How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8


One of the key innovations in iOS 8 “Family sharing” that allows you to share with family and household on the web, including purchases from iTunes, iBooks and App Store. No, it is not about so-called “shared” account — each family member can have access to shared content with their own unique Apple ID.

To set up Family sharing in iOS 8 is not difficult. Go to the iCloud settings on iPhone or iPad, where we see the menu “Set up family”.


How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8 How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

After login with Apple account, which you are going to use for shopping and downloading free apps, and installation approval/prohibition of the use location of your family members, you can add the Apple ID of the family member to use the content.

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8 How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8


To add a family member by clicking on the appropriate button. Next, you need to enter the email address used as a login account from Apple. It is also necessary to specify these General methods of payment.

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8 How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

Pleased with the presence of the feature “ask to buy”. The point of this is that one or another member of your family using Family sharing, you will not be able to make a purchase without your approval. To enable this, you need to go to menu “Settings”-iCloud-“Family” and then click on the desired Apple ID. In the opened menu choose the option “ask to buy”.

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

An important element of the “Family sharing” — shared photo stream. All photos taken on the device of one of the members of the family appear in the shared photo stream.

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

To make it easier to plan your weekend, Family sharing allows a shared calendar where can add notes all members of the family. You can even set up notifications.

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

Not without the “share my location” — now you always know where your children are walking, or when the wife returned from work, using the app “Find my iPhone”.

Now you can leave your child alone with the tablet, knowing that he cannot make any purchase without your knowledge.

How to set up Family sharing in iOS 8

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