I had the same issue, I added my kids to Family Sharing but they showed up as adults (and so could make purchases without my permission). Fortunately you can easily change it.
If you go to https://appleid.apple.com and login using their account details, in the Password and Security section, you can change the year of their birth. 1/1/2001 works fine, I ...
In App purchases are not shared in Family sharing and its clearly given in apple website. But what we can do is log in to iTunes & App store using the ID which was used to buy the in app purchases without having to change the primary ID of the device and still enjoy the in app purchases
According to this article by Serenity Caldwell of iMore, there are three ways to share photos to all your family members.
Use the "Family" album that is automatically created if you have Family Sharing turned on.
Create a shared album.
Use the same iCloud account for all family members.
Nevertheless, there doesn't seem to be a way to automatically share ...
Yes. Gift balances are preserved.
In fact, I use a gift balance to avoid charging the family organizer for my primary Apple ID. I want to pay for my apps and be part of the family to share apps and calendars and reminders easily.
This lets me use my Credit Card to buy gift cards (usually at a substantial discount from Costco) and/or use Apple Pay and ...
No. This Apple support document details what can and cannot be shared with family sharing. In particular, there is a list of items that cannot be shared:
There are a few things that you can't share:
Songs added to iTunes Match from outside the iTunes Store
Items that are no longer available on the iTunes Store
Items that ...
How many photos and videos can be stored in a shared album?
A shared album can hold a maximum of 5000 photos and videos combined. When you reach your limit, you must delete some photos or videos before adding new ones.
iCloud Photo Sharing FAQ
My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing limits
I realize this is not directly answering the original question, ...
The only way to change the person who is responsible for the payment method (in other words, change the Organizer) is to turn off Family Sharing and have the new person start it over again.
In the Settings app go to iCloud then tap on Family, then your account in the list at the top, then Stop Sharing. This will disband the family.
At this point, your wife ...
Personally I would create subsequent accounts for other family members, then you can use your current account as the "parent" or "leader" account and then add the new accounts to the family.
You are still using your original account so you're guaranteed not to loose anything, the others should also have access to the content you choose to share with other ...
I also shared my Apple ID with my wife for app purchases, and found the transition to Family Sharing painless. This Apple support page goes into details, and I'll answer some of your specific questions below.
What will happen to her existing apps, some of which have saved local data?
Most likely your wife's iPhone is set up so that iCloud (Settings > ...
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.
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 ...
I have a workaround: What we have been doing is we have our family account under my sister's credit card. However, the individual members of my family buy Apple Gift cards. This is credited only to the individual family member's account. I usually buy mine at the grocery store, but you can buy them online as well. A little bulky but it works.
No. Any apps you buy with your Apple ID will still belong to you. If you leave Family Sharing other family members will lose access to the apps (Mac OS & iOS), movies, TV shows and music that you own.
Any family member's purchase will be charged to the credit card of the Family Organizer. Gift cards can be used by a family member and they will be ...
Apple should be able to do this for you. Go to apple.com/support/appleid/contact/, click Contact Us → Other Apple ID topics → The topic is not listed, enter 'change date of birth' or a phrase to that effect, click Continue and choose an option.
I had found a script that can list iTunes apps by purchase here (author: Walt Stoneburner). The link is now broken, but I had archived that page 3 years ago. This is the script:
for f in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Mobile\ Applications/*.ipa; \
do (echo "$f" ; unzip -p "$f" "iTunesMetadata.plist" | \
plutil -p - | egrep -i "\"(itemName|artistName|AppleID)...
Sorry, but one cannot share apps (all apps, not just Tweetbot) cross-platform, for whatever reason. Not with Family Sharing or iCloud. The only way to get it would be to purchase it at full price from the iOS App Store.
First log in to Apple ID and update his birthday, name etc.
Second, log in to the organizer account and change the role for all accounts that are incorrect. If this is correct and still shows Adult, you can kick him from Family Sharing then invite him again as a non-adult. :) If you save their real birthdays, they will be picked up as minors/teenagers by ...
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).
According to Apple:
When you set up purchase sharing, one adult in the family—the family organizer—agrees to pay for any purchases that family members make while they're part of the family group.
After it's paid for, a purchased item is added to the account of the family member who made the purchase. If you turn off purchase sharing, each member ...
After much time, I now understand more about the changing of a birthdate on a child Apple ID account.
In my region (US and UK) there are bands which define child, teen, and adult. They are....
Basically, you can't change a birthday from one band to another. Once a child, always a child, until the system thinks the birthday ...
Unless I'm misreading your question, doing the following will make the process easier for you:
Launch the App Store app on your iPhone
Tap on your account at the top right corner
Tap on Purchased
Now you should see a listing for all accounts in your family group
Tap on your wife's listing
At the top, below your wife's name, you'll see two buttons All and ...
Apple does not include In-App purchases on their site, meaning they are not included. If In-App purchases would be shared, it would have been stated there very clearly.
Once you set up Family Sharing, family members get immediate access to
each other’s music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps.
You can see the official page here.
Personal note: I don't ...
There is a solution for this. I just spent 2 hours on the phone with Apple today, June 10, 2015. It requires using 2 Apple ID's on the secondary phone(s). I was going to go into detail and attempt to answer this to help others to avoid the problems that I had. When I went to the other thread that I had not read far enough down, I found a link that ...
No. Each family member would have to use purchases in the cloud to download your entire music library.
I know of several people that tried family sharing and I've gone back to one Apple ID because of how well iTunes match works for them. Losing that feature to gain the rest wasn't worth it in the short run.
My gut feeling is that sharing between two ...
Once you have family sharing turned on all purchases that aren't covered by a store-credit get billed through the shared payment method which is one charge card entered by the "Family Organizer" Apple ID.
Quote from the Apple Support article:
After you set up your family, any time a family member initiates a new purchase it will be billed directly to ...
Once you've set up Family Sharing, everyone can access each others' apps, music, movies, TV shows and books.
To download content from another family member, sign into your iTunes account and visit the "Purchased" pages in the iTunes store, iBook store or App Store. Simply choose the family member whose content you want, and go ahead and download.
The saved games are usually stored locally on the device, even if they are synchronised by iCloud. If you sign out of your iTunes account and sign in with his new one, there shouldn't be any loss of save game data at all.
If, however, you want to wipe the iPad and set it up anew for him, you'll need to backup the save information and restore it to the iPad ...
http://appleid.apple.com/ is the correct place.
It's been awhile since I did this, but as I recall you will need to delete it as the secondary email then you can edit the primary.
Also, it's easiest if you turn off FindMyiPhone on the device before starting this process. After all changes have been made and you are logged back into iCloud on the device ...