to someone ...
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Account restrictions via “Screen Time” don’t disappear even after disabled?

Anybody has seen a situation where “account restrictions” don’t disappear even when removed in “Screen time” I’m trying to access the apps purchased by my “parent account” in a Family. For a while ...
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Who owns the Family Sharing purchases?

I have Family sharing turned on with another person, and the person is the "organiser". If I buy an app on the app store, that person is the one who gets billed, but which account owns the ...
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Transfer app data to child Apple ID in same family share

This question has been asked periodically over the years, but I cannot find a definitive answer that works. On the occasion of buying her a newer iPhone, I am transitioning my daughter to her own ...
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Why are some family members missing in Screen Time setup?

I have had Family Sharing set up since it was introduced. Now that iOS 12 offers Screen Time I want to configure it for my family members, but only one of the three people in my family, not including ...
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Can I leave Family sharing on one device while staying on the other?

I'd like my MacBook to stay on the family plan while removing my iPhone from the family plan. Both of these devices are under the same Apple ID. Can this be done?
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Can folders in Family Shared iCloud be protected?

I'm looking at changing to a Family Shared iCloud plan, and want to know if it's possible to protect folders in the iCloud. So, for example, so I can put files like Home Insurance documents in there,...
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‘unexpected error’ when opening Manage Family in iCloud

When I click on Manage Family in the iCloud preference pane, I get an error saying There was an unexpected error Please try again later. This error happens after restarting and I've updated my ...
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Permission to buy notifications no longer received

I used to receive the permission notifications when my son tried to buy something from the App Store, but a few weeks ago this just stopped. I've tried everything: buying from 2 different iPads ...
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Family Sharing “No purchases”

I just set up family sharing. I'm the organizer and I enabled purchase and location sharing... I can see my sister's purchases but she can't see mine. Also she can see my location but no my purchases, ...
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How do I send invitations to a family calendar from Outlook?

I am struggling to arrange work-family life, and a shared calendar seems to be a good solution. However, neither Google Calendar or Apple seem to have a intuitive way to send invitations to a shared ...
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How to accept Apple Music Family invite without iOS/macOS?

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Apple Music subscription to family mainly so my sisters could access music from their iPhones. Since my dad is avid music listener I decided to set up Apple Music ...
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Streaming Content from Family Purchase

I have iTunes family sharing with several members of my family. Apple TV: I see the TV shows and movies I've purchased and I can stream them. I can also see the purchases from other members of my ...
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Updating Mac app shared with Family Sharing prompts for family member's password

I'm trying to update a paid app, bought by a family member but shared with family sharing, on the Mac App Store, and it prompts me for the password. The Apple ID is the family member's, and greyed out ...
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How can I use Family Sharing for purchased apps?

My girlfriend has just got an iPhone. I've created a free apple account for her and added it to a family, with myself as the organiser, thinking that this would mean she could download my purchased ...