Same issue. You'll still only need one person to approve a request, though, not both. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … Just select the family member whose collection you’d like to browse, then download or play the content you choose. From there, select "Manage Family Library Sharing" and deauhtorize the device that is giving you issues. Some features require iOS 13 or iPadOS and macOS Catalina. Question: Apple One requires a subscription. If your child sees an "Unable to Ask Permission" message Check the Apple ID that you're using for purchases. Use Face ID on iPhone X to Approve Family Sharing Download Requests. Less, User profile for user: 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. In response to MarkBinDC. 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. When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. New purchases appear in the Purchased tab in Apple Books, the App Store or iTunes for each family member. 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. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. My family would receive the invitation, but when pressing the "Join" button, nothing would happen. I don't know where to go to get approval or decline for the children request purchase With Family Sharing, you’ll be able to set up a group of up to 6 people. Can't approve family sharing request 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. Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family sharing off. 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. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. Bundle iCloud with up to five other great services. Dec 23, 2014 9:23 AM in response to MarkBinDC In response to MarkBinDC. You can only apply the game-by-game restrictions available in Family Options to games owned by that account; there is no way to apply restrictions to games available through the Family Sharing system. Jim Constant, Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: 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). Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … Apple Inc. All rights reserved. No ads, no in-app purchases. 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: Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo … 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. Apple Music's family plan is hooked into iOS and macOS's Family Sharing feature, which lets different Apple IDs share calendars, photos, movies, TV, and music. Some features are not available in all countries or regions. It's not possible to remove a child under 13 from your family group. It allows multiple users to use the same Steam library games after a process of verification. Between you, you’ll be able to share purchased content including apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books. 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. 1: You need iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. In response to MarkBinDC. If you want to keep some purchases private, you can choose to hide individual items. I can authorize App purchases, but not in-app purchases. In response to MarkBinDC. What’s Shared. 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. Original shows and movies from the world’s best storytellers. When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases will be billed to the organiser’s account. All of our devices (my kids and I) are updated to latest iOS 9.3.3. I've been able to resolve the issues I was having EXCEPT for being able to approve IN-APP purchases. That's it. 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. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to use one Apple ID for all their purchases—a pain on a number of levels. All of that worked fine. This issue has resolved for me with updating all devices to 8.1.2. I will continue to pursue Apple support and post here with any news. Content downloaded from family members or acquired via redemption codes is not subject to Ask to Buy. Same issue. 2020 The Apple One free trial includes only services that you are not currently using through a free trial or a subscription. To enable Family Library Sharing, first be sure you have Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client. Unfortunately, family sharing doesn't share apps by default. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled. Each person’s files and documents remain private, but it’s easy to see how much storage everyone is using. Your entire family can share a single iCloud storage plan large enough to store everyone’s photos, videos and files. HelpMeApple321, Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99, User profile for user: Requesting access will send the game owner an authorization email. Everyone can add photos, videos and comments to the album whenever they like and get notified when something new is added. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. If you're the family organiser, click Purchase Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is turned on. Copyright © a shared credit card or debit card that is used for all future purchases). That means a parent or guardian has to approve any purchases a child wants to make, including movies, music, apps, tv shows, and more. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy If you're a family member, you can join a family group to share a YouTube family plan. And if anyone’s device goes missing, everyone else in the group can help find it, even if it’s offline. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. The request is on that list and I can respond to it there. If you are the family organizer, you can't leave the family without disbanding the entire group. I have been on the phone several times with Apple and tried a few things to no avail. Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription. 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. Unlimited access to more than 100 games. That means that if one person is busy and can't approve a request, the other parent can. More You can also name another family member as a parent/guardian, so that you’re always on the same page when it comes to your kids and their screen time. As I added family members, invites via iMessage were sent to each member as expected. Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321 (But, group members can hide individual purchases—or all purchases from other members.) In response to HelpMeApple321, Aug 9, 2017 5:44 AM in response to Jim Constant 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). She's on an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.0.2, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Was having the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well as the prior version. doctrsnoop, Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: You can review the request, then approve or decline it. But if Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the family, the organiser can still call the shots. I see the notification on my notifications screen. Hey Apple this is 2016, why isnt this working consistently all the time? I cannot find another way to approve her request. Make sure that you're signed in to the iTunes & App Store using the... Review your Family Sharing settings. And anyone can use the Reminders app to send time or location reminders to the family. Aug 8, 2016 6:35 AM in response to MarkBinDC Removing and replacing the family member immediately resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch. 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. This article lists 10 facts you need to know to help you decide whether enabling the Family Sharing service is right for your situation. And Family Sharing lets you all share photos, your family calendar, even your location with Find My iPhone to keep everyone connected. 