What is purchase sharing?
Purchase sharing is a feature that you can use after you set up Family Sharing. When you turn on purchase sharing, everyone in your family gets access to the apps, music, films, TV shows and books that family members buy from Apple.
Some items, including most in-app purchases, can't be shared.
Which payment method is charged for family members' purchases?
One adult in the family — the family organiser — pays for most of the purchases that family members make. But if you're a family member and you have your own Apple ID balance, your purchases are billed to your personal Apple ID balance. Some purchases, including gifts, can't be billed to Apple ID balance and will be charged to the family organiser's payment method.
If you're the family organiser and you don't recognise a charge
Search your emails for a receipt. Apple emails a receipt to you when your family members buy items and when their subscriptions renew. The receipt shows the Apple ID of the family member who made the purchase. If you still don't recognise the charge, learn how to identify an unfamiliar charge.
Change your Family Sharing payment method
If you're the family organiser, you can change your payment method.
- Learn what to do if you don't see your family's shared content.
- If you want kids to get permission before they buy, turn on Ask to Buy.
- Don't want to pay for purchases of a specific adult family member? Remove that person from your family group or turn off purchase sharing for everyone.
- Music, films, TV shows, and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, 5 of which can be computers.