Some questions on "Family Sharing"

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by OceanFrog, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    Hi all

    I have an iPhone 6 64gb and my wife has a 5S 16gb and an iPad air. We both take a lot of pics but she is beginning to run out of space. Is there a way to set up family sharing so that her pics go into a shared album but mine dont?

    Also, if I set up family sharing will she be able to download all my previously purchased apps for free?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. BBDDVV macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2014
    About her downloading your previously purchased apps for free: yes, Family Sharing allows exactly that :)

    About sharing storage space: as far as I know, Family Sharing as such won't help her gaining storage space. She has her 5Gb, you have yours.
    If her pictures use less than 5Gb (minus backups), she 'could' use iCloud Photo Library storing the full resolution pictures/videos in iCloud in combination with the setting 'Optimized iPhone Storage' on her phone which greatly reduces the amount of storage space the pictures use on her phone.

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