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Is there a way to share a certain song from iTunes without having to manually sync it to a playlist for another family member?
 

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I just didn’t know if that applied for Apple Music subscribers or if you could do it just on regular iTunes songs

I understand, and I wasn’t trying to be a jerk or anything with my reply above. It was more like me asking myself the question....
 

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what about regular iTunes songs and not Apple Music

Do you mean purchased songs? If so, I think you can share those in iMessage if they're downloaded songs. But the recipient still has to have Music to play them. You can't give music away you pay for. Who are you wanting to share with? A relative? It would help to know more about your situation.
 
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Do you mean purchased songs? If so, I think you can share those in iMessage if they're downloaded songs. But the recipient still has to have Music to play them. You can't give music away you pay for. Who are you wanting to share with? A relative? It would help to know more about your situation.

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If you're talking about a close family member, then Family Sharing is your best option. But note that a member can make purchases on your account. So you would need to set it up so they can't. I don't have Family Sharing, so maybe someone else can advise better on that.
 

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If you're talking about a close family member, then Family Sharing is your best option. But note that a member can make purchases on your account. So you would need to set it up so they can't. I don't have Family Sharing, so maybe someone else can advise better on that.

she is. Do you re-download the music like you normally do on the other person’s iPhone in the iTunes app? And does it automatically go into the Music app
 

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she is. Do you re-download the music like you normally do on the other person’s iPhone in the iTunes app? And does it automatically go into the Music app

I have no idea how it works. I've never used Family Sharing. Someone else will have to answer your specifics.
 

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I just tried family sharing earlier with someone in my household this evening. You can download certain songs. Go to iTunes> more at the bottom of the screen> purchased> Family purchases
 

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