How To Add A Child Below 13 In Your Family Sharing In iOS 8

Family sharing in iOS 8 is about making sharing in a group of people more efficient. This new feature comes with plenty of pleasant utilities. The best thing about it is that you can even include a child (below 13) in your family group.

To do so, you have to become the legal guardian and take some responsibility. Family sharing lets you keep a tab on child’s spending from your parent’s device. Whenever the child wants to make any purchase or download anything, it requires your approval.

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How to Add Child Below 13 in iOS 8 Family Sharing on iPhone/iPad:

Step #1. Open Settings.

Step #2. Tap on iCloud.

iOS 8 iCloud SettingsStep #3. Tap on Family Sharing.

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iCloud Family Sharing SettingsStep #4. At the bottom of this page, there is a link “Create An Apple ID for A Child”

Step #5. Tap on Next.

Create An Apple ID for A ChildStep #6. Select the birthday of your child and tap on Next.Select Child Birthday to Create Apple IDStep #7. Enter the verification code of the credit card you have on your iTunes account.

Verify Child Apple iDStep #8. Now it’s just about filling up some details (including setting up a new iCloud ID and password for your child). Answer a few questions for password recovery.

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There is an Ask To Buy option that is enabled by default. Whenever the child wants to buy any music, movies or anything from app store, iTunes or iBooks even if it is free, you have to give approval. Without your approval that is sent to your device, the child can’t buy or download anything. That’s a very smart way to keep a close eye on kid’s spending.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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