What happens when you share a subscription with your family?
You and up to five family members can enjoy access to Apple Original TV shows and movies on Apple TV+, and share Apple services like Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and more. When you share subscriptions, each person sees their own preferences and recommendations — not the whole family’s. And when you share an iCloud+ plan, family members can't see each others’ photos, files, or documents.
If you already set up Family Sharing
After you set up Family Sharing, eligible subscriptions are automatically shared with your family members. If your family members can't access a subscription, here's what to do:
- On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings, then tap your name.
- Tap Subscriptions.
- Scroll down and make sure that Share with Family is turned on.
- Tap the subscription that you want to share.
- If the subscription is individual or student, upgrade your subscription to a family plan.
- If the subscription isn't made by Apple, it might not be eligible to share. To share a subscription, turn on Share with Family under Family Access.
If you haven't set up Family Sharing
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap your name, then tap Family Sharing.
- Tap Set Up Your Family, then follow the onscreen instructions and invite your family members. Already set up Family Sharing?
- Eligible subscriptions are automatically shared with your family members.
Who is charged for the subscription?
If Purchase Sharing is turned on, the family organizer pays for everyone's subscriptions.*
If you're the family organizer and you don't want to pay for family members' purchases and subscriptions, you can turn off Purchase Sharing. When Purchase Sharing is turned off, everyone must use their own payment method. When Purchase Sharing is turned off, family members can share subscriptions, but they can't share individual purchases like apps or books.
* Learn how purchases are billed if a family member has Apple ID balance.
Apple Media Services and features might vary by country or region. Learn more about what's available in your country or region.