Sharing apps on an iPhone can be done through Family Sharing, a feature provided by Apple that allows you to share your purchased apps, music, movies, and more with family members. Here’s how you can set up and use Family Sharing to share apps:

Set Up Family Sharing:

  1. Go to Settings:
    • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on [Your Name]:
    • If you’re using iOS 14 or later, you’ll find your name at the top of the Settings screen. In earlier iOS versions, look for “iCloud” and tap on it.
  3. Set Up Family Sharing:
    • Tap on “Set Up Family Sharing” or “Family Sharing.”
  4. Follow the On-Screen Instructions:
    • Follow the prompts to set up Family Sharing. You will be prompted to invite family members and configure sharing settings.

Share App Purchases:

  1. App Store Settings:
    • Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Your Profile Picture:
    • It’s usually located in the top right corner.
  3. Go to “Purchased”:
    • Choose “Purchased” to view a list of all apps you’ve purchased or downloaded.
  4. Select Family Member:
    • Tap on a family member’s name to see their purchases.
  5. Download Shared Apps:
    • Family members can download shared apps by going to the App Store, tapping on “Today,” then their profile picture, and selecting “Purchased.”


  • Not All Apps Are Shareable: Developers can choose whether their apps are eligible for Family Sharing. In some cases, an app may not be shareable due to the developer’s policies.
  • Payment Method Sharing: Family members can share a common payment method, making it easier to manage app purchases. However, the organizer (the person who set up Family Sharing) has control over certain settings, such as approving purchases made by family members.
  • Shared iCloud Storage: Family Sharing also includes shared iCloud storage, allowing family members to share photos, calendars, and other iCloud services.

Remove a Family Member:

If you need to remove a family member from Family Sharing:

  1. Settings:
    • Go to Settings > [Your Name] > Family Sharing.
  2. Tap on the Family Member’s Name:
    • Select the family member you want to remove.
  3. Remove [Name] from Family:
    • Tap on “Remove [Name] from Family” and confirm.

Remember, Family Sharing is designed to be used among family members with a shared Apple ID or separate Apple IDs linked through the Family Sharing feature. Ensure that your family members have their Apple IDs configured correctly for the best experience.

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