Use Apple Cash Family on a family member’s Apple Watch
If you’re the organizer for a Family Sharing group, you can set up Apple Cash so the children and teens in your family group can use their Apple Watch to make purchases and send and receive money in Messages. You can even limit who your child can send money to, get notified when they make transactions, and lock their account.
For more information about system requirements and how to manage Apple Cash accounts, see the Apple Support article Set up and use Apple Cash Family.
Note: Apple Cash isn’t available in all regions and is supported on iPhone SE and iPhone 6 and later. See the iPhone User Guide for details on using Apple Pay and Apple Cash.
Set up Apple Cash Family
To set up Apple Cash Family, you must be the family organizer, and the family members you want to set up Apple Cash for must be under the age of 18.
On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing.
Tap Apple Cash, then choose a child or teen.
Tap Set Up Apple Cash, then follow the onscreen instructions to set up their account.
In the U.S., your family member can send, receive, and request money and use Apple Pay for purchases.
Manage Apple Cash on a family member’s Apple Watch
Open the Wallet app on the iPhone used to manage the watch.
Tap your Apple Cash card, then tap .
Tap a name under Family.
Set up the following options:
Choose who your family member can send money to.
Choose to be notified when your family member makes a transaction.
Tap Send Money to open the Messages app and send money with Apple Pay.
Tap Lock Apple Cash to prevent the family member from making payments with Apple Pay or sending and receiving money in the Messages app.
To see a family member’s transactions, tap Transactions on this screen, or open the Wallet app on your iPhone, then tap your Apple Cash card. Your family member’s transactions appear under Latest Transactions and when you tap Transactions in [year].
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