Join a Family Sharing group in Family Sharing on Mac
You can join a Family Sharing group when the family organiser adds you or when you accept an invitation.
If you’re the family organiser, you can invite people to join when you add them to the Family Sharing group; see Manage a Family Sharing group.
Join on the family organiser’s Mac
If you’re nearby when the family organiser adds you to the Family Sharing group, you can join the group immediately by entering your Apple ID and password on the family organiser’s Mac, iOS or iPadOS device.
Before you can share family purchases, you must confirm the Apple ID you use for the iTunes Store, the App Store and Apple Books purchases that you want to share with your family group.
On the family organiser’s Mac, iOS or iPadOS device, enter your Apple ID and password.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then make sure you’re signed in with your Apple ID. If you’re not signed in, click Sign In, then follow the onscreen instructions to enter your Apple ID information.
In System Preferences, click Family Sharing , click Accept, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Accept or decline an invitation on your Mac
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing .
Do one of the following:
Join the family: Click Accept, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Don’t join the family: Click Decline.
After you join, family members receive an email informing them that they are now sharing with you.