Add someone to Apple Music account without sharing other iCloud family stuff?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by noisedude, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:19 AM.

  1. noisedude macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2009
    My wife and I use iCloud family sharing to share locations, purchases and Apple Music. I also pay for the Apple Music family membership.

    I’d like to add another member of my family to my Apple Music account, but not allow them to make purchases through my debit card or see my location.

    Is that possible? I’m a bit confused on how separate iCloud and Apple Music are.
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Yes it is possible... you can share each of these features individually, or any combination thereof:

  3. esf215 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2013
    I thought it was everyone or no one at all that you could do individual sharing. Hopefully I’m wrong.
  4. noisedude thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2009
    But if I have location sharing or purchase sharing on for my wife, I can’t stop anyone else from my family seeing my location or buying on my card?
  5. nicho macrumors 68030

    Feb 15, 2008
    Location Sharing can be enabled/disabled for individual members of the family. ie you could share your location with your wife but not your mom.

    You could prevent purchase sharing by enabling "Ask to buy" and requiring approval. However, that person is going to have a horrible experience on iOS in sharing your apple music because it isn't currently possible to sign into one account for that and another for the app store - you'd essentially be stopping them from buying stuff of their own (except in convoluted ways; I believe that preloading credit with gift cards is an option).

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