Use a different Apple ID to share purchases with Family Sharing

If you have more than one Apple ID and you want to use a different one to share purchases, change your Family Sharing settings.

Change the Apple ID that you use for purchase sharing on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap Settings > [your name], then click Family Sharing.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Account. 
    iPhone showing the account for Karina Cavanna, a parent/guardian.
  4. Erase the Apple ID that's listed, then enter the Apple ID and password that you want to use.
  5. Tap Use This Account.

Change the Apple ID that you use for purchase sharing on your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click Family Sharing, then click Details next to your name under the Family members list.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Change.
    Mac showing media purchases and subscriptions options for Karina Cavanna, a parent/guardian.
  5. Enter the Apple ID and password that you want to use.
  6. Tap Next and follow the onscreen instructions.

What happens when you change the Apple ID that you use to share media purchases and subscriptions?

When you change the Apple ID that you use for Family Sharing, your family members can't access or download purchases from your previous account. They also can't use any DRM-protected music, movies, TV shows, books, apps, or in-app purchases that they previously downloaded from that account. And if you used the previous account to buy an Apple Music family subscription, your family no longer has access to that subscription.

You can change the Apple ID that you use to share with your Family Sharing group once every 90 days.

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