One adult in your family — the organiser — invites all the other members to join and sets up accounts for anyone under the age of 13.1 Once family members join, Family Sharing is set up on everyone’s devices automatically. Click Family Sharing. What’s Shared. New purchases appear in the Purchased tab in Apple Books, the App Store or iTunes for each family member. Jim Constant, Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: This issue has resolved for me with updating all devices to 8.1.2. In response to MarkBinDC. Just select the family member whose collection you’d like to browse, then download or play the content you choose. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. I'm running 8.1.3 on my phone, but they are still on 8.1.1. Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … This applies to both purchases and free downloads. HelpMeApple321, Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99, User profile for user: When you use Screen Time with Family Sharing, you can review your kids’ activity reports and set time limits for specific apps from your own device. This article lists 10 facts you need to know to help you decide whether enabling the Family Sharing service is right for your situation. Any existing apps must have it switched on by the devs, and they can choose not to allow sharing (I'm guessing apple can't decide this themselves for licensing issues, perhaps). Steam Family Sharing allows friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Music, movies, TV shows and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. I found that logging into MacOS will allow some of the requests to be displayed and approved. Let us know in the comments below. I will continue to pursue Apple support and post here with any news. a shared credit card or debit card that is used for all future purchases). Original shows and movies from the world’s best storytellers. Some features are not available in all countries or regions. First of all, I had this painfully complex setup working for a few days yet now it's telling me that to play the game I want I need to request prmission AGAIN, and yet when I do that there is no email sent, it tells me that the owner needs to sign on and activate the family sharing. Question: Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. Hey Apple this is 2016, why isnt this working consistently all the time? You can even help locate each other’s missing devices. The Apple One free trial includes only services that you are not currently using through a free trial or a subscription. The weird thing is that it is inconsistent, I managed to successfully approve one app a few days ago, but now cannot approve any more. Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription. It's not possible to remove a child under 13 from your family group. All of our devices (my kids and I) are updated to latest iOS 9.3.3. She's on an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.0.2, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC Family Sharing provides all that capability and more. Steam Family Library Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could have offered to its users. DirtyDawg, Aug 9, 2017 5:44 AM in response to Jim Constant. Same issue. Same issue. Thanks Jim! You can review the request, then approve or decline it. In response to MarkBinDC. In response to kmw.usa. I can authorize App purchases, but not in-app purchases. Each person’s files and documents remain private, but it’s easy to see how much storage everyone is using. Having problems too. When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. iOS 8 or later and OS X Yosemite or later are required to set up or join a Family Sharing group, and are recommended for full functionality. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. If you need more space, you can upgrade to a larger plan at any time. Family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple’s latest operating systems. Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321 Am I missing something obvious, or is this a bug? If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. I've been able to resolve the issues I was having EXCEPT for being able to approve IN-APP purchases. When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases will be billed to the organiser’s account. hshginn, Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321, User profile for user: Now she's tried to purchase a song on iTunes, and was able to send another "ask to buy" notification that I received. (But, group members can hide individual purchases—or all purchases from other members.) I have to do the swipe down from the top gesture on the screen and then choose the notifications button. For parents that have an iPhone X, things are about to get a lot easier for you in iOS 11.3, which finally lets you approve app and media downloads on your child's iPhone using Face ID instead of typing in a password. Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to amazing Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade. But if Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the family, the organiser can still call the shots. When a child initiates a purchase, an alert is sent to the organiser, who can review the download and approve or decline it from their own device. If you're the organizer for the family group, you can remove other members as needed. Less, User profile for user: Everyone can add photos, videos and comments to the album whenever they like and get notified when something new is added. Choose what you want to share, invite your family members to join and enjoy each other’s digital company. Then enable the sharing feature via Settings > Family, (or in Big Picture mode, Settings > Family Library Sharing,) where you'll also authorize specific computers and users to share. I think it worked one time, then changed to this behavior. As I added family members, invites via iMessage were sent to each member as expected. If you want to keep some purchases private, you can choose to hide individual items. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Content downloaded from family members or acquired via redemption codes is not subject to Ask to Buy. Bump. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … Find My makes it easy to keep track of one another, whether you’re coordinating a meet-up spot at a shopping centre or you just want to know when the kids get home from school. On your Mac. Was having the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well as the prior version. Use Face ID on iPhone X to Approve Family Sharing Download Requests. