How to set up Family Sharing on your iPhone and iPad

Family Sharing is a great feature that allows you to share your iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases with your family and friends without the need to share your account’s details. One of the best things when it comes Family Sharing lies in the ability to create an account for your child, so they can ask permission to buy the content.

Family Sharing has been around since the days of iOS 8 and ranks among the best features for Apple devices. However, setting up and using Family Sharing on an iPhone and iPad may be a little bit confusing to many newcomers. With that in mind, we believe that we can help out.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to set up Family Sharing on your iPhone and iPad. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS on your device. If not, update your iPhone or iPad first.

How to set up Family Sharing on your iPhone and iPad

  1. How to enable Family Sharing on your iPhone and iPad

Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap your Apple ID profile at the top of the screen

Step two: Next up, hit Set Up Family Sharing and then tap on Get Started. After that, hit Continue and tap Continue again to confirm

Step three: On the next screen, hit Continue and then tap Share Your Location to share your location with family. After that, hit Add Family Member and enter the person’s name

Step four: You will be asked to provide the credit card security code to verify that you are the family organizer (note that you can add up to six people to the group).

  1. How to accept a Family Sharing invitation on your iPhone and iPad

Once you have successfully added a family member to your group, he will get an invitation on his iPhone or iPad.

Step one: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and then hit your Apple ID profile at the top

Step two: Next up, hit Invitations and select Accept at the bottom right corner of the screen. After that, hit Confirm and then tap Continue on the Share Purchases screen

Step three: On the next screen, hit share your location to complete the task.

  1. How to choose a guardian for your child

Step one: Launch the Settings app on your home screen and then hit your Apple ID profile to proceed

Step two: Hit Family Sharing and then select the person you wish to choose as a guardian

Step three: Now just simply turn on the switch for Parent/Guardian.

Also read: How to manage privacy and security settings in iOS 11 Safari

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