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Set up family sharing

Use these steps to set up family sharing. You can create a new family group and invite others to join, or you can join someone else's family group.

With Family Sharing, up to six family members can easily share music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, an iCloud storage plan, subscriptions, and more - all without sharing an Apple ID.1 You can set up an Apple ID for kids, remotely set screen time permissions, and use the purchase request to approve issues and downloads from a parent's device.2 You can also set up Apple Cash or an Apple Watch for a child or teen. Learn more about what you can do with Family Sharing here.

Create family group

One adult in the family - the family organizer - can set up family sharing for the group using their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. When you turn on the purchase sharing feature, you will be asked for your consent to pay for purchases made by family members. You will also be asked to confirm that you have saved a valid payment method. Valid payment methods for setting up Family Sharing include credit and debit cards.3

On the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings> [your name].
  2. Tap Family Sharing, then tap Set Up Your Family.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your family and invite family members.

On the Mac

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu (), then click Family Sharing.
  2. Confirm the Apple ID you want to use for Family Sharing and make sure "Share My Purchases" is turned on.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier:

  1. Choose Apple menu ()> System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Confirm the Apple ID you want to use for Family Sharing and make sure "Share My Purchases" is turned on.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Invite people to join your family

If necessary, you can create an Apple ID for your child and then add them to your group. If your family member already has an Apple ID, follow these steps to add someone to your family group. You can only belong to one family at a time.

If the family member is nearby, they can enter their Apple ID password on your device to accept the invitation. You can also send the family member an invitation that they can accept on their device.

On the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings> [your name]> Family Sharing.
  2. Tap "Add Member".
  3. Enter your family member's name or email address, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Choose whether you want to send an invitation with the Messages app or invite the family member you want in person. Then follow the instructions on the screen.

On the Mac

  1. Choose the Apple menu ()> System Preferences.
  2. Click on "Family Sharing".
  3. Click "Add Family Member" and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier:

  1. Choose Apple menu ()> System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Click on "Manage Family".
  3. Click the Add Family Member (+) button and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you use multiple Apple IDs in the iTunes Store and the App Store, you can also invite your other accounts to the group and then share purchases made with these Apple IDs with your family.

Check that a family member has accepted the invitation

After you've sent the invitation, their status will appear under the person's name.

On the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Go to Settings> [your name]> Family Sharing.

Then select the person's name to see the status of the invitation. If you need to resend the invitation, select Resend Invitation.

On the Mac

Choose Apple menu ()> System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. If you've installed macOS Mojave or earlier, choose the Apple menu ()> System Preferences> iCloud, then click Manage Family.

Then select the person's name to see the status of the invitation. If you need to resend the invitation, select Resend Invitation.


Join a family group

You can accept or decline an invitation to join a family right on your device. You will receive an invitation by email or text message. You can then reply to this invitation directly. If you miss the invitation e-mail or SMS, that's no problem: You can also simply reply to the invitation on your device under "Settings" or "System settings".

On the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Go to Settings> [your name]> Invitations.

To accept an invitation, follow the on-screen instructions. When you join a family, you may be asked to confirm your account information and activate features or services that your family has set up.

On the Mac

Choose Apple menu ()> System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. If you've installed macOS Mojave or earlier, choose the Apple menu ()> System Preferences> iCloud, then click Manage Family.

To accept an invitation, follow the on-screen instructions. When you join a family, you may be asked to confirm your account information and activate features or services that your family has set up.

You cannot accept the invitation

If you can't accept the invitation, see if someone else has joined a family with your Apple ID or has shared purchases made with your Apple ID. Note that you can only be a member of one family at a time and can only move to a different family once a year.


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