Move a child to another group using Family Sharing

While you can't remove a child under 131 years old from your family group, you can move them to another group.

If the child is already in your family

You can ask an organiser from another family group to invite the child to their family. After they use the steps to make the request, you'll get a notification. You can approve from the notification or use these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 8 or later:
    • On iOS 10.3 or later, tap Settings > [your name] > Invitations. 
    • On iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Invitations. 
  • On your Mac: 
    • On macOS Catalina or later, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Family Sharing. Click the Details button next to the child's name.
    • On macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences. Click iCloud, then click Manage Family.

After you approve, the child moves from your family group to the other family group.

Learn what happens after a family member leaves.


If you want to invite the child to your family

After you send the invitation, the child's current family organiser will get a notification on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. After they approve, you must provide parental consent and a valid payment method. Then the child will move from their current family group to your family group. 

Valid payment methods include credit cards, debit cards and country- or region-specific methods. Learn more about valid payment methods and see how to change or remove your Apple ID payment method.

Invite a child from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing.
  2. Tap Add Family Member.
  3. Tap "Invite in Person".
  4. Follow the onscreen steps.

You can check the status of the request under the child's name in Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing.

If you have iOS 10.3 or earlier

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing. On iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Family.
  2. Tap Add Family Member.
  3. Enter the child's Apple ID and password.
  4. Follow the onscreen steps. 

You can check the status of the request under the child's name in Settings > [your name] > Family. On iOS 10.2 or earlier, you can check the status in Settings > iCloud > Family.

Invite a child from your Mac

If you have macOS Catalina:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing.
  2. Click Add button Add button.
  3. Enter the child's Apple ID and password.
  4. Follow the onscreen steps.

If you have macOS Mojave or earlier:

  1. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click iCloud. 
  2. Click Manage Family, then click Add button Add button.
  3. Enter the child’s Apple ID and password.
  4. Follow the onscreen steps. 
  5. Check the status of the request under the child's name in System Preferences > iCloud > Manage Family.

 

1 Children under 13 can't be removed from a family group. Age varies based on your country or region.

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