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    Is there any way to break out from Family Sharing temporarily, purchase apps/media w/one’s own apple id and stay a member of the Family Sharing?

    Thank you.

    ~ j
    Last edited by taz323; 02-10-2015 at 11:45 PM.
    02-10-2015 11:03 PM
  2. DarlaMack's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    You aren't restricted to staying in Family Sharing and have the means to already purchase your own media and apps using your own Apple ID.

    Support: iTunes Family Sharing
    02-11-2015 12:59 AM
  3. ernbrdn's Avatar
    The answer is not easily. I also believe that Apple has a strict limit imposed on how many "groups" a year that can be made. My work around for this is to use iTunes gift cards. This will make purchases on your account from them an not the credit card on file. You will still be nagged about the credit card CCV number of your an adult though. Apple had to do something to keep this from being abused by pirates after all.
    If your concerned about the email receipts, they will always be sent to the group "head" regardless if your purchase comes from gift cards or not. If that is a concern, for instance you wish to read "Fifty Shades of Grey" without ridicule, you either need to be the head of the group, not in a group, or have someone heading your group that doesn't care.
    HTH
    02-11-2015 07:02 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The limit is being in 2 family groups a year.
    02-11-2015 10:59 AM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    What the OP can do is purchase an iTunes gift card, and redeem it under their AppleID... any purchases they make under their AppleID will use the store credit.
    02-11-2015 11:06 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What the OP can do is purchase an iTunes gift card, and redeem it under their AppleID... any purchases they make under their AppleID will use the store credit.
    True but if it's a child and Ask to Buy is on, it will still ask the parent for permission before using the iTunes credit. I think these questions are coming from a child who wants to buy something their parents won't approve of.
    kch50428 likes this.
    02-11-2015 12:41 PM

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