Move family member off family plan to personal?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by MTShipp, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Since family plans were introduced, I’ve had so. My daughter is now supporting herself and wants to come off of my family plan and onto her own.

    Does anyone know how to properly remove someone from the family plan and into their own billing plan without them losing their services? My daughter is on the student Apple Music plan ($4.99).

    It seems when she tries to set up her own payment method, it says she can’t because she is on the family plan. But when I try to remove her, it says she will lose access to her services. It seems ‘chicken and egg’ scenario to me.

    Someone have experience and can explain?
     
  2. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    IMO, i'd just stay on the same plan and have her pay you the $5. Saves a headache of starting over and will save money once she would be off the student plan.
     
  3. Ledgem macrumors 68000

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    When you say services, do you mean keeping access to her saved songs and playlists?

    When she loses access to Apple Music she would retain her playlists and songs, but they would be greyed out in iTunes and inaccessible (unless she had bought them). When she regains an Apple Music account, whether by being back on the family plan or by purchasing her own, then the songs would become playable again.

    This assumes that she has her own AppleID separately grouped under family sharing, and is NOT using your AppleID. If she is using your AppleID and is now trying to make her own then there's no way around it: she'd have to export a playlist and re-import it, I believe, once she had made her own.
     
  4. MTShipp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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