Family sharing is about the dumbest thing Apple has created

UnrealWhale

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This is such an asinine feature Apple came up with. I try and share my apple tv subscription with my family members but then this means they can use my payment method to buy stuff? and THEN i can't even see what they bought to see where it came from? all of a sudden a bunch of charges showed up on my account.


How dumb is this? my payment method overrides theirs once they are included in 'family sharing'

lol what the hell?
 

nrvna76

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Aug 4, 2010
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We are a family with 3 kids. Family sharing works great. I don’t think you’re using it as it’s intended.
 
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zinacef

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This is such an asinine feature Apple came up with. I try and share my apple tv subscription with my family members but then this means they can use my payment method to buy stuff? and THEN i can't even see what they bought to see where it came from? all of a sudden a bunch of charges showed up on my account.


How dumb is this? my payment method overrides theirs once they are included in 'family sharing'

lol what the hell?
"One adult in your household—the family organizer—invites family members to join the family group and agrees to pay for any iTunes Store or App Store purchases made by family members," as outlined -- Family Sharing on Apple TV.
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compwiz1202

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This is such an asinine feature Apple came up with. I try and share my apple tv subscription with my family members but then this means they can use my payment method to buy stuff? and THEN i can't even see what they bought to see where it came from? all of a sudden a bunch of charges showed up on my account.


How dumb is this? my payment method overrides theirs once they are included in 'family sharing'

lol what the hell?
I just wish you could set it up to have you approve ALL purchases and not just kids'. And I agree why can't I just see all the purchases by everyone in one place and not just mine?
 

TiggrToo

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Out there...way out there
This is such an asinine feature Apple came up with. I try and share my apple tv subscription with my family members but then this means they can use my payment method to buy stuff? and THEN i can't even see what they bought to see where it came from? all of a sudden a bunch of charges showed up on my account.


How dumb is this? my payment method overrides theirs once they are included in 'family sharing'

lol what the hell?
Methinx "you're using it wrong"...
 

Ifti

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Dec 14, 2010
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I think Family Sharing and ScreenTime are absolutely brilliant. Work perfectly well for me.