Share photos, a calendar, and more with family members on iPhone
With Family Sharing on iPhone, you can share a family photo album, a family calendar, your location, and more.
Share photos or videos with family members
When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album called Family is automatically created in the Photos app on all family members’ devices, which makes it easy to share family photos or videos.
Open the Photos app , then select a photo or video, or select multiple photos or videos.
Tap , then tap Shared Albums.
Add any comments you want, then tap Shared Albums.
Choose an album to add the photo or video to.
Members can unsubscribe from the family album, and the family organizer can delete it or remove subscribers. See Share iPhone photos with Shared Albums in iCloud.
Add an event to the family calendar
When you set up Family Sharing, a shared calendar called Family is automatically created in the Calendar app on all family members’ devices. You can schedule an event on this calendar to share it with family members.
Open the Calendar app , then add an event.
While entering the event details, tap Calendar, then tap Family to add the event to the family calendar.
Members can unsubscribe from the family calendar, and the family organizer can delete it. See Share iCloud calendars on iPhone.
Share your location with family members
With Family Sharing, you can share your location with members of your family group. When the family organizer sets up Location Sharing in Family Sharing settings, the organizer’s location is automatically shared with everyone in the family. Then family members can choose whether or not to share their location.
Note: To share your location, you must have Location Services turned on in Settings > Privacy.
Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing > Location Sharing, then turn on Share My Location.
Tap Change My Location to This iPhone.
Tap a family member you want to share your location with, tap Share My Location, then tap .
You can repeat this step for each family member you want to share your location with. Each family member receives a message that you’re sharing your location and can choose to share their location with you.
You can also send or share your location while using the Messages app (iOS 8, iPadOS 13, or later) by tapping the profile picture or name at the top of the conversation, tapping , then tapping Send My Current Location or Share My Location.
To stop sharing your location with a family member, go to Settings > [your name] > Share My Location. Tap the family member, then tap Stop Sharing My Location.
To find a family member’s location, use the Find My app .
Share a Personal Hotspot
With Family Sharing, you can share an Internet connection through a Personal Hotspot with members of your family group. When a member of your family group sets up a Personal Hotspot, other family members can use it to share an Internet connection without having to enter the password. See Use iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.