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How to Set Up Family Sharing for iCloud Storage

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Apple offers a business 5GB of giveaway iCloud storage, yet that will fast disappear as we bucket adult your inclination with e-books, apps, or music. But Apple sells adult to 2TB of iCloud storage, that we can share with family members (or friends) as partial of Apple’s Family Sharing feature.

Family Sharing dates behind to iOS 8 and primarily authorised people to share purchases from iTunes and a App Store. It now also lets adult to 5 family members share Apple Books, an Apple Music family subscription, and iCloud storage.

To share iCloud storage, you’ll need to ascent that 5GB of giveaway iCloud storage to a 200GB or 2TB plan, that will set we behind $2.99 or $9.99 per month, respectively. If we have a 50GB devise ($0.99/month), Apple will approach we to ascent before adding iCloud to your Family Sharing.

How to Set Up Family Sharing on iOS

On iOS, we contingency be using iOS 11+ to share iCloud storage. Recipients can be on comparison OSes, yet Apple would of march cite that we upgrade.

First, navigate to Settings and daub your name adult top. Select Set Up Family Sharing and daub Get Started.

Set Up Family Sharing

Choose a underline we wish to share. In this case, iCloud Storage. If we don’t now have a 200GB or 2TB iCloud plan, Apple will ask we to upgrade. To do so, daub Continue during a bottom. On a subsequent screen, name a devise we want.

Upgrade Plan for Family Sharing with iCloud

You’ll be asked to warning family members around a Messages app that they now have entrance to your iCloud storage. Any family member with a free, 5GB iCloud comment will be upgraded. If they have a paid comment and switch to yours, they’ll get refunded for a residue of their personal plan. They can’t keep both active.

To conduct iCloud pity once you’ve set it up, navigate to Settings [your name] Family Sharing iCloud Storage.

How to Set Up Family Sharing on macOS

For iCloud pity on Mac, you’ll need macOS High Sierra 10.13 or above. Navigate to System Preferences and name iCloud.

macOS iCloud Family Sharing 1

Click Manage on a lower-right and click Change Storage Plan, where we can ascent to 200GB or 2TB plans, if we don’t already have one. With one in place, lapse to a iCloud menu and click Set Up Family.

macOS iCloud Family Sharing 2

Follow a onscreen instructions. When you’re set up, click a My Apps Services add-on and select iCloud Storage Start Sharing.

How to Accept an Invitation

Open a summary sent to your Apple device, and press a iCloud invitation in a physique of a message. Accept and join a Family Sharing Plan.

Once a pity storage devise is successfully set up, all photos, notes, documents, files, etc. will sojourn private to any particular user. Everyone in a Family Share devise continues to use their personal accounts; they only share a volume of storage on a organizer’s account.

Once your Family Share devise hits 2TB of storage, all members will get a notification. Apple skeleton tip out during 2TB, so when that happens, you’ll have to quarrel among yourselves on who should slim down their iCloud account.