QTIP: Set up Family Sharing
Posted on September 29th, 2014
Family Sharing, a new way to bring harmony to your digital life.
You have twins. Both kids have an iPad. You dutifully have set up your App Store account on each of their iPads.
When brother buys an app, it automatically downloads to your iPhone and iPad, your spouse’s iPhone and iPad, and sister’s too.
Uh oh, clutter alert! There is a better way with iOS 8 Family Sharing.
To get started, one adult in your household — the organizer — invites up to five additional family members and agrees to pay for any iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases they initiate while part of the family group. Once family members join, the features of Family Sharing are set up on everyone’s devices automatically.
All new iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases initiated by family members will be billed to the organizer’s account. But the organizer can still call the shots.
Just turn on Ask to Buy for children in the family. When a child initiates a purchase, an alert is sent to the organizer, who can review the purchase and approve or decline it right from the organizer’s device. This applies to both purchases and free downloads.
This handy service is so easy to use, even grownups will like it.
For more info visit: https://www.apple.com/icloud/family-sharing/
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