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Family Sharing is an outstanding iOS feature that allows users to share their iCloud storage plans, photos, location, App Store purchases, etc. with their family members without sharing their accounts with them. So, if you also want to use this fantastic feature of iOS, then here’s how you can do this.

How to Set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad?

Following are the steps that you can follow to set up Family Sharing on your iPhone and iPad:

  1. Navigate to your iPhone/iPad settings app and open it.
  2. Next, click on your Apple ID account, which is located at the top.
  3. Now click on the “Set Up Family Sharing” option.
  4. After that, click on the “Get Started” option.
  5. Now add your photo by clicking on the “Add Photo” option.
  6. After that, click on “Continue.”
  7. Next, click on the “Continue” option to share purchases with added family members.
  8. Now confirm your payment method by clicking on the “Continue” option.”
  9. Next, click on the “Share your Location option” if you want to share your location with your family members else, click on the “Not Now” option.
  10. After that, click on the “Add Family Member.”
  11. Now type the name of the person that you want to add.
  12. Next, select your family member and tap on “Next.”
  13. Now submit your “Credit card security code or CVV number” to verify that you are the organizer.
  14. You have successfully set up Family Sharing on your iPhone or iPad. Now all your added family members will receive an email/push notification on their iPhone/iPad asking them to accept your invite.

Note: You can only add up to 6 members in your Family Sharing group.

How to Accept a Family Sharing Group Invitation on Your iPhone or iPad?

Following are the steps that you can follow to accept a “Family Sharing” group invitation on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Navigate to your iPhone/iPad settings app and open it.
  2. Next, click on your Apple ID account, which is located at the top.
  3. After that, click on the “Invitations” option.
  4. Now accept the group invitation by clicking on the “Accept” option.
  5. Next, click on the “Confirm” option.
  6. After that, click on the “Continue” option to share purchases with other family members.
  7. Next, click on the “Share your Location option” if you want to share your location with your family members else, click on the “Not Now” option.
  8. Now you will be added to the “Family Sharing” group.

How to Designate Someone as a Parent/Guardian in Your Family Sharing Group?

Following are the steps that you can follow to designate someone as a parent /guardian in your Family Sharing Group:

  1. Navigate to your iPhone/iPad settings app and open it.
  2. Next, click on your Apple ID account, which is located at the top.
  3. After that, click on the “Family Sharing” option.
  4. Now select the profile of the person that you want to designate as a parent or guardian.
  5. Finally, enable the “Parent/Guardian” option using the toggle button near it to designate your selected member as a parent or guardian. Now whenever a child in your “Family Sharing” group makes a purchase request; this person can approve that request.

Note: Only the Family organizer can designate someone as a parent or guardian.

Conclusion

Family Sharing is a fantastic feature of iOS that allows its users to share all their purchases, location, photos, storage plans (iCloud Storage plan) with their other family members without sharing their accounts. Besides, if you have young kids, you can use this feature to control their App Store purchases and the content they can consume. So, do use this great iOS feature to get the most out of your iOS device.

I am Alessia Martine. I’m a software engineer living in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. I am a fan of technology, web development, and programming. My passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media. I write for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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