1. iMore Question's Avatar
    We have family sharing on, with me in charge, my wife as “parent/guardian” and our two sons as adults. Whenever my wife attempts to make an App Store purchase, I have to approve it first. She has money in her account, but I still have to approve it. How can I fix this?
    01-10-2021 03:07 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The information via the following link should be helpful to you.

    https://support.apple.com/lt-lt/guid...4fbc04939b/mac
    01-10-2021 03:48 PM
  3. jkeitz's Avatar
    Sorry, that doesn’t work. I can switch her to “Adult” and back to “Parent/guardian,” but that’s what I did before. It still asks me to approve her purchases.
    01-10-2021 04:10 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Sorry, that doesn’t work. I can switch her to “Adult” and back to “Parent/guardian,” but that’s what I did before. It still asks me to approve her purchases.
    Have you tried going to Settings - Apple ID - Family Sharing - then scrolling to “ask to buy” to see if it’s enabled for her?
    01-10-2021 04:54 PM
  5. jkeitz's Avatar
    There’s no “ask to buy” option there. Only “Adult” and “Parent/guardian.”
    01-10-2021 05:06 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    There’s no “ask to buy” option there. Only “Adult” and “Parent/guardian.”
    So nothing like this?
    Attached Thumbnails Why do I have to constantly approve my wife’s App Store purchases?-13cafeee-7bbc-41e4-9b35-318fee507e4b.jpeg  
    01-10-2021 05:11 PM
  7. jkeitz's Avatar
    Oh, I see that! Ok, I tapped on it and asks me if i want to “create an account for a child.”
    01-10-2021 05:13 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    “......if you're a family member and you have your own Apple ID balance, your purchases bill to your personal Apple ID balance. Some purchases, including gifts, can't be billed to Apple ID balance and will be charged to the family organizer's payment method.” [I assume “some purchases” mentioned above will require the approval of the family organizer].

    and

    Don't want to pay for purchases of a specific adult family member? Remove that person from your family group or turn off purchase sharing for everyone.”

    Source:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201079
    01-10-2021 07:00 PM

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