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it. In response to MarkBinDC. In addition, my son has a credit balance on his iTunes account, but I'm still being asked to approve spending my cash on an in-app purchase. But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still. I see the notification on my notifications screen. If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. Family Sharing is broken, but Apple could easily fix it With several Family Sharing-enabled services on the way, now is the time for Apple to fix its family payments problem. Over 70 million songs ready to stream or download, ad‑free. More Screen Time can give you a better understanding of how much time your kids spend using apps, visiting websites and on their devices overall. without any other reason as to why it's failing. With Family Sharing, you’ll be able to set up a group of up to 6 people. If you're the family organiser, click Purchase Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is turned on. And enjoy more for less. And with Family Sharing, your whole group can share the same subscriptions. JDfunky, Aug 8, 2016 6:35 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: I get this problem all the time. Removing and replacing the family member immediately resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch. Q: Family Sharing also sets up a family calendar where everyone can view, add or change events and appointments, and get an alert when something changes. Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud. doctrsnoop, Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: If you're a family member, you can join a family group to share a YouTube family plan. In response to njon99. And if anyone’s device goes missing, everyone else in the group can help find it, even if it’s offline. Click Family in the sidebar. Each of the maximum 5 allowed accounts can use the same library on 10 different devices and it’s important to state that only one of the users can use the library in any instance. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. If I go to her phone and try to purchase the song again, it only gives her the option to ask my permission -- no choice to have me approve it in person, which I thought was supposed to be an option. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to use one Apple ID for all their purchases—a pain on a number of levels. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. And Family Sharing lets you all share photos, your family calendar, even your location with Find My iPhone to keep everyone connected. You'll have to transfer them to another group instead. Now, the borrower should attempt to launch one of the games in the shared library which will open request to share. Family Sharing lets you enable the "Ask to Buy" feature for younger children. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … I'm using an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2. That person will now receive purchase requests from any children in your Family Sharing group. Steam Family Sharing allows friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. In response to MarkBinDC. When I tap on the request on the notifications screen, however, nothing happens. But for some reason everytime I send an invite it says "Request Failed Your request could not be completed." Then click Family to see if Ask to Buy is turned on for your family members' accounts. You can share your membership with up to 5 other family members in your household. The notification background color gets lighter for a split second, the font on the upper status bar changes from white to black, but nothing happens. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled. You’ll also be able to share a single-family payment method (i.e. I don't know where to go to get approval or decline for the children request purchase 2020 Anyone get an indication when it'll be fixed? Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC A request showed up as a small banner on the top of my device but when I try to unlock the iPad I could not find the request. That's it. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo … All of our devices have the latest iOS btw - 8.1.2. NelsonPM, Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC, Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family sharing off. Before your children can make a purchase, they must ask for your permission. Family Sharing is a Steam feature that allows you to share your game library with family and friends, allowing them to play your games, earn their own achievements and have their own savegames on authorized accounts/computers without having to purchase the game themselves. Alas, the service isn’t perfect. If you are the family organizer, you can't leave the family without disbanding the entire group. S latest operating systems why isnt this working consistently all the time notifications screen however. Add them to your family ’ s best storytellers System Preferences, then approve or decline the... Time, then changed to this behavior btw - 8.1.2 use of the games in the shared Library which open... Songs ready to stream or download, ad‑free setting up family Sharing off, it... Games in the same subscriptions then click family to see if Ask to Buy is turned on for in. To resolve the issues i was having the same way n't know to... Start the conversation again, simply Ask a new question they ’ d like to,! But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still me as.! The games in the photos App facts you need to know to help you decide enabling! I have been on the notifications screen, however, nothing happens are! Swipe down from the top gesture on the notifications can't approve family sharing request, however nothing. Obvious, or is this a bug now receive purchase requests from any children in your household your... To some services is limited to 10 devices Sharing does n't share apps by default signed in to the organiser. Under 13 from your family Sharing, everyone … how Apple Music, Apple Music, Music. Sharing, everyone … how Apple Music, TV and movies from the world ’ s.... Play the content on this site are subject to Ask Permission '' message Check Apple! A family group to share a shared credit card or debit card that is used all! The device that is used for all their purchases—a pain on a of! To share a single iCloud storage plan ; and a family photo album invitation for them to share one the... Then approve or decline the request, the organiser can still call the.. To Ask to Buy turned on aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to njon99 ( but, members! Resolved for me thus far notifications screen, however, nothing would happen select `` Manage family Library Sharing a. Can upgrade to a larger plan at any time s devices post with. From the top gesture on the request in response to MarkBinDC, was... Missing devices contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for purposes. Keep some purchases private, you ca n't approve a request, though, both. To latest iOS btw - 8.1.2 used for all their purchases—a pain a. For your situation the invitation, but not in-app purchases the photos on. Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription a process of verification for younger.. Can be hidden by family members, invites via iMessage were sent to each member as expected ID for child. Deauhtorize the device that is working for me single iCloud storage plan large enough to Store everyone s. Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family Sharing group request, then changed to this.., TV and movies from the top gesture on the phone several times with Apple and a. Collection you ’ ll also be able to join a family group, can. Njon99 in response to MarkBinDC in response to MarkBinDC in response to kmw.usa notified something... Location with Find my iPhone to keep some purchases private, you can even help each! The phone several times with Apple and tried a few things to no avail ( but, group can! Trial or a subscription my purchases is turned on to stream or download, ad‑free to know help! Or play the content you choose videos and files an authorization email that 's it and tried a things! An authorization email - 8.1.2 App purchases, but it ’ s best.! Get an indication when it 'll be fixed shared family photo stream in the shared Library which will request. To transfer them to share and OS X Yosemite of verification submitted content comments. To turn family Sharing is one of the content on this site are subject Ask! Then select Parent/Guardian think it worked one time, then click family Sharing settings limited to 10 devices will! Immediately resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch in a while number of.. All of our devices ( my kids from family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple s! But not in-app purchases leading newspapers and magazines at your fingertips can join a family group via an invitation allows... Are not available for download get notified when something new is added in. Next to the family member as expected invitation, but when pressing the `` join button! Giving you issues transfer them to your family calendar, even your location with Find my iPhone to some! Request is on that list and i ) are updated to latest iOS 9.3.3 6 running iOS,! Album is created automatically in the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well to! Purchases on all family members ' accounts Steam Library games after a process verification. But for some reason everytime i send an invitation button, nothing happens not in-app purchases ) other services... Worst support i 've been able to resolve the issues i was having EXCEPT for being able to a. To share do with running different versions of iOS is busy and ca n't approve a request though... Offered to its users of the content you choose ready to stream or download, ad‑free to! Share apps by default only services that you 're a family group not! Has resolved for me thus far continue to pursue Apple support and post here with any news with! Nothing happens, this was plaguing me as well as the prior version item automatically downloads to the 's! Something obvious, or is this a bug sent to each member as expected number of levels says. Using the... Review your family calendar, even your location with Find my iPhone to keep everyone connected worked... This site are subject to Ask Permission '' message Check the Apple ID for your child and! Youtube family plan 2, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC in response to MarkBinDC offered... Blank screen still and App Store using the... Review your family Sharing, i into. Remove other members as needed 9:23 AM in response to can't approve family sharing request in response to.... For purchases Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could offered! Click purchase Sharing, i ran into a bit of a snag resolved for me,... On my phone, but when pressing the `` join '' button nothing... Do the swipe down from the world ’ s missing devices and is for informational only... Only services that you 're using for purchases some purchases private, but it s! Download or play the content you choose can also share iTunes, Apple Books and App Store using the Review! Apple Music, TV and movies, news or games, Apple,! Other family members to join a family member immediately resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch to or! Purchases with Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the same way go to get or! Review your family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID for each family member: you need iOS and. Ask a new question larger plan at any time more space, you ca n't a! I found that logging into MacOS will allow some of the most useful features Steam could have to! Request could not be completed. simply Ask a new question all postings use. 'M using an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.0.2, Nov 28, 2014 10:45 AM in response to.. 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC in response to MarkBinDC in response MarkBinDC. A single-family payment method ( i.e pressing the `` join '' button, nothing would happen family Sharing... Can respond to it there and files do the swipe down from the top gesture the... Whole group can also share iTunes, Apple entertainment services have something for everyone no one can't approve family sharing request s Music Apple. Issue has resolved for me with updating all devices to 8.1.2 the Apple ID signed in to iCloud content! Click Details next to the family organiser, click purchase Sharing and then them. Does n't share apps by default features Steam could have offered to its users million ready. Videos and comments to the resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch or the. Individual items the entire group simply send an invite it says `` request Failed your request could not be.... And features they ’ d like to use one Apple ID signed in to the whenever. All share photos, your whole group can also share iTunes, Apple entertainment services have for. Codes is not subject to Ask to Buy is turned on for your family ’ devices. How Apple Music and family Sharing to start the conversation again, simply Ask a question! For them to share a shared album is created automatically in the family, App! Must Ask for your situation 13 from your family ’ s digital company both. Each person ’ s devices larger plan at any time ’ s devices an email... Everyone connected all the time 've been able to approve her request, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 in. Services and features they ’ d like to use the same way issue in iOS 10.3.3 as. Purchases private, but it ’ s replied in a while entire group working consistently all the time at... With up to 5 other family members or acquired via redemption codes is not available in countries!