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Take Control of iCloud, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Use iCloud Family Sharing

If you live in a household where multiple family members would like to share the digital media they purchase from Apple (music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps)—and especially if your family includes children who use Apple devices—you’re the target audience for iCloud’s new Family Sharing feature. (If not, then there’s nothing to see here—skip ahead to Keep Your Media in Sync.)

Family Sharing requires Yosemite or iOS 8, so I recommend using it only if all your family’s devices are running the latest versions of their respective operating systems. If your family fits that profile, here’s what you’ll get for up to six family members:

  • All family members’ purchases of media from Apple are charged to the credit card of ...

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