How to Add a Family Member to a Shared iCloud Storage Plan in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 11, you will be able to share your iCloud storage with your Family Sharing members. Let me show you how it works!

Apple has added more storage to its top-tier iCloud storage plan without increasing the price! The tech giant has decided to double the storage for its most expensive plan – the $9.99 per month option. Hence, subscribers will now be getting 2TB of iCloud storage instead of the previous 1TB. What’s more, they can also add a family member to a shared iCloud storage plan in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

Apple provides free storage up to 5GB. After that, if you want to have more iCloud storage you can switch to the three available plans–50GB ($0.99/month), 200GB ($2.99/moth) and the new one– 2TB ($9.99). Only the customers using 200GB and 2TB plans can share their iCloud storage with other members of the Family Sharing group.

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How to Add Family Member to Shared iCloud Storage Plan in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Share iCloud storage with Family Sharing Members in iOS 11

You need to first send invitation to the Family Sharing Group for sharing your iCloud storage plan. 

Step #1. Assuming you are iCloud family organizer. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Open Settings App on iPhone in iOS 11

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Step #2. Next, you need to tap on your Apple ID profile.

Tap on Your Apple ID Profile in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap Family Sharing.

Tap on Family Sharing in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

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Step #4. Next up, you have to tap on iCloud Storage.

Tap on iCloud Storage in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Let Your Family Know.

Let Your Family Know About iCloud Storage Sharing

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Step #6. Now, tap on the Send button in order to send an invitation to the members of the group to share your iCloud Storage.

Add a Family Member to a Shared iCloud Storage Plan in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #7. Tap on Close.

Tap on Close Once iCloud Invitation is Sent

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How to Accept Invitation for iCloud Storage Plan in iOS 11

Assuming you have received the invitation for the iCloud storage plan from the organizer of the Family sharing group.

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the iCloud invitation.

Accept Invitation for iCloud Storage Plan in iOS 11

That’s done!

Wrapping Up

The folks who purchased the 1TB plan before June 5, 2017 will be automatically upgraded to double the storage. It’s a well-thought out strategy to entice users. What’s your take on it? Which iCloud storage plan are you using?

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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