How to Sign up and Activate an Apple Music Family Plan on iPhone/iPad

Here is a complete guide on how to sign up and activate an Apple Music family plan on iPhone/iPad.

Family Sharing is an awesome feature in Apple Music; it not only allows the organizer share wonderful content but also gives a family an opportunity to save some bucks while forming a bond. As a family organizer, you can share calendars, photos, movies, TV and music with other members in your family.

Before Family Sharing facility, families had to do with one Apple ID for all content purchase; with Family Sharing plan, six members of a family can listen to music concurrently.

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How to Sign up and Activate an Apple Music Family Plan on iPhone-iPad

Before you sign up for an Apple Music family plan, ensure that any of your family member has not signed up for a free trial of Apple Music. You need to wait until your family member’s free trial is terminated after three months.

How to Sign up and Activate an Apple Music Family Plan on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. First off, you need to set up a Family Sharing account from iCloud.

Step #2. Then, invite members of family (or any other people) with whom you can share your Apple Music subscription.

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Step #3. Now sign up for Apple Music with your Family Sharing account details.

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Step #4. Tap on Family when you are asked to choose plan.

Tap on Family in Apple Music on iPhone

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If you have opted for Individual plan, you can switch to Family.

Step #5. After selecting Family plan, ensure that your family members have already signed in their iCloud and iTunes accounts.

Step #6. Launch Music app on family member’s device.

Step #7. Tap on Already a Member?

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Step #8. Use family member’s Apple ID to sign in (Never go for free trial on your family member’s iPhone/iPad).

Step #9. A message will appear: “Your family has joined Apple Music” (This message will be accompanied by an option to enable “iCloud Music Library”).

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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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