Ipad family sharing

Family Sharing and Apple IDs for students

Bunbury Primary



With Family Sharing, you can create Apple IDs for children under 13. Apple IDs allow them to participate in Family Sharing and use other Apple services such as iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and Game Center.


To participate in Family Sharing, all family members must have their own Apple ID. Children under 13* can’t create an Apple ID on their own. However, as a parent or legal guardian, the family organizer can provide verified parental consent for a child to have their own Apple ID, then create it on the child’s behalf.

When you create an Apple ID for a child, it will be added to your family group automatically.

Create an Apple ID for your child Before you begin, make sure that you’re using a credit card as your  iTunes Store and App Store payment method. To comply with child online privacy protection laws, you will use the CVV or security code from a valid credit card as part of providing your parental consent. If the card on file is a debit card or another payment method, you’ll be asked to provide a credit card before you can continue. After you create the child’s Apple ID, you can change your payment method back to a debit card. After you add your child to your family group, they will have their own Apple ID that they can use on any Apple device. Your email address will be the rescue email address for your child’s account, and you can use it with the security questions you provided to reset a forgotten password.


Use these steps to create an Apple ID and add the child to your family group: Go to Settings > iCloud > Family and tap “Create an Apple ID for a child.”

·         enter your child’s birthday and tap next. The birthday for a child’s account can’t be changed after the account is created. Be sure to enter the correct date.

·         Review the Parent Privacy Disclosure and tap Agree.

·         enter the security code for your credit card and tap next. If you don’t have a credit card on file, you’ll need to add one.

·         enter your child’s name, tap next, then create their Apple ID ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and tap next.

·         follow the onscreen instructions to set a password, choose security questions, and set up your child’s account. Choose passwords and security questions that you both can remember.  

Manage your child’s account:  Children enjoy the same Family Sharing features as other family members and, by default, can access the same music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps.

You can limit the content your child can access on the devices they use by setting Restrictions on an iOS device or Parental Controls on

OSX and iTunes.

Ask to Buy is enabled by default for children under 13. It is highly recommended to leave that setting on. *Age varies by country or region. If you don’t want to link a credit card to your apple ID and wish to use a gift card then they cannot use family sharing.

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How to create an Apple ID without having to enter credit card information:                            Apple ID without Credit Card

We recommend backing up iPads at home via iCloud or iTunes:                                                 Backing up your iPad

We recommend parents enable restrictions on certain content, apps and purchases:   Parental Restrictions   

See here for original article http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201084  

More general information here  https://www.apple.com/au/ios/whats-new/family-sharing/