1. iMore Question's Avatar
    My fiancee and I set up sharing on both of our iphone 5's (I have verizon, she has AT&T). We are linked together with her being the organizer. Our photos are shared and so are our calendars.

    However, we cannot share our apps. We don't show up in each other's purchased section of itunes, the app store, or ibooks. All that is shown is what we bought ourselves. What gives? So frustrating since I want to use an app of hers and don't want to waste money when I don't have to. Apple's instructions aren't very helpful either as what they say should happen is not happening.
    09-17-2014 10:47 PM
  2. David McKee said: Best Answer

    This issue is now fixed on my account. I took no action at all; I did not contact Apple Support...

    Anyone else find that this is resolved for them?

    I now see my wife listed in the Updates > Purchased section of App Store.
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Don't delete her from Family Sharing. I found out that the hard way. A given user can belong to at most two families in a year and after that can't participate in Family Sharing.
    So I had the same problem with purchases not showing up. I deleted and re-added my daughter twice and now I have a ticket in with Apple to get her unlocked so I can add her back to Family Sharing. Then I added my husband and had the same issue with Purchases, but then a couple of hours later his purchases started showing up for me.
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    09-17-2014 11:37 PM
  4. David McKee's Avatar
    Bump! Same issue.

    Calendars and photos are shared, but in the App Store the family organizer sees "my purchases" but not the other member... And on the other member's phone, not even "my purchases" option is seen. Just the same list as if family sharing wasn't enabled.

    But basically the same issue...
    09-19-2014 12:34 AM
  5. twilite2000's Avatar
    I've also added and deleted daughter twice. HOW DO I PUT IN A TICKET TO FIX IT? Please help. The directions did not state you had to wait for everything to sync up. I just assumed it didn't work.
    09-19-2014 03:00 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've also added and deleted daughter twice. HOW DO I PUT IN A TICKET TO FIX IT? Please help. The directions did not state you had to wait for everything to sync up. I just assumed it didn't work.
    I just called Apple support. But it hasn't been fixed yet song don't know the final resolution.
    David McKee likes this.
    09-19-2014 03:20 PM
  7. twilite2000's Avatar
    Thanks I did the same thing. Waiting for results now.
    09-19-2014 03:29 PM
  8. iOSX's Avatar
    Open the App Store. Tap on the "Updates" tab and then tap on "Purchased" at the top. You should be taken to a screen where it shows you and your family member(s), and you can select the user and download apps that they have purchased.
    09-20-2014 01:37 PM
  9. David McKee's Avatar
    Open the App Store. Tap on the "Updates" tab and then tap on "Purchased" at the top. You should be taken to a screen where it shows you and your family member(s), and you can select the user and download apps that they have purchased.
    THAT is the problem. I do not see other family members there.

    If someone talks to apple and gets an answer, please update this thread
    09-20-2014 06:50 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    THAT is the problem. I do not see other family members there.

    If someone talks to apple and gets an answer, please update this thread
    I've actually seen my ability to see family member's purchases come-and-go. Not sure why yet.
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    09-20-2014 07:38 PM
  11. Kiwiadventure's Avatar
    What I have done over the years is the family had one main iTunes account for purchases this way know-one was doubling up on App music etc purchases and now with family sharing each family member can have their own ID and can also down load and watch all of iTunes family purchases best of both worlds.

    Any apps purchased on other ID's can be download and then sign out and sign into you family iTunes ID.

    I hope Apple will link contacts together into family sharing.
    09-20-2014 09:24 PM
  12. David McKee's Avatar
    I hope Apple will link contacts together into family sharing.
    Apple HAS allowed us to link accounts, it's called "family sharing" and that's why we're posting here: The new feature is not working as expected...
    09-21-2014 06:12 AM
  13. Voicey's Avatar
    Until it works you can use the same family sharing as under ios7: one common id for appstore/itunes and each member having their own individual icloud id. Has worked fine for us for a couple of years and continues the same on ios8. Bonne chance
    09-21-2014 01:11 PM
  14. David McKee's Avatar
    Until it works you can use the same family sharing as under ios7...
    Okay, look. This thread isn't about how we could do it. This thread is about a broken feature and the OP (and myself) would like a solution for the current iOS 8 Family Sharing capability, NOT work arounds. My wife and I have had separate appleid accounts for YEARS; using one account will not work for us.

    The problem again; this isn't working as expected:

    Open the App Store. Tap on the "Updates" tab and then tap on "Purchased" at the top. You should be taken to a screen where it shows you and your family member(s), and you can select the user and download apps that they have purchased.
    09-21-2014 04:31 PM
  15. David McKee's Avatar
    This issue is now fixed on my account. I took no action at all; I did not contact Apple Support...

    Anyone else find that this is resolved for them?

    I now see my wife listed in the Updates > Purchased section of App Store.
    zerog46 likes this.
    09-22-2014 10:22 AM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    There may be some lag while Apple's back-end systems process all the new stuff going on and all the front-end servers can sync up to the back end...
    David McKee likes this.
    09-22-2014 10:29 AM
  17. phreddyl's Avatar
    ok so I set it up for my husband and I to share with me as the manager him as the adult- I thought i did it right but I can see his purchases but he can't see mine. on his when i go to purchased all we get it a message "this iTunes account is set up to use family sharing with a different iCloud account than email address...
    09-22-2014 07:06 PM
  18. phreddyl's Avatar
    ok so I added him as parent or guardian and that seemed to do the trick...
    09-22-2014 07:10 PM
  19. David McKee's Avatar
    There may be some lag while Apple's back-end systems process all the new stuff going on ...
    I hadn't thought of this, but I'm willing to bet this is the case. Everyone should give it a few days. That's all it took for my wife and I.

    It stinks, and apple could have sent an email saying it might take a few days... But they also might have been in the dark about it.

    There is absolutely no way to quality test something for millions of actual users. Oh well.
    09-22-2014 08:11 PM
  20. Karl Culer's Avatar
    Trying to share photos but Photo App freezes 85% of times using it. Have to reboot iPad2 and hope for best every time.
    09-24-2014 12:30 PM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    For what it's worth... Set up with my siblings yesterday... I can see their purchases today... It may not be immediate, but now shouldn't take days either...
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    09-24-2014 12:36 PM
  22. David McKee's Avatar
    Trying to share photos but Photo App freezes 85% of times using it. Have to reboot iPad2 and hope for best every time.
    I think you posted on the wrong thread. This thread is about adding members and seeing them in the Apple Store under purchases...
    09-24-2014 12:49 PM
  23. Hayjak's Avatar
    I am having a problem with this as well. My daughter shows up on my iPhone 6 but not my iPad air which has iOS 8 installed. Any solutions?
    09-24-2014 04:41 PM

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