1. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I have my own apple ID and have created several alternate email addresses for my kids to use on their own devices. Between them, there is a 5C, iPad mini and iPad 4th gen. I do not have an Apple device myself. I have the mini and iphone signed into icloud and itunes and app store on my daughters email address (which is just an alternate email address on my own apple id) and my son's ipad signed in under his email (again, one of my alternates).

    I want all purchases to be under my apple id, so should I just sign into the app store and itunes on every device under my own id then enable family sharing on each? I'm confused as to the difference between setting up family sharing and just signing into the store on every device under my id. Thanks in advance!
    11-12-2014 01:07 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    With Family Sharing you can all have separate accounts, even with the AppStore and share purchases as long as they are all on the same CC. IF you are not using an Apple device and you want them to use the same CC for purchases you can set up iTunes/AppStore on their devices to use your master AppleID. They can then use there own AppleIDs for iMessage, iCloud, FaceTime, etc.

    That is how I have my family set up.
    11-12-2014 01:13 PM
  3. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Ah, didn't realize I can use different ID for icloud and itunes on the same device. I'll give that a shot once I have all 3 devices in front of me. Thanks
    11-12-2014 02:02 PM
  4. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Discovered that for the billing info, it takes the name I enter in icloud settings, so I have to leave that as mine instead of the kids.
    11-12-2014 02:24 PM

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