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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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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Is remote screen time compatible with shared iTunes credentials?

For a brief shining moment remote (family unit, managed) screen time worked for my family (two special needs adults with Apple ID age adjusted to 14[1], one neurotypical 17yo who monitors her own ...
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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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How to restrict kids access to find my iPhone / play sound

How can I restrict my kids access to find my iPhone / play sound when using family sharing on iOS devices?
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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 ...
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How can I share a folder on MacOS, and not allow an attacker to brute force my accounts?

I want to share a folder between my MacBook Pros while connected to home wifi, and not risk security while traveling with the laptop. I'm particularly concerned about a brute force attack that can be ...
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How do in-app purchases work for child accounts with Family Sharing?

Our daughter has her own iPad that she uses with an Apple ID configured as a child account. Her app store purchases require authorisation from either myself or my wife. All three of us are in the same ...
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iCloud Family Sharing: Notifications to others member if you leave?

If I leave Family Sharing will it notify anybody of this?
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Display family purchases in iTunes library

I just set up family sharing for purchases. Is there some way of showing the purchases in the iTunes library like the person own purchases appear so that they can be streamed?
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How do I share my iCloud storage with my family in iOS 11?

I purchased a 200GB shareable (Family Sharing) iCloud storage plan but my family members can't see it on their devices. How do I fix this?
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How can I update billing information for the non-managing account in a family sharing group?

This morning I tried to download an app off of the app store, and it asked me to verify the billing information for the master account. I am in college, and share downloads with my family. The app ...
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Lost all my baby photos when oldest son turned off family sharing, please help!

My account is the master for family sharing. I’m missing important photos and want to find them of possible. My son has turned off family sharing on his ipad air 1 approx few months ago. I only ...
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Can't Access Previous Purchases under Family Sharing

I recently switched to Family Sharing. Previously, we all had our separate iCloud accounts for contact syncing, calendaring, reminders, etc. and shared a single account for out store purchases. Now ...
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Family sharing payment information verification bug

I have family sharing enabled and when a family member tries to purchase something (in this case purchasing more iCloud storage) they are asked to ask an organizer to verify by entering the credit ...
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Missing purchased tab in App Store and Family Sharing in iOS 11

How can I get access to family purchased apps in iOS 11? The new version of the App Store has no purchased tab where I can select the family member in top left corner and get access to download app ...
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Siri saved my reminder on the shared “family” list. How can I prevent this from happening again?

I asked Siri to remind me to purchase some personal items at the pharmacy, and right at that time the reminder appeared, I got an awkward phone call from a family member asking me why my reminders ...
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Family sharing - Ask to Buy does not offer in-person approval

Have just bought a new iPad (iOS 10.3.1) for my son - our first and only Apple device. Since he's only 10, have been trying to set up Family Sharing with little success. Once logged in under his ...
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iTunes purchase charged to credit card instead of voucher

I recently set up Family sharing. My son purchased a game from Apple thinking he was using his iTunes voucher but the purchase has gone straight on to my credit card via family sharing. How can I ...
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Apple family sharing from iOS to Mac

Can I initiate Family Sharing from my apple ID on an iOS device as the organiser to another account on my Mac so that latter can have the possibility to share the iWork apps i have on my iOS device ...
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Does Family Sharing allow others to see the free Apps that you've downloaded?

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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I need help, even t in my account i can't buy individually because my family sharing keeps asking for Credit Card of the manager!

I want to rent movie worth $4.99, and i have $7.39 but it still asks me for Credit Card security code from manager!
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How to choose personal credit card instead of family credit card for app purchase?

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 ...
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How can I use family sharing but still buy/download apps without permission?

I'm using family sharing to get the Apple Music family discount, but the only problem is that it stops me buying apps with my own account, and instead requires the family sharing organiser to buy them....
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How do you use Family Sharing to effectively merge multiple Apple IDs?

My wife and I have separate Apple IDs. To simplify (!) things a while ago we both started using a third ID. Now with Family Sharing we can each access the other's purchases. So I set myself up as ...
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How to change the Organiser for Family Sharing

I have set up Family Sharing on my daughter's iPad Pro and I am the Organiser. I also added my daughter as a family member. How can I delete myself as the Organiser and add my wife instead? I hope ...
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How do I change the iTunes country while maintaining Family Sharing?

My whole family is moving to different countries. My sister and I are going off to university in Europe and my parents are moving to Southeast Asia. And we are all linked with Family sharing as we ...
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How to allow my wife to use her own credit card in Apple Store?

I have set up family group on iPhones for my wife and daughter. Now they are allowed to purchase by my card only. Is it possible for my wife to use her own card and my daughter not to use any cards at ...
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What happens to MY music if I join a new Family Sharing account

My wife already has an iTunes account with her own music library. She also wants access to my music library. If I set up Family Sharing and invite her, will she lose her music or will the iPhone ...
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Why is my 14 yr old listed as adult with my name on our account family sharing

I opened up find my iPhone account between myself my daughter 15yrs old and son 14 yrs old. We all previously had our Apple ID numbers. I'm listed as organizer I'm 38 yrs old. My son is listed under ...
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How to share my music with my kid's iTunes?

All - how can I share some of my iTunes music (not purchased via iTunes) with my kid? Virtually all of those are ripped from CDs. I still have the CDs but I don't want to rip them all again. Thank ...