Apple® iPhone® - iCloud® - Set Up Family Sharing

Note Notes:

  • Family Sharing allows up to 6 people in your family to share each other's content purchases without sharing accounts. For assistance setting up Family Sharing, refer to Set Up Family Sharing.
  • For info on Family Sharing and Kids, refer to Family Sharing and Apple IDs for Kids.
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
  • For the iPhone 4s, follow these instructions.


  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap your Apple profile at the top of the Settings menu.
    Note If prompted, enter your Apple ID and Password then tap Sign In.
    Note Tap Merge if prompted.
    iCloud profile
  3. If prompted to allow iCloud to use the location of your iPhone, tap an option:
    • Don't Allow
    • OK
  4. Tap Set Up Family Sharing.
  5. Tap Get Started then tap Location Sharing.
  6. Tap Share your Location.
  7. From the Invite Your Family screen, tap one of the following:
    • Invite Family Members
    • Create an account for a child
  8. Enter the family member's name or email address then tap Next.
  9. Enter the security code of the credit card that is associated with the family organizer's iCloud account then tap Next.
  10. If prompted select the option:
    • Ask this Person to Enter Password
    • Send an Invitation
  11. If prompted, enter the password then tap Next.
  12. If prompted, tap Share Your Location.