1. bothfly's Avatar
    So I'm the Organizer of my family. My Wife and 10 year old are on there all setup. My Wife is listed as a Paren.
    So when my Daughter wants to get an App the request for permission to download that app only goes to my Wifes phone or computer, nothing comes to my devices.
    Can't figure out why.
    We all have separate Apple IDs, everything is working as it should except I get no download requests from my Daughter, anyone know why?
    12-28-2014 08:43 AM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    It just needs to get sent to 1 parent. I'm not sure why it's your wife instead of you.
    12-28-2014 09:05 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Retrace your steps when setting Family Share up. As the organizer, you should get that info. If you can't find any errors, I would call or email iTunes. I usually email them with issues. They've been good at replying and very helpful.


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    12-28-2014 10:39 AM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I don't know why you don't get them. As the organizer you should get them. Your wife gets them because you flipped the switch in set up to make her a parent. You can Unselect that if she doesn't want to get the notifications. Maybe try that and see if you get them with her switch off. Seems odd that you don't get them as the organizer though.


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    12-28-2014 02:12 PM
  5. bothfly's Avatar
    I don't know why you don't get them. As the organizer you should get them. Your wife gets them because you flipped the switch in set up to make her a parent. You can Unselect that if she doesn't want to get the notifications. Maybe try that and see if you get them with her switch off. Seems odd that you don't get them as the organizer though.


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    I've tried all of this, unchecking my Wife as a parent did not give me a notification from my 10 year old.
    Now one thing I have noticed is that on my 10 year olds phone everything seems to be setup correct, her name iCloud act ect. My iCloud account for the iTunes and Apps, but when my wife gets the app request, it says MY name is requesting the download, not my daughters name. So thats weird.
    I suppose I could delete it all and re set it up
    12-28-2014 02:58 PM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I've tried all of this, unchecking my Wife as a parent did not give me a notification from my 10 year old.
    Now one thing I have noticed is that on my 10 year olds phone everything seems to be setup correct, her name iCloud act ect. My iCloud account for the iTunes and Apps, but when my wife gets the app request, it says MY name is requesting the download, not my daughters name. So thats weird.
    I suppose I could delete it all and re set it up
    That sounds very strange. I would probably delete it all and start over. I wish I could help more but I am not sure where it went wrong. Starting over sounds like your best bet.


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    12-28-2014 03:01 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've tried all of this, unchecking my Wife as a parent did not give me a notification from my 10 year old.
    Now one thing I have noticed is that on my 10 year olds phone everything seems to be setup correct, her name iCloud act ect. My iCloud account for the iTunes and Apps, but when my wife gets the app request, it says MY name is requesting the download, not my daughters name. So thats weird.
    I suppose I could delete it all and re set it up
    Ok. That's the problem. Your daughter needs to be logged into her Apple ID for iTunes/AppStore. In Family Sharing, each person uses their own AppleId.
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    12-28-2014 03:03 PM
  8. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Ok. That's the problem. Your daughter needs to be logged into her Apple ID for iTunes/AppStore. In Family Sharing, each person uses their own AppleId.
    Good catch. I missed that he said that.


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    12-28-2014 06:56 PM
  9. bothfly's Avatar
    Ok. That's the problem. Your daughter needs to be logged into her Apple ID for iTunes/AppStore. In Family Sharing, each person uses their own AppleId.
    Hey, your 100% correct.
    I googled this issue and after reading through a few pages I found that info, changed her iTunes login to her ID and her requests in her name started working on all the devices.
    Weird issue, but thanks to everyone who posted!!
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    12-28-2014 08:45 PM
  10. bothfly's Avatar
    Well another issue has popped up for a question to everyone.
    So I fixed this App Request issue as I said on my above post, but now when my 10 year old asked to buy an app, she on her iPhone gets the Adult request to buy and can accept or decline it herself.
    Why the heck would her phone get that?
    So I have her setup as a Child just like the thing wants.
    Thanks
    12-30-2014 04:55 PM
  11. bothfly's Avatar
    I think I figured it out.
    So I have my iCloud account singed in on my 10 year olds phone just to sync iCal.
    For some reason that alone was giving her the App requests on her phone. Once I signed out of my iCloud on her phone the app requests did not pop up on her phone.
    Now I have to figure out a way to have her share our iCal calendars since I don't like and use it in Family Share
    12-30-2014 05:06 PM
  12. njshoregurlz's Avatar
    May I ask does this work on find my phone app?
    I have my daughter under my iCloud my iTunes my everything same email as me so whalla she's 13 and I want to be able to track if need ever comes up!
    It was very handy with my oldest.
    I wouldn't mind my 13 year old to have her own account... But just curious lol
    12-31-2014 07:21 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    May I ask does this work on find my phone app?
    I have my daughter under my iCloud my iTunes my everything same email as me so whalla she's 13 and I want to be able to track if need ever comes up!
    It was very handy with my oldest.
    I wouldn't mind my 13 year old to have her own account... But just curious lol
    Assuming you don't turn off the share my location option, everyone in the family share can use the Find My IPhone app to find each others' phones (without having to log in as another user). You can also use the Find My Friends app to find each other as well.
    12-31-2014 07:32 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    May I ask does this work on find my phone app?
    I have my daughter under my iCloud my iTunes my everything same email as me so whalla she's 13 and I want to be able to track if need ever comes up!
    It was very handy with my oldest.
    I wouldn't mind my 13 year old to have her own account... But just curious lol
    For Family Sharing, you and your daughter should have separate Apple ID's. That includes for iTunes, iCloud, iMessage and FaceTime. So she needs her own email account to use for ID. If you use the same ID for everything, you will have problems. You'll be seeing each other's messages and all. And you need separate iCloud accounts so you can each have 5 free gb of storage. If you use the same iCloud account, you share 5 free gb of storage. She needs her own Apple ID.
    You can still keep up with her on Find My IPhone with separate Apple ID's. Use the Find My iPhone app and log in to her iCloud. Make sure she has Find My iPhone toggled on in her Settings. You may want to restrict her from toggling it off. Go to Settings >General >Restrictions and set it so she can't turn it off where you can't keep up with her.


