Quick Tip!

You can only be part of one fam­ily at a time, and you can only switch to a dif­fer­ent fam­ily group once per year.

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To cre­ate your child's Ap­ple ID, head to Set­tings > iCloud > Fam­ily > Cre­ate an Ap­ple ID for a Child.

En­ter your child's birth date and choose a user­name for their Ap­ple ID ac­count. It's im­por­tant to store this in­for­ma­tion some­where se­cure, be­cause you won't be us­ing it of­ten and will likely have a dif­fi­cult time mem­o­riz­ing it.

Af­ter choos­ing a user­name and pass­word, you'll be asked to choose a se­ries of three se­cu­rity ques­tions. Again, it's a good idea to take note of the an­swers.

Fi­nally, you'll be asked if you'd like to share your child's lo­ca­tion with your other fam­ily mem­bers. There's no need to add chil­dren un­der the age of 13 to your Fam­ily Group, as they are au­to­mat­i­cally added when you cre­ate their Ap­ple IDs.

Hid­ing Con­tent from Fam­ily Shar­ing

Fam­ily Shar­ing is awe­some, un­til it's not. Down­load­ing a song with ex­plicit lyrics is okay for an adult, but you might not al­low your 8-year-old daugh­ter to down­load that song. That's where hid­ing pur­chases comes in. You'll need to use iTunes in­stalled on a Mac or PC to hide and un­hide your pur­chases.

To hide cer­tain pur­chases, open iTunes and find the Store menu on the top left of the screen. Click Store > Sign In and en­ter your Ap­ple ID and pass­word.

On the right side of your screen, you'll see a link to your pur­chased con­tent.

Once there, hover over your con­tent and click the “X” in the up­per left cor­ner to hide it from Fam­ily Shar­ing. Hid­ing your con­tent will also re­move it from the Pur- chased page, and you won't re­ceive up­date no­ti­fi­ca­tions about that con­tent any­more.

You’ll be asked to an­swer three se­cu­rity ques­tions to ver­ify your child’s ac­count at a

later time.

If in­stead of see­ing Sign In, you see View Ac­count, that means that you’ve al­ready logged into iTunes.

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