How to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad

If you want to share purchases with your family members or want to let them make purchases using your credit card, you can try out Apple’s Family Sharing feature that allows you to share purchased apps with multiple users at the same time.

While this feature is not new, not everyone may know how to access it. For those who have not tried it out yet, you can use this feature not only to share purchases with your family but also your payment method and your subscriptions. Here’s how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad in a few easy steps.

How to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad

Learn how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Next, tap on your Apple ID name located right at the top. Learn how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad
  3. Tap on Family Sharing, it should be located above the list of all your linked devices. Learn how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad
  4. Scroll down and tap on Purchase Sharing. Learn how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad
  5. Next, you will be introduced to Purchase Sharing. You have the option to use a different account if needed. Tap on Share My Purchases. Learn how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad

That’s it! Now, any user you add to your family group will have access to all your purchased apps with family sharing support for free. Additionally, they will also be able to access your subscriptions that support Family Sharing like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, etc.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to share purchases with your family on iPhone & iPad. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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