How to set up Family Sharing now that Apple has ended iTunes Allowances

Family Sharing is a cool feature. You just need to make sure that the sharing iTunes accounts use the same App Store (are from the same country). If you have family members living in a different country, then Family Sharing will not work.

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Apple announced last week that iTunes Allowances is coming to an end. The feature allowed parents to allocate a certain amount on their credit card each month that their children could use for iTunes and App Store purchases.

All existing iTunes Allowances will cancel on May 25; however, any unused credit will remain in the recipient’s account until it is used.

An alternative to iTunes Allowances is Family Sharing. This feature will allow up to six family members to share everyone’s purchases and enable parents to keep track of what their children are buying.

How to set up Family Sharing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Step 1: Decide who will be the family organizer

This person will be responsible for sending invites to the other five family members, as well as approving and paying for any purchases.

Step 2: Set up Family Sharing

Family Sharing is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iOS 8 or later. On Mac, you will need OS X Yosemite or later and iTunes…

Read the entire article from SiliconAngle here: How to set up Family Sharing now that Apple has ended iTunes Allowances

 



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