Family Sharing feature on Apple devices enables the entire families share items purchased by one of their member. That is to say, Videos, Apps,books and music bought by a particular member of the family, every other person in the family sharing group can also download those content.

Family sharing

Requirements For Family Sharing

  • MacOS 10.10 and above .
  • An iPad or iPod touch, an iPhone, with iOS 8.0 orcurrent version . Though will be focusing on iPhone running iOS 11 and iOS 12 In this article
  • Must have Apple ID signed in to iTunes and iCloud

How To Setup family sharing 

These are perfect steps to take in other to begin to use the sharing group features.

  • Set up family sharing with iPhone
  • The payment procedure and location sharing
  • Invite people to join group
  • Accepting family sharing invitation

Set up on iPhone

Any body who sets up Family Sharing at first is known as family organizer and the person takes charge of affairs in the group. To set it up, take the procedure beneath

  • Go to your phone settings and select your name
  • Click on “set up family sharing” tab
  • Confirm you want to be the organizer and make sure you signed in with your own ID. Then follow the instructions to get it Set up.

Location Sharing And Payment Procedure

  • Navigate to “Share purchases” page and check if you are logged in with the Apple ID of the person whose item is to be shared. If it’s correct click on “continue” tab, otherwise click on the link beneath to edit settings
  • Make sure the payment platform(Credit or debit card)  on file is the one you are to use for shared item
  • To allow your family member see your location or where your phone is, when online with message and find my iPhone, simply Pres on “share your location” widget

Invite Others To Join family group

When you are done with the above process, you can now invite people to join the group. It is not limited to your relatives, it can be anyone.  As soon as you invite them they will receive a text message or an email, it is now left for them to accept or decline.  Follow procedures below to invite someone

  • Open iPhone settings
  • Tap your name
  • Click on “Family Sharing” button
  • Tap on “Add family member” tab
  • You can now Select the format you want to invite people, the formats are Through iMessage, it can be in person or create an account for a Child. When you have selected, follow the onscreen instructions.

How To Accept Family Sharing Invitation

When you receive an invitation to join the sharing group see the steps below to accept the invitation.

  • Go to your iPhone settings
  • Tap your name
  • Select the “invitation” widget
  • Click on the “Accept” tab
  • Press on “Confirm” button
  • Tap “continue” widget

When everyone is added to the group is now left for them to decide if they want to share their Locate Or not

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