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    12-31-2014 07:47 AM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    For Family Sharing, you and your daughter should have separate Apple ID's. That includes for iTunes, iCloud, iMessage and FaceTime. So she needs her own email account to use for ID. If you use the same ID for everything, you will have problems. You'll be seeing each other's messages and all. And you need separate iCloud accounts so you can each have 5 free gb of storage. If you use the same iCloud account, you share 5 free gb of storage. She needs her own Apple ID.
    You can still keep up with her on Find My IPhone with separate Apple ID's. Use the Find My iPhone app and log in to her iCloud. Make sure she has Find My iPhone toggled on in her Settings. You may want to restrict her from toggling it off. Go to Settings >General >Restrictions and set it so she can't turn it off where you can't keep up with her.


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    All correct except that with Family Sharing in place, you do not need to log into the find my iPhone app using her Id. You're own ID will show family members' devices.
    12-31-2014 08:55 AM
  16. bothfly's Avatar
    The only reason I like having my 10 year old signed into my iCloud account for iMessage is because on my phone my wife phone too we can check her number and actually see her texts. You can still text normally from your phone, just have to check were the texts come from, your number that is. It works great to see what kids are texting about. Of course you phone goes nuts when they are texting a lot, but its a great tool.

    But back to my question, I have all 3 of us on iCal, but like I said if I have my 10 year old signed into iCloud and only the Calendar checked so she can see the iCals, then she gets the App Requests.
    Trying to figure out a way for her to share the Calendars without using them in Family Share since Family share calendars only allows you to share one calendar, the Family and not individual calendars like we have in iCal.
    12-31-2014 09:11 AM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You can have shared calendars without using the same iCloud Id and without using family sharing.
    Open the calendars app. Click on Calendars at the bottom to show the list of calendars. Click the 'I' next to an iCloud calendar you want to share. Find the 'share with person' section and tap 'add person'. Enter that persons iCloud Id. That iCloud id will receive an email (I think, I set mine up years ago so it could've changed to a Notification) to join the shared calendar. Accept and you'll be sharing the calendar. Repeat with other calendars as desired.
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    12-31-2014 09:41 AM
  18. bothfly's Avatar
    Karen, I've got you on speed dial...

    Thanks
    12-31-2014 11:01 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    All correct except that with Family Sharing in place, you do not need to log into the find my iPhone app using her Id. You're own ID will show family members' devices.
    Yep. I went one way then did an about face and missed that. I refered to not using Family Sharing.


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    12-31-2014 05:28 PM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    Have they fixed it so you can change the birthday on a Apple ID ?


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    01-01-2015 11:08 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Have they fixed it so you can change the birthday on a Apple ID ?


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    I managed to change my kids' birthdays, sort of. When I set up their accounts a few years ago, I made them age 13 even though they were 5 & 9. So they were now showing up as 15/16. I was able to log into their accounts via appleid.apple.com on my Mac and change their birthdays back to age 13. I wasn't able to make them under 13 though. I guess I'll have to change it each year until they truly reach 13.
    01-02-2015 03:44 AM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    I managed to change my kids' birthdays, sort of. When I set up their accounts a few years ago, I made them age 13 even though they were 5 & 9. So they were now showing up as 15/16. I was able to log into their accounts via appleid.apple.com on my Mac and change their birthdays back to age 13. I wasn't able to make them under 13 though. I guess I'll have to change it each year until they truly reach 13.
    Ya seems they failed in that aspect I'll just avoid family share too much hassle when what I have setup still works solid


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    01-02-2015 01:49 PM
  23. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Ya seems they failed in that aspect I'll just avoid family share too much hassle when what I have setup still works solid


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    Well technically you weren't allowed to make accounts for anyone under 13. Lots of people did it anyway though. Just like you aren't supposed to have a gmail account, Facebook, etc.
    Family Share seems to be working well for my family. The only thing is really wish it clouded was iTunes Match.
    01-02-2015 01:54 PM
  24. Peligro911's Avatar
    Well technically you weren't allowed to make accounts for anyone under 13. Lots of people did it anyway though. Just like you aren't supposed to have a gmail account, Facebook, etc.
    Family Share seems to be working well for my family. The only thing is really wish it clouded was iTunes Match.
    Ya that was the other fall back I ran into ...
    For us we just share my ID for purchases and everything else each person has their own ID ... Then we just share calendars via iCloud or just make them public ( I did this cause icloud method was not updating automatically )
    I think I wouldn't mind going the family share route if I was setting up everyone new .. But trying to covert I ran into more draw backs than benefits at least for me


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    01-02-2015 01:58 PM
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