Family Sharing is a way for up to six family members to share music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and subscriptions, including iCloud+ and more. You don’t need to share an Apple ID.
You can create an Apple ID account for kids, manage permissions remotely using the Screen Time feature, and approve spending and downloads from a parent’s device using Ask to Buy.
You can also set up Apple Cash for a child or teen. Or, you can set them up with an Apple Watch.
Here’s how to set up a Child Account for your Family Sharing on your iPhone or iPad…
1) Tap your name in the Settings App.
2) Tap “Family Sharing”
3) Tap the Add button in the top right.
4) Tap “Create Child Account”
5) Follow the prompts on the screen.
6) Add the Child’s Name & Birthday
7) Tap “Verify You’re an Adult.”
8) Enter the security code for the payment method to verify you’re an adult. Your card won’t be charged.
9) Agree to the Family Policy Disclosure and Term & Conditions.
10) You can create a new iCloud email address for the child, or use their existing email address.
11) Create an Apple ID password that you’ll share with your child.
12) A verification code will be sent to your phone number the next time your child logs into a device.
To turn on Parental Controls:
1) Tap “Turn on Screen Time.
2) Review the suggested content restrictions that are based on the age of your child.
3) Tap “Turn on Restrictions” to use the suggestions. Or, customize the restrictions.
iPhone & iPad Parental Control Features
With Parental Controls, you can turn on “Communication Safety” to protect your child from seeing photos they should be see. And, you can set “Downtime” to schedule time away from the screen each day. And a screentime passcode that’s required to change the Parental Control settings.
Parental Controls also give you the ability to approve, or disapprove, any purchases your child trys to make on the App Store, iTunes, and Apple Books.
The location of your child, when they have their iPhone, can be shared with family members in the “Find My” App.
In conclusion, setting up a Family Sharing Child Account on iPhone or iPad is an easy way to keep your family connected and secure.
With the Screen Time feature, you can set up Parental Controls to help manage content restrictions for your child’s device.
And with Apple Cash and Ask to Buy, you can have more control over their spending.
By following the steps outlined above, you’ll be able to create a safe and secure Child Account that your whole family can benefit from.
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Apple Child Account Family Sharing FAQ
Q: What are the advantages of Family Sharing?
A: With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and subscriptions. Other benefits include iCloud storage sharing, shared photo albums and calendars, as well as Ask to Buy for approving purchases.
Q: Can I manage my child’s account remotely?
A: Yes. You can use “Screen Time” on your device or the web to control content restrictions and limit screen time usage. You can also set up Apple Cash for a child or teen. Or, you can set them up with an Apple Watch.
Q: Does my child need their own Apple ID?
A: Yes. When setting up a Child Account for family sharing, you will need to create a new Apple ID for your child or use their existing one.
Q: What are the Parental Control features?
A: With parental controls, you can turn on “Communication Safety” to protect your child from seeing photos they should not see. And, you can set “Downtime” to schedule time away from the screen each day. You can also approve or disapprove purchases your child tries to make on the App Store, iTunes and Apple Books. And lastly, the location of your child when they have their iPhone, can be shared with family members in the “Find My” App.
Q: Is it possible to change the Parental Control settings?
A: Yes, you can change the Parental Control settings with a security code that is required each time you want to change the settings. This code can be found in the Family Sharing section of your device.
Q: What if I need help setting up my child’s account?
A: If you have any questions or need assistance setting up your family’s Child Account, please contact Apple Support for additional assistance. They can provide helpful advice and walk through the process step by step.
We hope this article has helped you understand how to set up Family Sharing and Parental Controls on your iPhone or iPad.