Benz63amg

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What’s the point of home sharing in iOS 11 on the iPhone? To share my music library from my iPhone to the Apple TV? I can do that with AirPlay anyways if I want to wirelessly play a song on my Apple TV so I’m a bit confused as to why “Home Sharing” needs to be signed in iOS11 on my iPhone in the settings menu with my Apple id, what’s the difference if I log out of it? I tried it and I can still airplay songs from my iPhone to the Apple TV
 
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Chazzle

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It’s more like family sharing in that you can share your music associated with your Apple ID with others.
 

popcorn-in-sac

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What’s the point of home sharing in iOS 11 on the iPhone? To share my music library from my iPhone to the Apple TV? I can do that with AirPlay anyways if I want to wirelessly play a song on my Apple TV so I’m a bit confused as to why “Home Sharing” needs to be signed in iOS11 on my iPhone in the settings menu with my Apple id, what’s the difference if I log out of it? I tried it and I can still airplay songs from my iPhone to the Apple TV

This article from Apple explains the functionality pretty well.

It starts out by saying:

Share and stream content from your computer’s iTunes library to other computers, iOS devices, and Apple TVs. Use Home Sharing with up to five computers on your home network.
 

Benz63amg

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Will logging out of “Home sharing” on my iPhone X have a positive effect on the battery life of my iPhone X?
 

Feenician

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Will logging out of “Home sharing” on my iPhone X have a positive effect on the battery life of my iPhone X?

I really doubt it. For Home Sharing it’s the iTunes piece on the Mac/PC doing the advertising/broadcasting. If it has any effect on your X at all, I doubt it will be noticeable. With that said, if you’re not using it and have no plans to use it, no harm in switching it off.
 

Benz63amg

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Ok thanks for the info guys, I just logged out of Home Sharing on my iPhone as i don't plan on using it
 
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