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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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How to buy a song within a family group without charging a family organizer?

Our adult daughter put us on "family share."  If I try to buy a song from "iTunes Store," it sends a verification code to her phone, and if she passes it on to me and I enter it, ...
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What happens when my kid buys something with Apple Family?

I set up an Apple Family and my kid wants to buy something. The thing is though he knows his Apple ID password. What happens when my kid buys something? Does it charge from my credit card?
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Unable to share iCloud storage upgrade with family members

I have used iCloud on my Mac to store my Desktop and Documents folders for years. I have an extra terabyte of iCloud storage that I'm not using, so I'd like to let a family member use it. I have ...
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Setting up family sharing without credit card

I'm trying to create an account for my child who is 8. I've learned that family sharing is the way to go, however it requires adding a credit card to the payment method. Now I do have a credit card ...
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Removing someone from a family plan

I have a 200 GB family plan shared with one other person. If I remove that other person from the plan, what happens to that other person's photos, videos, and other files stored in iCloud? Are they ...
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If someone switches to their family's shared iCloud storage, can they choose to switch back to an individual plan without leaving the Family?

I have Family Sharing with 3 other family members through my iCloud+ account (2GB). Right now, we are not sharing storage, and each of the other family members has either a 200GB or 50GB individual ...
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How do I change my children's apple IDs so that they are anonymous?

I originally created apple IDs for my kids in a format like this: [email protected] Since then, I've become more privacy conscious and would like to replace these with anonymous accounts that ...
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Shared photo library. Why photo location information is not shared?

Using Photos Family Shared Library between me and my family. I would assume that when somebody in the family add photo to Shared Library all meta-data of the photo would be included as well. However ...
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Family app sharing doesn't share already paid apps

My brother can't get the app, it says he has to pay. He is in my family on apple, and I already paid for these games, but it still says the price for him to pay. I set that purchases and subscriptions ...
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Are there drawbacks to using a shared Apple ID as the Organizer account for Apple Family Share?

I am setting up Apple Family Share for the first time. Currently my wife and I have separate iPhones with separate Apple IDs (separate purchases and everything else), and we have two iPads for our ...
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Download/Back up all of my iCloud storage locally to a mac

I am thinking about canceling my iCloud subscription I have +200Gb of data on iCloud from different devices (iPhones, iPads, Macs ...) including all kinds of documents. What is the best/quickest way ...
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How do I pay for my kid's app after I've approved it via Family Sharing?

My 10-year-old son is set up as a family member with his own Apple account. His iPad, it's set to "Ask To Buy." So, when he wants to download an app from the App Store, I get a notification ...
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Migrate to a new iCloud plan from current Family Sharing plan [duplicate]

I am currently on a Family Sharing plan (2TB) but need to move to my own plan. On my Mac, when I click on "Add Storage", it prompts me saying that, when I change my storage plan, I will stop ...
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Share everything except cloud storage on family plan

Is there a way to share only specific services to family members? My daughter will fill the cloud storage up quickly with nonsense if I share that. I do want to share TV, Music, and other services.
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How can I change users on an Arcade app on Apple TV?

I have a game I downloaded from Apple Arcade on my Apple TV. (The game in question is Leo's Fortune, but I am making the question as app agnostic as possible) When i first downloaded and played the ...
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Family Sharing Age Appropriate

I currently have a family set up and family turned on. However it seems to be very all or nothing. If I share my iTunes purchases with my family is there a way to age restrict the content they see so ...
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Watch apple tv on someone else's device

I purchased some media content (not a subscription) in the Apple TV app, using my iPhone. Is there any way I can watch this content on my family member's iPad? (Note, we have already set up family ...
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HomePod with Apple Music family

How to use a HomePod with several Apple accounts? I currently have a family plan for two people: myself and my friend. I also have a HomePod, on which I listen to my music. My friend has an Android ...
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iOS 16 – Recovery Contact shown as added 1 Jan 1970

After upgrading my iPhone SE 2020 to iOS 16.0 (20A362), I went to Settings > Family > Family Checklist and saw a prompt to add a recovery contact. After adding a family member they’re now shown ...
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How can I change the amount of iCloud storage for one family member?