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. Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud. Anyone get an indication when it'll be fixed? 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. Learn how to create an Apple ID for your child. All of our devices have the latest iOS btw - 8.1.2. JDfunky, Aug 8, 2016 6:35 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM 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. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC How Apple Music and Family Sharing works. 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. Steam Family Library Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could have offered to its users. Let us know in the comments below. Screen Time can give you a better understanding of how much time your kids spend using apps, visiting websites and on their devices overall. If you need more space, you can upgrade to a larger plan at any time. Not able to join a family group via an invitation. In response to MarkBinDC. Family Sharing also sets up a family calendar where everyone can view, add or change events and appointments, and get an alert when something changes. On your Mac. Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99 So when it’s school photo day, pizza night or just a trip to the beach, everyone’s in the know. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it. Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books and App Store purchases; an iCloud storage plan; and a family photo album. 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. This is the worst support I've ever seen. iOS 8 or later and OS X Yosemite or later are required to set up or join a Family Sharing group, and are recommended for full functionality. When I tap on the request on the notifications screen, however, nothing happens. Family Sharing lets you enable the "Ask to Buy" feature for younger children. Q: I'm using an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2. You can share your membership with up to 5 other family members in your household. That person will now receive purchase requests from any children in your Family Sharing group. Best of all, Family Sharing lets you share eligible music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps from the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store so … without any other reason as to why it's failing. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. 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. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. DirtyDawg, Aug 9, 2017 5:44 AM in response to Jim Constant. August 2016 - This issue is still happening for me. Hundreds of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines at your fingertips. Some features require a Wi‑Fi connection. 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. Music, movies, TV shows and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. Now she's tried to purchase a song on iTunes, and was able to send another "ask to buy" notification that I received. I think it worked one time, then changed to this behavior. Other family members can access your collection in the same way. I have Ask to Buy turned on and it's working (again, except for the in-app purchases). If you're the organizer for the family group, you can remove other members as needed. This applies to both purchases and free downloads. Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to amazing Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade. Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy I found that logging into MacOS will allow some of the requests to be displayed and approved. I removed my kids from Family Sharing and then added them back. Now, the borrower should attempt to launch one of the games in the shared library which will open request to share. And enjoy more for less. Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC Having problems too. If the family organiser approves the request and completes the purchase, the item automatically downloads to the child's device. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. SI do you know if this has anything to do with running different versions of iOS. But for some reason everytime I send an invite it says "Request Failed Your request could not be completed." You can even help locate each other’s missing devices. In response to njon99. Bump. 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. Then enable the sharing feature via Settings > Family, (or in Big Picture mode, Settings > Family Library Sharing,) where you'll also authorize specific computers and users to share. You’ll also be able to share a single-family payment method (i.e. The notification background color gets lighter for a split second, the font on the upper status bar changes from white to black, but nothing happens. 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. You'll have to transfer them to another group instead. Over 70 million songs ready to stream or download, ad‑free. Click Family in the sidebar. Thanks Jim! In response to MarkBinDC. Simply send an invitation for them to share their location. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. 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. I get this problem all the time. Restrictions and other terms apply. 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. Family Sharing provides all that capability and more. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices. In response to Jim Constant. Before your children can make a purchase, they must ask for your permission. All of that worked fine. 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: 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 As I was setting up Family Sharing, I ran into a bit of a snag. Photo stream: Devices in the same Family Sharing group share a shared Family photo stream in the Photos app. A request showed up as a small banner on the top of my device but when I try to unlock the iPad I could not find the request. Questions? 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. And with Family Sharing, your whole group can share the same subscriptions. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. Click Family Sharing. 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. A notification appears on your device. Whether it’s music, TV and movies, news or games, Apple entertainment services have something for everyone. Alas, the service isn’t perfect. I'm running 8.1.3 on my phone, but they are still on 8.1.1. But I found a solution that is working for me thus far. For me. The group then chooses which services and features they’d like to use and share. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still. In response to MarkBinDC, This was plaguing me as well. Family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple’s latest operating systems. HTH, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa hshginn, Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321, User profile for user: The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. MarkBinDC, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: In response to kmw.usa. Suddenly stopped working a few days ago. 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. 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. I have to do the swipe down from the top gesture on the screen and then choose the notifications button. 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. Am I missing something obvious, or is this a bug? In-App purchase request works now. 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. 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