Can’t set up family sharing

jamin00

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Apr 14, 2012
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Essex, UK.
It keeps asking for a payment method which I already have paypal set up for and use often automatically but when trying to set this up on my iPad pro I click on SET UP FAMILY SHARING, then GET STARTED, then APPLE MUSIC for which I have the family membership active and it confirms its ready but then when I select INVITE VIA MESSAGES then it pops up with PAYMENT METHOD REQUIRED, ADD A PAYMENT METHOD TO THIS APPLE ID IN iTUNES AND APP STORE SETTINGS.
 

techwarrior

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Jul 30, 2009
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I believe a common credit card is the key to linking accounts in Family Sharing. I found this:

If you're using Family Sharing and you're the family organizer, you can use the following payment methods:
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Some additional payment methods available in select countries or regions (Alipay, China UnionPay, mobile phone billing, TrueMoney, WeChat Pay)
My guess is, PayPal is not a valid payment method for Family Sharing.
 

jamin00

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Original poster
Apr 14, 2012
603
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Essex, UK.
I changed it from Paypal to a Visa debit card and all worked fine. In the UK it does not mention Paypal as a valid method payment for family sharing.
 
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