I've two kids under 13 set up in my Family Sharing with access to my 2TB iCloud storage. For some reason, my son has an amount set of 5GB, which is way too low for what he needs on his iPad. His ...
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Most economical way to manage and approve purchases through Family Sharing?

I have an older MacBook Pro whose hard drive has failed. I had been using this device mainly to approve app download/purchase requests from my children using Family Sharing. The only other personal ...
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Change Apple ID country without losing iCloud+ Family Sharing data

seeking some advice from anyone who has been through this scenario: we are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) with 2TB iCloud+ in Family Sharing. We currently use about 600GB between us, each user ...
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Why does the photo for my Apple ID and my wife's Apple ID periodically swap?

For years, every week or so on our Macs, my AppleID photo and my wife's AppleID photo swap. I go to System Preferences/Apple ID and edit the photo to select a photo of myself. I made a photo of ...
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Family Sharing Purchases

I am in the process of moving from an old Apple ID to a new one. I will refer to the old ID as ABC and the new one as XYZ. I currently have a family sharing setup on ABC with a couple of other family ...
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In iCloud(+), can you allocate/limit portions of your shared storage to family members?

When using Family Sharing to share storage with Family members on your iCloud/iCloud+ account, is it possible to limit the amount of storage each Family member may use? If not, is it possibly to share ...
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how to sync keychain passwords from one iPhone (organizer) with a family member’s iPhone (member) that has a different iCloud account?

how to sync keychain passwords with another keychain? I tried setting my husbands new iPhone 12 using my iCloud info and after inputting his personal details, the info on my iPhone 8 changed to his ...
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Wrong name in Family Sharing?

When reviewing my family within Family Sharing, I discovered that the wrong name was showing for my account. This was not the Apple ID name, or any information from my apple account. A google search ...
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New Family Sharing account does not create shared Photos/Reminders/Calendar

The official landing page for the Family Sharing feature states the following: https://www.apple.com/family-sharing/ When you set up your family, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos ...
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FindMy "People" tab not showing

I have upgraded both my iphone and my daughter's (a minor in family sharing) iphone to iOS 15 and now the "People" tab on the FindMy app on my daughter's iphone is not showing and I can't ...
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How do I prevent Screen Time from muting sound?

We use Screen Time and Family Sharing on my child’s iPad to restrict daily usage of apps. Annoyingly, when their time runs out while using an app, e.g., Minecraft or Roblox, and I approve additional ...
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iCloud Family Sharing: Who gets notified when the organizer changes a members role?

Do all members of a family get a notification, or just the person that got it‘s role changed? Does the organizer get notified by email?
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Disable kids' access to iOS device after 11pm, but also allow parents to remotely and temporarily enable/disable access?

Our teenage kids have been staying up too late on their iPhones, so we'd like to figure out a way to prevent them from using devices after 11PM. But we'd also like to be able to have a way to ...
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Gifting/sharing app to Family child's iPad without App Sharing?

I'm seeing apps, through my own iPhone/iPad, that I'd like to get on to my son's iPad. I'd just like to somehow beam them over there, or download on my device and share with his. Is there a way to do ...
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Web Content radio buttons don't switch in Screen Time Family

As my daughter grows, I wanted to change the settings of Content & Privacy Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Web Content, from Allowed Websites Only to Limit Adult Websites. But radio ...
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How to redownload shared apps under one's own apple id and decouple from someone else's?

Our minor child has his own Apple ID which is part of the family sharing household. He also has an iPad on which he is signed into iCloud, iMessages, FaceTime, and the App Store with his own Apple ID....
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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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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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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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