System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. I've been able to resolve the issues I was having EXCEPT for being able to approve IN-APP purchases. In response to njon99. If you want to keep some purchases private, you can choose to hide individual items. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it. You'll still only need one person to approve a request, though, not both. The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. That person will now receive purchase requests from any children in your Family Sharing group. I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. In response to Jim Constant. Whether it’s music, TV and movies, news or games, Apple entertainment services have something for everyone. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Apple Music's family plan is hooked into iOS and macOS's Family Sharing feature, which lets different Apple IDs share calendars, photos, movies, TV, and music. 2020 This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. Screen Time can give you a better understanding of how much time your kids spend using apps, visiting websites and on their devices overall. It allows multiple users to use the same Steam library games after a process of verification. Steam Family Library Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could have offered to its users. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to use one Apple ID for all their purchases—a pain on a number of levels. Copyright © NelsonPM, Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC, Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: I have Ask to Buy turned on and it's working (again, except for the in-app purchases). In response to kmw.usa. Apple media purchases: Accounts linked via Family Sharing share purchases from the App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, including apps, books, TV shows, movies, and music. You can also name another family member as a parent/guardian, so that you’re always on the same page when it comes to your kids and their screen time. First of all, I had this painfully complex setup working for a few days yet now it's telling me that to play the game I want I need to request prmission AGAIN, and yet when I do that there is no email sent, it tells me that the owner needs to sign on and activate the family sharing. Use Face ID on iPhone X to Approve Family Sharing Download Requests. Was having the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well as the prior version. iOS 8 or later and OS X Yosemite or later are required to set up or join a Family Sharing group, and are recommended for full functionality. When you use Screen Time with Family Sharing, you can review your kids’ activity reports and set time limits for specific apps from your own device. Am I missing something obvious, or is this a bug? This is the worst support I've ever seen. Family Sharing lets you enable the "Ask to Buy" feature for younger children. For me. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. That means a parent or guardian has to approve any purchases a child wants to make, including movies, music, apps, tv shows, and more. Some features require a Wi‑Fi connection. The group then chooses which services and features they’d like to use and share. I don't know where to go to get approval or decline for the children request purchase My family would receive the invitation, but when pressing the "Join" button, nothing would happen. You can even help locate each other’s missing devices. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. I think it worked one time, then changed to this behavior. Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo … Apple One requires a subscription. Q: Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud. Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription. Just select the family member whose collection you’d like to browse, then download or play the content you choose. Same issue. 1: You need iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. But if Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the family, the organiser can still call the shots. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro, iPad or later, iPad Air or later, or iPad mini or later; a Mac computer with OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up‑to‑date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. From there, select "Manage Family Library Sharing" and deauhtorize the device that is giving you issues. Family Sharing is broken, but Apple could easily fix it With several Family Sharing-enabled services on the way, now is the time for Apple to fix its family payments problem. But I found a solution that is working for me thus far. Hundreds of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines at your fingertips. HTH, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa In response to MarkBinDC. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. Then enable the sharing feature via Settings > Family, (or in Big Picture mode, Settings > Family Library Sharing,) where you'll also authorize specific computers and users to share. doctrsnoop, Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: When you set up purchase sharing, everyone in the group gets immediate access to the songs, albums, movies, TV shows, books and apps purchased by family members who choose to share them. A request showed up as a small banner on the top of my device but when I try to unlock the iPad I could not find the request. All of our devices have the latest iOS btw - 8.1.2. Questions? Anyone get an indication when it'll be fixed? Then click Family to see if Ask to Buy is turned on for your family members' accounts. Each person’s files and documents remain private, but it’s easy to see how much storage everyone is using. In response to MarkBinDC. Find My makes it easy to keep track of one another, whether you’re coordinating a meet-up spot at a shopping centre or you just want to know when the kids get home from school. Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC To enable Family Library Sharing, first be sure you have Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client. Between you, you’ll be able to share purchased content including apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books. But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still. This applies to both purchases and free downloads. And Family Sharing lets you all share photos, your family calendar, even your location with Find My iPhone to keep everyone connected. Make sure that you're signed in to the iTunes & App Store using the... Review your Family Sharing settings. What’s Shared. I have been on the phone several times with Apple and tried a few things to no avail. Family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple’s latest operating systems. Best of all, Family Sharing lets you share eligible music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps from the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store so … If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. The weird thing is that it is inconsistent, I managed to successfully approve one app a few days ago, but now cannot approve any more. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. Any existing apps must have it switched on by the devs, and they can choose not to allow sharing (I'm guessing apple can't decide this themselves for licensing issues, perhaps). Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy If you're the family organiser, click Purchase Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is turned on. New purchases appear in the Purchased tab in Apple Books, the App Store or iTunes for each family member. When a child initiates a purchase, an alert is sent to the organiser, who can review the download and approve or decline it from their own device. Hey Apple this is 2016, why isnt this working consistently all the time? Jim Constant, Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: No ads, no in-app purchases. Bundle iCloud with up to five other great services. August 2016 - This issue is still happening for me. Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family sharing off. I will continue to pursue Apple support and post here with any news. Some features require iOS 13 or iPadOS and macOS Catalina. You can only apply the game-by-game restrictions available in Family Options to games owned by that account; there is no way to apply restrictions to games available through the Family Sharing system. I can authorize App purchases, but not in-app purchases. I'm trying to invite a particular family member to my google home so that she can use her spotify acct on the google home speaker in her room. You can share your membership with up to 5 other family members in your household. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … And if anyone’s device goes missing, everyone else in the group can help find it, even if it’s offline. Thanks Jim! I have to do the swipe down from the top gesture on the screen and then choose the notifications button. kmw.usa, Dec 23, 2014 9:23 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa, User profile for user: Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … Over 70 million songs ready to stream or download, ad‑free. Other family members can access your collection in the same way. Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy I'm using an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. If I go to her phone and try to purchase the song again, it only gives her the option to ask my permission -- no choice to have me approve it in person, which I thought was supposed to be an option. In addition, my son has a credit balance on his iTunes account, but I'm still being asked to approve spending my cash on an in-app purchase. 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On your Mac. The Apple One free trial includes only services that you are not currently using through a free trial or a subscription. Original shows and movies from the world’s best storytellers. Apple Inc. All rights reserved. In-App purchase request works now. In response to MarkBinDC. All of that worked fine. If you're the organizer for the family group, you can remove other members as needed. It's not possible to remove a child under 13 from your family group. When I tap on the request on the notifications screen, however, nothing happens. I found that logging into MacOS will allow some of the requests to be displayed and approved. Requesting access will send the game owner an authorization email. With Family Sharing, you’ll be able to set up a group of up to 6 people. Suddenly stopped working a few days ago. If you need more space, you can upgrade to a larger plan at any time. without any other reason as to why it's failing. Family members access each service from their own Apple IDs, so they see only their own content, preferences and recommendations — not the whole family’s. I cannot find another way to approve her request. Music, movies, TV shows and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. I removed my kids from Family Sharing and then added them back. Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to amazing Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade. Choose what you want to share, invite your family members to join and enjoy each other’s digital company. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. JDfunky, Aug 8, 2016 6:35 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … Photo stream: Devices in the same Family Sharing group share a shared Family photo stream in the Photos app. Each of the maximum 5 allowed accounts can use the same library on 10 different devices and it’s important to state that only one of the users can use the library in any instance. Removing and replacing the family member immediately resolved whatever conflict was creating the glitch. This is really frustrating now because I have to purchase all apps under my account, and delete the Apps just to give my kids the apps they are requesting. Can't approve family sharing request (But, group members can hide individual purchases—or all purchases from other members.) Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC All of that worked fine. Unfortunately, family sharing doesn't share apps by default. a shared credit card or debit card that is used for all future purchases). Before your children can make a purchase, they must ask for your permission. As I was setting up Family Sharing, I ran into a bit of a snag. Not able to join a family group via an invitation. Can't approve family sharing request I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. Simply send an invitation for them to share their location. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. Some features are not available in all countries or regions. Click Family Sharing. HelpMeApple321, Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99, User profile for user: You can review the request, then approve or decline it. That's it. I'm running 8.1.3 on my phone, but they are still on 8.1.1. In response to MarkBinDC. Note that this can't be used to play together in a party - only one person at a time can play games from a shared library. In response to MarkBinDC. For parents that have an iPhone X, things are about to get a lot easier for you in iOS 11.3, which finally lets you approve app and media downloads on your child's iPhone using Face ID instead of typing in a password. Learn how to create an Apple ID for your child. Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321 If your child sees an "Unable to Ask Permission" message Check the Apple ID that you're using for purchases. In response to MarkBinDC, This was plaguing me as well. To get started, create an Apple ID for each child and then add them to your Family Sharing group. Restrictions and other terms apply. Family Sharing also sets up a family calendar where everyone can view, add or change events and appointments, and get an alert when something changes. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books and App Store purchases; an iCloud storage plan; and a family photo album. Aug 8, 2016 6:35 AM in response to MarkBinDC Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to amazing Apple services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade. DirtyDawg, Aug 9, 2017 5:44 AM in response to Jim Constant. Click Family in the sidebar. I see the notification on my notifications screen. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices. Note: If you're a member of an existing Google family group, you can't purchase a YouTube family plan, but you can ask your family manager to make the purchase. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. Now, the borrower should attempt to launch one of the games in the shared library which will open request to share. The notification background color gets lighter for a split second, the font on the upper status bar changes from white to black, but nothing happens. More Everyone can add photos, videos and comments to the album whenever they like and get notified when something new is added. But for some reason everytime I send an invite it says "Request Failed Your request could not be completed." She's on an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.0.2, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC In response to MarkBinDC. Now she's tried to purchase a song on iTunes, and was able to send another "ask to buy" notification that I received. Your entire family can share a single iCloud storage plan large enough to store everyone’s photos, videos and files. If the family organiser approves the request and completes the purchase, the item automatically downloads to the child's device. All your family’s purchases on all your family’s devices. And with Family Sharing, your whole group can share the same subscriptions. If you're a family member, you can join a family group to share a YouTube family plan. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. Let us know in the comments below. This article lists 10 facts you need to know to help you decide whether enabling the Family Sharing service is right for your situation. The request is on that list and I can respond to it there. If you are the family organizer, you can't leave the family without disbanding the entire group. In response to HelpMeApple321, Aug 9, 2017 5:44 AM in response to Jim Constant That means that if one person is busy and can't approve a request, the other parent can. And enjoy more for less. Steam Family Sharing allows friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. hshginn, Jan 9, 2017 2:50 PM in response to HelpMeApple321, User profile for user: Content downloaded from family members or acquired via redemption codes is not subject to Ask to Buy. I get this problem all the time. Bump. Less, User profile for user: In response to MarkBinDC. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled. Alas, the service isn’t perfect. Question: How Apple Music and Family Sharing works. This issue has resolved for me with updating all devices to 8.1.2. MarkBinDC, Nov 28, 2014 4:54 PM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: A notification appears on your device. If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. And anyone can use the Reminders app to send time or location reminders to the family. Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC Aug 7, 2016 11:47 PM in response to njon99 You'll have to transfer them to another group instead. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases will be billed to the organiser’s account. Unlimited access to more than 100 games. Family Sharing is a Steam feature that allows you to share your game library with family and friends, allowing them to play your games, earn their own achievements and have their own savegames on authorized accounts/computers without having to purchase the game themselves. Click Details next to the family member's name, then select Parent/Guardian. One adult in your family — the organiser — invites all the other members to join and sets up accounts for anyone under the age of 13.1 Once family members join, Family Sharing is set up on everyone’s devices automatically. You’ll also be able to share a single-family payment method (i.e. Same issue. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. I've been able to resolve the issues I was having EXCEPT for being able to approve IN-APP purchases. In response to njon99. If you want to keep some purchases private, you can choose to hide individual items. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it. You'll still only need one person to approve a request, though, not both. The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. That person will now receive purchase requests from any children in your Family Sharing group. I've set up ios8 iCloud Family Sharing, with my Apple ID as the family organizer account and a newly created iCloud account for my daughter. In response to Jim Constant. Whether it’s music, TV and movies, news or games, Apple entertainment services have something for everyone. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Apple Music's family plan is hooked into iOS and macOS's Family Sharing feature, which lets different Apple IDs share calendars, photos, movies, TV, and music. 2020 This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. Screen Time can give you a better understanding of how much time your kids spend using apps, visiting websites and on their devices overall. It allows multiple users to use the same Steam library games after a process of verification. Steam Family Library Sharing is one of the most useful features Steam could have offered to its users. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to use one Apple ID for all their purchases—a pain on a number of levels. Copyright © NelsonPM, Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC, Dec 13, 2014 7:06 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: I have Ask to Buy turned on and it's working (again, except for the in-app purchases). In response to kmw.usa. Apple media purchases: Accounts linked via Family Sharing share purchases from the App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store, including apps, books, TV shows, movies, and music. You can also name another family member as a parent/guardian, so that you’re always on the same page when it comes to your kids and their screen time. First of all, I had this painfully complex setup working for a few days yet now it's telling me that to play the game I want I need to request prmission AGAIN, and yet when I do that there is no email sent, it tells me that the owner needs to sign on and activate the family sharing. Use Face ID on iPhone X to Approve Family Sharing Download Requests. Was having the same issue in iOS 10.3.3, as well as the prior version. iOS 8 or later and OS X Yosemite or later are required to set up or join a Family Sharing group, and are recommended for full functionality. When you use Screen Time with Family Sharing, you can review your kids’ activity reports and set time limits for specific apps from your own device. Am I missing something obvious, or is this a bug? This is the worst support I've ever seen. Family Sharing lets you enable the "Ask to Buy" feature for younger children. For me. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. That means a parent or guardian has to approve any purchases a child wants to make, including movies, music, apps, tv shows, and more. Some features require a Wi‑Fi connection. The group then chooses which services and features they’d like to use and share. I don't know where to go to get approval or decline for the children request purchase My family would receive the invitation, but when pressing the "Join" button, nothing would happen. You can even help locate each other’s missing devices. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. I think it worked one time, then changed to this behavior. Your group can also share iTunes, Apple Books, and App Store purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and a family photo … Apple One requires a subscription. Q: Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud. Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade require a subscription. Just select the family member whose collection you’d like to browse, then download or play the content you choose. Same issue. 1: You need iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. But if Ask to Buy is turned on for children in the family, the organiser can still call the shots. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro, iPad or later, iPad Air or later, or iPad mini or later; a Mac computer with OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up‑to‑date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). When you set up Family Sharing, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos app on all family members’ devices. From there, select "Manage Family Library Sharing" and deauhtorize the device that is giving you issues. Family Sharing is broken, but Apple could easily fix it With several Family Sharing-enabled services on the way, now is the time for Apple to fix its family payments problem. But I found a solution that is working for me thus far. Hundreds of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines at your fingertips. HTH, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa In response to MarkBinDC. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. Then enable the sharing feature via Settings > Family, (or in Big Picture mode, Settings > Family Library Sharing,) where you'll also authorize specific computers and users to share. doctrsnoop, Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: When you set up purchase sharing, everyone in the group gets immediate access to the songs, albums, movies, TV shows, books and apps purchased by family members who choose to share them. A request showed up as a small banner on the top of my device but when I try to unlock the iPad I could not find the request. All of our devices have the latest iOS btw - 8.1.2. Questions? Anyone get an indication when it'll be fixed? Then click Family to see if Ask to Buy is turned on for your family members' accounts. Each person’s files and documents remain private, but it’s easy to see how much storage everyone is using. In response to MarkBinDC. Find My makes it easy to keep track of one another, whether you’re coordinating a meet-up spot at a shopping centre or you just want to know when the kids get home from school. Nov 30, 2014 10:45 AM in response to MarkBinDC To enable Family Library Sharing, first be sure you have Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client. Between you, you’ll be able to share purchased content including apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books. But the alerts on iPad and iPhone hang on a blank screen still. This applies to both purchases and free downloads. And Family Sharing lets you all share photos, your family calendar, even your location with Find My iPhone to keep everyone connected. Make sure that you're signed in to the iTunes & App Store using the... Review your Family Sharing settings. What’s Shared. I have been on the phone several times with Apple and tried a few things to no avail. Family Sharing is a feature introduced with Apple’s latest operating systems. Best of all, Family Sharing lets you share eligible music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps from the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store so … If you have a child or teen, a parent or guardian can set limits on content, approve downloads and purchases, and set up Apple Cash with Family Sharing. The weird thing is that it is inconsistent, I managed to successfully approve one app a few days ago, but now cannot approve any more. I can see her phone on my Find My Phone, and she was able to request an APP that I approved via an "ask to buy" notification on my phone. Any existing apps must have it switched on by the devs, and they can choose not to allow sharing (I'm guessing apple can't decide this themselves for licensing issues, perhaps). Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy If you're the family organiser, click Purchase Sharing and make sure Share My Purchases is turned on. New purchases appear in the Purchased tab in Apple Books, the App Store or iTunes for each family member. When a child initiates a purchase, an alert is sent to the organiser, who can review the download and approve or decline it from their own device. Hey Apple this is 2016, why isnt this working consistently all the time? Jim Constant, Dec 2, 2014 5:56 AM in response to MarkBinDC, User profile for user: No ads, no in-app purchases. Bundle iCloud with up to five other great services. August 2016 - This issue is still happening for me. Furthermore, even new apps have the option to turn family sharing off. I will continue to pursue Apple support and post here with any news. Some features require iOS 13 or iPadOS and macOS Catalina. You can only apply the game-by-game restrictions available in Family Options to games owned by that account; there is no way to apply restrictions to games available through the Family Sharing system. I can authorize App purchases, but not in-app purchases. I'm trying to invite a particular family member to my google home so that she can use her spotify acct on the google home speaker in her room. You can share your membership with up to 5 other family members in your household. When you set up purchase sharing, everyone … And if anyone’s device goes missing, everyone else in the group can help find it, even if it’s offline. Thanks Jim! I have to do the swipe down from the top gesture on the screen and then choose the notifications button. kmw.usa, Dec 23, 2014 9:23 AM in response to MarkBinDC, Jan 31, 2015 6:43 PM in response to kmw.usa, User profile for user: Once authorized by the lender, family members on shared computers may access, download and play a … Over 70 million songs ready to stream or download, ad‑free. Other family members can access your collection in the same way. Aug 8, 2016 2:26 PM in response to MarkBinDC Set limits on purchases with Ask to Buy I'm using an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.0.2. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. If I go to her phone and try to purchase the song again, it only gives her the option to ask my permission -- no choice to have me approve it in person, which I thought was supposed to be an option. In addition, my son has a credit balance on his iTunes account, but I'm still being asked to approve spending my cash on an in-app purchase. Dec 8, 2014 3:58 PM in response to MarkBinDC Family Sharing provides all that capability and more. Steam Family Sharing allows friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. So when it’s school photo day, pizza night or just a trip to the beach, everyone’s in the know. As I added family members, invites via iMessage were sent to each member as expected. All of our devices (my kids and I) are updated to latest iOS 9.3.3. SI do you know if this has anything to do with running different versions of iOS. 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