Have you ever thought of sharing all of your music and more across the range of Apple devices owned by your family members? Well, why wouldn’t anyone want this option? It is no-brainer, and this piece shows you the ultimate guide on how you can simply and easily family share your apple music.
How Apple Music and Family Sharing Works
Family share Apple Music among a collection of devices has become possible through the Apple Family Account which allows enjoyment of Apple music by up to six family members. The Apple Music Family Account is set up by a family organizer who then sends invites to family/relatives to become members of the group, choose the payment method and creates children IDs if necessary.
The family organizer also sets the family sharing settings including a parental control to approve what children get access to including free downloads and purchases. Once in an Apple Music Family Membership plan then Family Sharing is set up on everyone's devices automatically, and any music purchased by a family member becomes available to everyone else in the group. However, one can choose not to share individual items in your family sharing settings. Any new purchases are billed to the organizer's credit card.
Part 1: How to Sign up for Apple Music’s Family Plan
A parent or guardian who decides to become the family organizer can sign up for the Apple Music Family Plan. The easiest way to sign up for this Plan is on an iPad or iPhone with iOS 8 and later.
Step 1: Launch the settings app from the iPhone icons launcher
Step 2: Tap on your name and picture on the top of the screen if you had previously set them to open your Apple Id settings
Step 3: Tap on 'Set Up Family Sharing...' and then click on Get Started
Step 4: Several screens describing the features you will be able to use with family sharing will follow including one with the payment method. Click on continue to breeze through them
Step 5: On the fifth screen set the locations settings by selecting Share Location or Not Now and click continue to ascertain whether you want to share your location data with your family
Step 6: After finishing through the setup then you will have set up an apple music family plan and you will only be left with the option of adding members
The subscription of this scheme, however, varies depending on country or region, i.e., Apple Music Family Plan Canada may be charged differently to plans from other regions.
Part 2: How to Switch from Individual to Family Sharing Plan in Apple Music
Apple Music Membership type can be changed at any time you feel like it. To change your membership from individual to family sharing.
Step 1: Open your Music app from your iPhone’s icons launcher
Step 2: Tap for you and then in the upper right corner tap your profile icon or your photo
Step 3: Choose view Apple ID after which you will be asked to sign in
Step 4: After signing in tap on Manage > subscriptions and choose the Apple Music Membership
Step 5: You will see the options that you have in a list
Step 6: Choose or tap family (1-month option) and confirm your selection and you will have switched from individual to family sharing option
Part 3: Alternative Solution for Sharing Apple Music - No Limit on The Number of People
Apple music family sharing may seem complicated and too much of a hassle to many due to the procedures and steps involved in subscribing for an Apple Music Family Plan and inviting or adding members. For those looking for an easy and straightforward way to share music with family members they can try the alternative solution of using iMyFone TunesMate.
iMyFone TunesMate iPhone Transfer is designed to surpass the most annoying Apple restrictions and limitations. This third-party application by iMyFone can transfer media and data from an unlimited number of iTunes libraries to an infinite number of iDevices thus being a cool tool to use for family sharing of media among family members.
- No restrictions- with TunesMate both purchased and free files can be added to any number of devices without a set limit. Also, one can transfer iTunes libraries without any password
- Preview and select- with TuneMate you can be able to preview and selectively transfer files between iTunes and iDevices
- Two-way transfer- TunesMate can freely add or transfer music from iOS to iTunes and vice versa
- Received lots of positive media reviews and is full compatible with iOS 11.
TunesMate Using Steps to Share Music among Family Members & Friends
Step 1: Download, install and launch TunesMate on your PC/Mac.
Step 2: Connect the device of your family member you want to transfer media to/from.
Step 3: Choose the right mode to manage your music:
Option 1. From TunesMate Home interface select the right mode depending on whether you want to transfer media to or from iTunes to iDevice.
Option 2. From the Music tab, we can directly add music from PC.
Part 4: How to Add a Member to iCloud Family Sharing from Your iPad/iPhone
Setting up Family Sharing is very beneficial as you no longer have to buy items individually and any item purchased by a member becomes available to all other members for free. It allows up to a maximum of six members, and you might be wondering how to add members. Follow the following steps.
Step 1: Tap Family Sharing from the Apple ID screen in settings
Step 2: Tap on add Family Member
Step 3: If the members you want to add are in your contact list just type in their name and tap on the right person when auto-suggested and if not type in the email address of your family member and click Next
Step 4: Verify you are the family organizer by typing in the security code for the group's credit cards
Step 5: Set the right settings in the ‘Ask to Buy” screen and click next
Step 6: Choose to send an invitation to the family member, and after they receive and accept the invitation, then they are added to iCloud Family Sharing.