Apple IDs and iCloud Family Sharing
Before you can sign up for an Apple Music Family Membership, you need to set up iCloud Family Sharing. And before you set up iCloud Family Sharing, you need to set everyone up with an Apple ID. Fortunately, there are guides to walk you though the procedures.
- How to create an Apple ID (Apple IDs for children can be made during the iCloud Family Sharing setup, so if you have kids you don't need to do this particular step.)
- How to set up iCloud Family Sharing using a Mac
- How to set up iCloud Family Sharing using an iPhone or iPad
iCloud Family Sharing gives your family members access to iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases. Your iCloud Family Sharing account will be able to access purchased media, regardless of whether you're using a Mac or iOS device.
Sign up for Apple Music
When you sign up for Apple Music, you choose a membership plan. Tap the Family button. From there, Apple Music takes you though the steps of setting up your profile, and then you're ready to go.
If you decide to leave Apple Music later, you have to turn off auto renewal.
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