Jump through the Apple Hoops

Step 1 of 8

What Is Family Sharing and Why Should I Set It Up?

In order to take full advantage of Apple's Screen Time functionality, parents must set up Family Sharing. The main benefits include:
  • The ability to manage Screen Time from your phone
  • Requiring your approval before your child can download any app (this is the Ask to Buy feature)
  • Knowing where your family members are (at least the location of their devices) via Find My

Which Child do you want to start with?

How old is Child Name

Our instructions are age based: please enter your child's age to proceed

Does Child Name Have an Apple ID?

Here's how to create an Apple ID

- On your child's device, go to Settings,and tap the Profile
- Select Don't have an Apple ID
- Create Apple ID

When creating an Apple ID:

  • Be creative—there are millions of Apple users, so aim for success on the first try
  • Use at least 8 characters for passwords with upper and lower case letters AND 1 number and 1 special character

Has Family Sharing Been Set Up?

You must complete the step and Select 'Yes' to proceed

Here is how you check and set it up:

  • Double check from your phone, by tapping Settings and tap Your Account Profile (you will not see Family Sharing under the iCloud section if it has not been set up)
  • Be sure to confirm with other family members that it has not been previously set up (same procedure as above)

If you see Family Sharing under your profile, you must be the Organizer or designated as Parent/Guardian. Tap your name to check, and if neither of these is displayed:

  • Go to the Organizer's phone, tap their Account Profile, tap Family Sharing, then tap Your Name and toggle on the Parent/Guardian setting.

Note: Only the Organizer can add family members (up to 6 Apple IDs per family).

Are you the Organizer or Parent /Guardian? (*)

You must complete the step and Select 'Yes' to proceed

Check set up here:

Once these steps have been completed, please select ‘ YES' above to proceed.

Please complete these final checkpoints

Your child's device must be logged in under your child's Apple ID.

Here's how to check:

  • Go to Settings on your child's phone
  • Tap the profile

If your child's device is logged in under another Apple ID, you will need to log out.

  • You will need the Apple ID password of the current user to logout
  • Log in with your child's Apple ID
  • When asked if you want to merge data, select 'No' if you want the device to be set up for your child only.

Contact iConcierge Service if there is an issue.

It must be the same Apple ID used for Family Sharing.

Here's how to check:

  • Go to Settings from your phone
  • Tap the profile
  • Select Family Sharing
  • Tap your Child's profile

If a different Apple ID is being used for Family Sharing, you will need to add your child's new Apple ID.

Here are the instructions:

  • From the Organizer's phone, tap Account Profile an then tap Family Sharing. Under Family Members, tap Add Family Member to send an invitation.
  • You must be either the Organizer of Family Sharing or designated as a Parent/Guardian

Contact iConcierge Service if there is an issue.

At this point, we recommend confirming that Find My iPhone is set up so you can locate device(s) if they get lost. Is Find My iPhone active?

-From your child's device, go to Settings
-Tap your child's profile and then tap iCloud
- Scroll down until you see Find My iPhone
-Tap to confirm it's toggled on as well as Enable Offline Finding and Send Last Location
-Tap the back arrow and make sure that Share My Location is also toggled on.

You can even review which apps your child uses

Here is how to check:

HIFAF Recommendation

Parents should know that when location sharing is allowed for Camera, there is the risk that your child could inadvertently disclose your home address if a photo is shared publicly. If you're concerned about this, then select Never

How do you want to handle access to the App Store?

Now it's time to switch to your phone, and the first step is to turn on Ask to Buy

-Go to Settings
-Click on Your Profile and tap Family Sharing
-Tap on your child and toggle on Ask to Buy


If there is another designated Parent/Guardian, they will also receive these notifications requesting permission.

Congratulations, you’ve completed part two,
Jumo through the Apple Hoops.
Your responses have been saved to your
account under Friendship History.
The next step on this journey is to Find Your
Screen Time Set Up.

Congratulations, you’ve completed part two,
Jumo through the Apple Hoops.
Your responses have been saved to your
account under Friendship History.

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