By defining With family that Apple offers us for with up to six members, we can share purchases, location, iCloud space, etc. As announced at WWDC20, we will now also be able to share individual subscriptions.
A subscription for six people
Until now, when an app offered us a subscription, it was linked to our Apple ID and no one else in our family could benefit from it. Now, with the arrival of family sharing subscriptions, the panorama is radically changing.
Remember that it is the developers who must intentionally access App Connect and activate the possibility of sharing a subscription. Once done, we can activate the corresponding option so that other family members can access the subscription. We are doing it:
- We open the app Settings on our iPhone or iPad.
- We play on our behalf.
- We entered Subscriptions.
- We touch the subscription we want to share.
- We activate Share with family.
It’s simple. If we also want to automatically share all the new subscriptions that we can make that offer this option, in the third step, we activate Share new subscriptions.
To take advantage of this feature, we need to use iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, and macOS Big Sur 11.0.1.
Without a doubt, a most interesting change that at some point will be accompanied by the possibility of sharing In-App purchases, as was also announced at WWDC20. For now, Apple has taken the first step with subscriptions, a step that will undoubtedly allow us to get the most out of the services.