If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, adding family members to your account can make it more convenient and affordable for everyone involved. In this article, we will walk you through the simple steps to add family members to your Apple Music subscription, including how to set up different profiles and personalized playlists.

Why Add Family Members to Your Apple Music Subscription?

Adding family members to your Apple Music subscription offers a number of benefits:

  1. Convenience: With everyone on the same account, you can easily manage and share music with your family members without having to switch between different accounts.
  2. Cost-effectiveness: An Apple Music Family Plan allows up to six people to have their own Apple Music profiles, each with its own playlists and preferences, for a lower monthly cost than individual subscriptions.
  3. Personalized playlists: Each family member can create and share their own personalized playlists, making it easier for everyone to discover new music that they love.
  4. Shared music library: All family members have access to the same music library, making it easy to find and listen to your favorite songs together.

How to Add Family Members to Your Apple Music Subscription

Adding family members to your Apple Music subscription is a straightforward process that takes just a few minutes. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on "Family Sharing" and then tap on "Add Family Member."
  4. Enter the email address or phone number of the family member you want to add.
  5. If you’re adding a child under 13, you will need to create a parental control account for them.
  6. Once the family member has accepted your invitation, they will be able to access their own Apple Music profile and start creating personalized playlists.

How to Set Up Different Profiles

Once you have added family members to your Apple Music subscription, you can set up different profiles for each person. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on "Family Sharing" and then tap on the family member’s name you want to edit.

    4. Tap on “Edit Profile.”

  4. Make any necessary changes to the family member’s profile, such as adding a photo or changing their display name.

    6. Tap “Save Changes.”

How to Share Playlists and Music with Family Members

One of the best things about having family members on your Apple Music subscription is the ability to share playlists and music with them. Here are some ways to do that:

  1. To share a playlist with a family member, simply go to the "Playlists" tab in the Apple Music app and tap on the playlist you want to share. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner and select "Share Playlist." Enter the email address or phone number of the family member you want to share it with.
  2. To share a song with a family member, simply open the song in the Apple Music app and tap on the three dots in the top right corner. Select "Share Song" and enter the email address or phone number of the family member you want to share it with.
  3. If you have created a personalized playlist for a specific family member, they will be able to see that playlist when they log into their own Apple Music profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens if a family member wants to leave the account?
A: The family member will need to contact Apple Support to remove their profile from the account. You will need to pay for any remaining time on their subscription before they are removed.

Q: Can you have more than six family members on an Apple Music subscription?
A: Yes, it is possible to have up to six family members on an Apple Music Family Plan. If you want to add more than six family members, you will need to switch to an individual subscription for each person.

Q: How do I create a parental control account for a child under 13?
A: To create a parental control account for a child under 13, go to the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad and tap on "Family Sharing." Tap on "Add Family Member" and enter the email address or phone number of the child.

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