From there, select "Manage Family Library Sharing" and deauhtorize the device that is giving you issues. When you use Screen Time with Family Sharing, you can review your kids’ activity reports and set time limits for specific apps from your own device. No ads, no in-app purchases. I don't know where to go to get approval or decline for the children request purchase Steam Family Library Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could have offered to its users. Music, movies, TV shows and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. The group then chooses which services and features they’d like to use and share. Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family sharing off. Hey Apple this is 2016, why isnt this working consistently all the time? To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. In response to MarkBinDC. Find My makes it easy to keep track of one another, whether you’re coordinating a meet-up spot at a shopping centre or you just want to know when the kids get home from school. Thanks Jim! You'll still only need one person to approve a request, though, not both. I have to do the swipe down from the top gesture on the screen and then choose the notifications button. The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. Use Face ID on iPhone X to Approve Family Sharing Download Requests. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … As I added family members, invites via iMessage were sent to each member as expected. If you're the family organiser, click Purchase Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is turned on. You’ll also be able to share a single-family payment method (i.e. Removing and replacing the family member immediately resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch. Aug 8, 2016 6:35 AM in response to MarkBinDC I will continue to pursue Apple support and post here with any news. If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. August 2016 - This issue is still happening for me. Can't approve family sharing request Bundle iCloud with up to five other great services. If you want to keep some purchases private, you can choose to hide individual items. Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo … Bump. A notification appears on your device. For parents that have an iPhone X, things are about to get a lot easier for you in iOS 11.3, which finally lets you approve app and media downloads on your child's iPhone using Face ID instead of typing in a password. Photo stream: Devices in the same Family Sharing group share a shared Family photo stream in the Photos app. It allows multiple users to use the same Steam library games after a process of verification. Not able to join a family group via an invitation. Question: Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy With Family Sharing, you’ll be able to set up a group of up to 6 people. I think it worked one time, then changed to this behavior. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices. If you are the family organizer, you can't leave the family without disbanding the entire group. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone in the group gets immediate access to the songs, albums, movies, TV shows, books and apps purchased by family members who choose to share them. Any existing apps must have it switched on by the devs, and they can choose not to allow sharing (I'm guessing apple can't decide this themselves for licensing issues, perhaps). Now, the borrower should attempt to launch one of the games in the shared library which will open request to share. Click Family Sharing. Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books and App Store purchases; an iCloud storage plan; and a family photo album. What’s Shared. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. Steam Family Sharing allows friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. NelsonPM, Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC, Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: Choose what you want to share, invite your family members to join and enjoy each other’s digital company. Click Details next to the family member's name, then select Parent/Guardian. without any other reason as to why it's failing. But I found a solution that is working for me thus far. As I was setting up Family Sharing, I ran into a bit of a snag. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. You'll have to transfer them to another group instead. iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro, iPad or later, iPad Air or later, or iPad mini or later; a Mac computer with OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up‑to‑date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). Family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple’s latest operating systems. One adult in your family — the organiser — invites all the other members to join and sets up accounts for anyone under the age of 13.1 Once family members join, Family Sharing is set up on everyone’s devices automatically. 1: You need iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Same issue. Make sure that you're signed in to the iTunes & App Store using the... Review your Family Sharing settings. And Family Sharing lets you all share photos, your family calendar, even your location with Find My iPhone to keep everyone connected. Your entire family can share a single iCloud storage plan large enough to store everyone’s photos, videos and files. HTH, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa When a child initiates a purchase, an alert is sent to the organiser, who can review the download and approve or decline it from their own device. So when it’s school photo day, pizza night or just a trip to the beach, everyone’s in the know. That person will now receive purchase requests from any children in your Family Sharing group. In-App purchase request works now. I'm using an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. I get this problem all the time. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. This applies to both purchases and free downloads. Each person’s files and documents remain private, but it’s easy to see how much storage everyone is using. I see the notification on my notifications screen. 2020 The weird thing is that it is inconsistent, I managed to successfully approve one app a few days ago, but now cannot approve any more. I have Ask to Buy turned on and it's working (again, except for the in-app purchases). MarkBinDC, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: kmw.usa, Dec 23, 2014 9:23 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa, User profile for user: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. All of that worked fine. How Apple Music and Family Sharing works. But if Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the family, the organiser can still call the shots. Click Family in the sidebar. If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. (But, group members can hide individual purchases—or all purchases from other members.) I have been on the phone several times with Apple and tried a few things to no avail. