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. That means a parent or guardian has to approve any purchases a child wants to make, including movies, music, apps, tv shows, and more. 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. Having problems too. I think it worked one time, then changed to this behavior. Family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple’s latest operating systems. Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books and App Store purchases; an iCloud storage plan; and a family photo album. Best of all, Family Sharing lets you share eligible music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps from the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store so … Suddenly stopped working a few days ago. And if anyone’s device goes missing, everyone else in the group can help find it, even if it’s offline. In response to MarkBinDC. Same issue. Between you, you’ll be able to share purchased content including apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books. Requesting access will send the game owner an authorization email. But if Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the family, the organiser can still call the shots. This is really frustrating now because I have to purchase all apps under my account, and delete the Apps just to give my kids the apps they are requesting. Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC You can even help locate each other’s missing devices. I have been on the phone several times with Apple and tried a few things to no avail. Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC Dec 23, 2014 9:23 AM in response to MarkBinDC All of that worked fine. I found that logging into MacOS will allow some of the requests to be displayed and approved. HelpMeApple321, Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99, User profile for user: Note that this can't be used to play together in a party - only one person at a time can play games from a shared library. 2020 This issue has resolved for me with updating all devices to 8.1.2. In response to kmw.usa. Music, movies, TV shows and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. 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. Use Face ID on iPhone X to Approve Family Sharing Download Requests. Then click Family to see if Ask to Buy is turned on for your family members' accounts. I'm running 8.1.3 on my phone, but they are still on 8.1.1. Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to amazing Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade. Can't approve family sharing request Let us know in the comments below. If you're the family organiser, click Purchase Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is turned on. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to use one Apple ID for all their purchases—a pain on a number of levels. If your child sees an "Unable to Ask Permission" message Check the Apple ID that you're using for purchases. To enable Family Library Sharing, first be sure you have Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client. I have Ask to Buy turned on and it's working (again, except for the in-app purchases). Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription. I can authorize App purchases, but not in-app purchases. Now, the borrower should attempt to launch one of the games in the shared library which will open request to share. In response to MarkBinDC. Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … Simply send an invitation for them to share their location. August 2016 - This issue is still happening for me. Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy As I added family members, invites via iMessage were sent to each member as expected. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. All of our devices (my kids and I) are updated to latest iOS 9.3.3. But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone in the group gets immediate access to the songs, albums, movies, TV shows, books and apps purchased by family members who choose to share them. 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: Can't approve family sharing request I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo … It allows multiple users to use the same Steam library games after a process of verification. No ads, no in-app purchases. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. How Apple Music and Family Sharing works. I cannot find another way to approve her request. Some features require a Wi‑Fi connection. Each person’s files and documents remain private, but it’s easy to see how much storage everyone is using. This article lists 10 facts you need to know to help you decide whether enabling the Family Sharing service is right for your situation. And Family Sharing lets you all share photos, your family calendar, even your location with Find My iPhone to keep everyone connected. Anyone get an indication when it'll be fixed? If you're a family member, you can join a family group to share a YouTube family plan. 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. The group then chooses which services and features they’d like to use and share. 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. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. I'm using an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2. It's not possible to remove a child under 13 from your family group. a shared credit card or debit card that is used for all future purchases). When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases will be billed to the organiser’s account. I get this problem all the time. 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. Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled. iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro, iPad or later, iPad Air or later, or iPad mini or later; a Mac computer with OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up‑to‑date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. Steam Family Library Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could have offered to its users. I removed my kids from Family Sharing and then added them back. without any other reason as to why it's failing. I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. Apple One requires a subscription. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. Restrictions and other terms apply. And anyone can use the Reminders app to send time or location reminders to the family. In response to Jim Constant. Less, User profile for user: Some features are not available in all countries or regions. A notification appears on your device. I'm trying to invite a particular family member to my google home so that she can use her spotify acct on the google home speaker in her room. Note: If you're a member of an existing Google family group, you can't purchase a YouTube family plan, but you can ask your family manager to make the purchase. Bump. And enjoy more for less. Over 70 million songs ready to stream or download, ad‑free. Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family sharing off. Content downloaded from family members or acquired via redemption codes is not subject to Ask to Buy. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Photo stream: Devices in the same Family Sharing group share a shared Family photo stream in the Photos app. Alas, the service isn’t perfect. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Was having the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well as the prior version. Apple media purchases: Accounts linked via Family Sharing share purchases from the App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, including apps, books, TV shows, movies, and music. Hundreds of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines at your fingertips. Am I missing something obvious, or is this a bug? From there, select "Manage Family Library Sharing" and deauhtorize the device that is giving you issues. You’ll also be able to share a single-family payment method (i.e. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. 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. kmw.usa, Dec 23, 2014 9:23 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa, User profile for user: But I found a solution that is working for me thus far. 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. Unfortunately, family sharing doesn't share apps by default. Now she's tried to purchase a song on iTunes, and was able to send another "ask to buy" notification that I received. 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. 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. Questions? Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC 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. You'll have to transfer them to another group instead. I have to do the swipe down from the top gesture on the screen and then choose the notifications button. 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. More Just select the family member whose collection you’d like to browse, then download or play the content you choose. Learn how to create an Apple ID for your child. (But, group members can hide individual purchases—or all purchases from other members.) 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: The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. If you want to keep some purchases private, you can choose to hide individual items. Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud. What’s Shared. In response to MarkBinDC. DirtyDawg, Aug 9, 2017 5:44 AM in response to Jim Constant. Not able to join a family group via an invitation. Before your children can make a purchase, they must ask for your permission. In response to MarkBinDC. I've been able to resolve the issues I was having EXCEPT for being able to approve IN-APP purchases. 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. Apple Music's family plan is hooked into iOS and macOS's Family Sharing feature, which lets different Apple IDs share calendars, photos, movies, TV, and music. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. That means that if one person is busy and can't approve a request, the other parent can. When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. 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