In OS X El Capitan, and iCloud, the Family Sharing function enables you to share items that you have downloaded from the App Store, such as music and movies, with up to six other family members, as long as they have an Apple ID. Once this has been set up it is also possible to share items such as family calendars, photos and even see where family members’ devices are located.
To set up Family Sharing:
Click on the iCloud button in System Preferences
Click on the Set Up Family Sharing button (or the Manage Family button if Family Sharing has already been set up)
One person will be the organizer of Family Sharing, i.e. in charge of it, and if you set it up then it will be you.
Click on the + button to add other family members
Enter the name or email address of a family member and click on the Continue button
Verify your debit or credit card information for your iCloud account, as this will be used by the family member for making purchases. Click on the Continue button
Enter your Apple ID password and click on the Continue button
An invitation is sent to the selected person. They have to accept this before they can participate in Family Sharing
Now that you’ve set up Family Sharing, find out how to use it here.
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