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. All of that worked fine. Whether it’s music, TV and movies, news or games, Apple entertainment services have something for everyone. I cannot find another way to approve her request. And enjoy more for less. The request is on that list and I can respond to it there. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy Family Sharing is a Steam feature that allows you to share your game library with family and friends, allowing them to play your games, earn their own achievements and have their own savegames on authorized accounts/computers without having to purchase the game themselves. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. Jim Constant, Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: Can't approve family sharing request I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. Questions? Unlimited access to more than 100 games. I'm running 8.1.3 on my phone, but they are still on 8.1.1. Note that this can't be used to play together in a party - only one person at a time can play games from a shared library. Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321 In response to MarkBinDC. I'm trying to invite a particular family member to my google home so that she can use her spotify acct on the google home speaker in her room. Then click Family to see if Ask to Buy is turned on for your family members' accounts. Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC Note: If you're a member of an existing Google family group, you can't purchase a YouTube family plan, but you can ask your family manager to make the purchase. Other family members can access your collection in the same way. But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to use one Apple ID for all their purchases—a pain on a number of levels. If you're the organizer for the family group, you can remove other members as needed. To enable Family Library Sharing, first be sure you have Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client. Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to amazing Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade. And anyone can use the Reminders app to send time or location reminders to the family. Family members access each service from their own Apple IDs, so they see only their own content, preferences and recommendations — not the whole family’s. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … Q: Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC Copyright © That means a parent or guardian has to approve any purchases a child wants to make, including movies, music, apps, tv shows, and more. Let us know in the comments below. She's on an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.0.2, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. In response to MarkBinDC. This is really frustrating now because I have to purchase all apps under my account, and delete the Apps just to give my kids the apps they are requesting. Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99 Just select the family member whose collection you’d like to browse, then download or play the content you choose. Before your children can make a purchase, they must ask for your permission. Family Sharing lets you enable the "Ask to Buy" feature for younger children. First of all, I had this painfully complex setup working for a few days yet now it's telling me that to play the game I want I need to request prmission AGAIN, and yet when I do that there is no email sent, it tells me that the owner needs to sign on and activate the family sharing. Each of the maximum 5 allowed accounts can use the same library on 10 different devices and it’s important to state that only one of the users can use the library in any instance. When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. In response to MarkBinDC, This was plaguing me as well. And with Family Sharing, your whole group can share the same subscriptions. Requesting access will send the game owner an authorization email. I can authorize App purchases, but not in-app purchases. Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. Anyone get an indication when it'll be fixed? More Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. Having problems too. When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases will be billed to the organiser’s account. That's it. Suddenly stopped working a few days ago. For me. You can share your membership with up to 5 other family members in your household. Best of all, Family Sharing lets you share eligible music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps from the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store so … You can review the request, then approve or decline it. On your Mac. I removed my kids from Family Sharing and then added them back. Unfortunately, family sharing doesn't share apps by default. Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud. Same issue. In addition, my son has a credit balance on his iTunes account, but I'm still being asked to approve spending my cash on an in-app purchase. Apple One requires a subscription. This article lists 10 facts you need to know to help you decide whether enabling the Family Sharing service is right for your situation. This is the worst support I've ever seen. The Apple One free trial includes only services that you are not currently using through a free trial or a subscription. In response to kmw.usa. Was having the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well as the prior version. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. a shared credit card or debit card that is used for all future purchases). If I go to her phone and try to purchase the song again, it only gives her the option to ask my permission -- no choice to have me approve it in person, which I thought was supposed to be an option. Steam Family Sharing allows friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. In response to MarkBinDC. Restrictions and other terms apply. It's not possible to remove a child under 13 from your family group. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it. In response to Jim Constant. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. I've been able to resolve the issues I was having EXCEPT for being able to approve IN-APP purchases. Family Sharing is broken, but Apple could easily fix it With several Family Sharing-enabled services on the way, now is the time for Apple to fix its family payments problem. All of our devices have the latest iOS btw - 8.1.2. HelpMeApple321, Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99, User profile for user: Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC Apple media purchases: Accounts linked via Family Sharing share purchases from the App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, including apps, books, TV shows, movies, and music. 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