What happens when you share a subscription with your family?
When you share subscriptions like Apple Music, Apple Fitness+, or Apple TV+, each person sees their own preferences and recommendations — not the whole family’s. And when you share an iCloud storage plan, family members can't see each others’ photos, files, or documents.
How to add a family member to your subscription from Apple
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap your name, then tap Family Sharing.
- Tap Set Up Your Family, then follow the onscreen instructions and invite your family members. Already set up Family Sharing?
- Eligible subscriptions are automatically shared with your family members.
If you still can't share a subscription
After you set up Family Sharing, eligible subscriptions are automatically shared with your family members. If your family members can't access a subscription, here's what to do:
- If the subscription is an individual or student subscription, upgrade your subscription to a family plan.
- If the subscription is an iCloud storage plan with less than 200GB, upgrade to a plan that includes 200GB or more.
- Subscriptions that aren't made by Apple, also called third-party subscriptions, might not be eligible to share. If a subscription is shareable, you see a Share with Family option when you go to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions and tap the subscription.
Who is charged for the subscription?
If Purchase Sharing is turned on, the family organizer pays for everyone's subscriptions.*
If you're the family organizer and you don't want to share a payment method with your family, you can turn off Purchase Sharing. When Purchase Sharing is turned off, everyone must use their own payment method. When Purchase Sharing is turned off, family members can share subscriptions, but they can't share individual purchases like apps or books.
Apple Media Services and features might vary by country or region. Learn more about what's available in your country or region.