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With Family Sharing, you can use the Find My Location app to automatically share your location with your family. If you need privacy, you can temporarily stop sharing your location. Family Sharing allows up to six family members to easily share music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, subscriptions, including iCloud+, and more without sharing an Apple ID.1 Ask to buy lets you set up an Apple ID for kids, set permissions remotely, and approve spending and downloads from a parent`s device.2 You can also set up Apple Cash for a child or teenager. or set them up with an Apple Watch. You can create a new family group and invite people to join it, or you can join someone else`s family group. If you join a family group that Apple Music or Apple One subscribes to with a family subscription and you`re already a subscriber, your subscription won`t renew on the next billing date. Instead, you use the group`s subscription. If you join a family group that doesn`t have a subscription and you have a family subscription, the group uses your subscription. If neither you nor the family group have a family subscription, you can update your account. Choose what you want to share, invite your family members to join you, and enjoy each other`s digital society. When you set up your family, a shared album is automatically created in the Photos app on the devices of all family members. Anyone can add photos, videos, and comments to the album whenever they want, and will be notified when something new is added. Family Sharing also sets up a Family Calendar where anyone can view, add, or edit events and appointments, and receive a notification when something changes.

And anyone can use the reminder app to send reminders of time or place to the family. So whether it`s photo day, pizza night or just a trip to the beach, everyone is up to date. Purchases: You can share items purchased from the App Store, Apple Books, and Apple TV. All purchases will be charged to the family organizer. See Share app Store, Apple TV, and Apple Books purchases with Family Sharing on iPhone. If you subscribe to Apple Music or Apple One with a family subscription, you can use Family Sharing to share Apple Music with up to five other family members. Your family members don`t have to do anything – Apple Music is available when they first open the Music app after your family subscription starts. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone in the family has access to the apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books that family members buy. Content automatically appears on the Purchased page of the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, or Apple TV app.

Some items cannot be shared. If you`re using Family Setup and have school time turned on, you can choose when your family members can prevent family members from using certain features on your Apple Watch. If a family member unlocks their watch during school hours, you can view unlocks in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. This information is sent to Apple encrypted end-to-end, but is linked exclusively to your Apple ID so that Apple can provide unlock information. The Personalized Ads setting is turned off and can`t be turned on for a child`s Apple ID. Your child will not receive interest-based ads from Apple`s advertising platform on devices associated with a child`s Apple ID. However, your child may still receive non-targeted (i.e. contextual) advertising on these devices. Additionally, the Allow apps to access tracking setting is disabled and cannot be enabled. Apps and advertisers are not allowed to access the advertising ID provided by the operating system and are also responsible for complying with Apple`s policies that prohibit them from performing targeted ads or advertising metrics or sharing information with data brokers.

With Family Sharing, you and up to five other family members can share access to amazing Apple services such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple Card.1 Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo album. They can even help find each other`s missing devices. An adult in your family – the organizer – invites all other members to join and sets up accounts for people under the age of 13.2 Once family members join the team, Family Sharing is automatically set up on all devices. The group then selects the services and features it wants to use and share. As part of Family Sharing, your child`s information, including past and future purchases on the App Store or iTunes, may be shared with your family members. Subject to any restrictions you set, your child can also share their information with your family members through iCloud photo sharing, shared calendars and reminders, search for me, and location sharing. In addition, family members can download each other`s iTunes Store purchases to their own computers and devices. They can also hide their purchases so that others can`t download them. When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases are billed to the promoter`s account.

However, if the Ask to Buy option is enabled for children in the family, the organizer may still be in charge. When a child initiates a purchase, a notification is sent to the organizer, who can review the download and approve or reject it directly from the organizer`s device. This applies to both purchases and free downloads. If you want to see and approve what children download, set up purchase requisition. When a child requests to purchase apps, movies, or other content, a notification is sent to the family organizer, who can approve or reject it directly from their device. If you can`t accept the invitation, check to see if someone else has joined a family with your Apple ID. Keep in mind that you can only join one family at a time and you can only switch to another family group once a year. In the Music app on your Mac, choose “Account, > “Manage Family,” then follow the on-screen instructions. See Change the services family members use in Family Sharing on Mac. Any member of an Apple Music family subscription can stream millions of songs from the Apple Music catalog. And each family member receives their own personal music library and music recommendations based on what they like to listen to.