Set up Family Sharing on iPhone
With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books purchases; an Apple Music family membership; an Apple News+ subscription; an Apple Arcade subscription; an Apple TV+ subscription; Apple TV channels subscriptions; an iCloud storage plan; Screen Time information; a family calendar; family photos; and more, all without sharing accounts.
To use Family Sharing, one adult family member (the organizer) chooses features for the family to share and invites up to five additional family members to participate. When family members join, Family Sharing is set up on their devices automatically.
Family Sharing requires you (the organizer) to sign in with your Apple ID and to confirm the Apple ID you use for the iTunes Store, the App Store, and Apple Books (you usually use the same Apple ID for everything). Family Sharing is available on devices that meet these minimum system requirements: iOS 8, iPadOS 13, a Mac with OS X 10.10, or a PC with iCloud for Windows 7. You can be part of only one family group at a time.
Note: You can set up Screen Time for individual family members either through Family Sharing on your device or separately on their own devices. See Set up Screen Time for a family member on iPhone.
Get started with Family Sharing
Go to Settings > [your name] > Set Up Family Sharing.
Tap the features you want to share:
Follow the onscreen instructions to sign up.
Depending on the features you choose, you may be asked to set up an Apple Music family membership or an iCloud Storage subscription. If you choose to share iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books purchases with your family members, you agree to pay for any purchases they initiate while part of the family group.
Create an Apple ID for a child
Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing > Add Family Member.
Tap Create a Child Account, then follow the onscreen instructions.
The child’s account is added to your family until the child is at least 13 years old. See the Apple Support article Family Sharing and Apple ID for your child.
Accept an invitation to Family Sharing
Tap Accept in the invitation.
Or, if you’re near the organizer during the setup process, you can enter your Apple ID and password on the Family Member’s Apple ID screen on the organizer’s device.
Leave Family Sharing
Any family member can leave the Family Sharing group, but only the organizer can stop family sharing.
Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing > [your name].
Tap Leave Family.
If you’re the organizer, tap Stop Family Sharing.
See the Apple Support article Leave Family Sharing.