Family Sharing on the iOS 8 aims to eliminate the confusion and the sharing of Apple IDs and password with your family members and children.  Family Sharing will remedy a lot of issues, it will let up to six people share moves,music, TvShows, Books and Apps purchased via iTunes and iBooks and App Store. Family sharing will also pack useful features, like Photo and Calendar Sharing.


Family Sharing is a new way to bring harmony to your family’s digital life. Up to six people in your family can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store without sharing accounts. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve kids’ spending right from a parent’s device. Easily share photos, a family calendar, and more to help keep everyone connected.



: You can use one ID to Share all your Purchases.

Being a family pays off in huge new ways.

Once you set up Family Sharing, family members get immediate access to each other’s music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps.* Download what you want with a tap anytime you like. All without having to share an Apple ID or passwords.

Music. Movies. Books. Apps. Just think of all the great content you can share.


: Automatic Family Shared PhotoStreams.

The whole family can contribute  to the family photo album.

Family Sharing makes collecting and sharing family memories easier and more fun. It automatically sets up a family photo stream where you can share photos, videos, and comments. And everything stays up to date on everyone’s devices. So you’re all a tap away from the latest vacation shots, birthday highlights, and family pranks.


: Find Your Family Easily.

Is your family all over the map? We’ve got you covered.

Family Sharing can automatically share your location with your family members and show you where they are, too. Now it’s easier than ever to meet up at the park, see if Dad’s on his way home, or keep tabs on your kids throughout the day. Out shopping for a surprise birthday gift? Just hide your location with a tap.

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:Bye Bye Unwanted In-App Purchases

Set limits and still look like the good guy.

Parents get more control, while kids feel like they have more freedom. It’s not a parenting miracle, it’s Family Sharing. Enjoy the convenience of paying for family purchases with a single credit card. Enable “Ask to Buy” to require children to get permission before making iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases. You can even create Apple IDs for children under 13 years old so they can participate, too.


Now it’s easy to be one of those organized families.

One shared family calendar equals one happy, organized family. Now everybody in the family can add events to one calendar. You can even set up family reminders that will appear on everyone’s devices at the exact time or place you choose. So when it’s school picture day, pizza night, or just a trip to the beach, everyone’s in the know.

Inside Look at the ‘Family Share’ via cultofmac

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