• Welcome to the all-new iMore Forums! - We're still moving some things around, so you may see a few quirks here and there, but we're working on getting things fully completed as soon as possible. For now, take a look around, and if you run into any major issues, please let us know in this thread!

How to I get the Ask To Buy notifications sent to my phone instead of the laptop?


iMore Question

Anytime my kids send a notification for Ask To Buy it sends it to my laptop rather than my phone. Does anyone know how to get the notifications sent to my phone instead? All apple products.


Active member
Aug 27, 2021
Enabling it on one should make it work across all your Apple products provided the products are all signed into iCloud using the same username.
I’d suggest going into iPhone settings->your name -> family sharing and see if iPhone is showing ‘Ask to Buy’ enabled for each of your childrens’ name in the list (they should show enabled if you did that on your Mac but it could be a quirk that it needs to be set on iPhone first??).

If you found Ask To Buy was enabled, try going into settings->notifications. Allow notifications on?

Never hurts to try a reboot ??????


Mar 2, 2016