Jun 28, 2022
I cannot count the number of times I have said that the Apple ID serves as the hub of one's whole Apple experience. Depending on how you have things set up, it is an identifier that can be used across all shops and services and a tool that can be used to regain access to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad (or wipe them remotely if they have been lost or stolen). Through the use of forwarding and Family Sharing, your account is now as divided as it is possible. Everyone in the group can share purchases, there is no charge associated with using Family Sharing.
But a considerable number of individuals have embarked on this journey, which began many years ago and consisted of an individual adult member of the Family creating an Apple ID, then sharing it with a partner or spouse, and then extending it to their parents or children. You may have even created aliases to your Apple ID to use for email and to use as backup contact emails. You suddenly realize that you are all receiving the other person's texts and emails and that the situation is a complete and utter disaster.
However, the following is a collection of tactics that may be useful. Migrate email addresses not associated with Apple to their own Apple IDs. These Internet Protocol addresses do not end in iCloud.com, mac.com, or me.com. Because such lessons cannot be changed, Apple has essentially bound them to the primary Apple ID permanently.
Enable Family Sharing for the group of accounts so that everyone can continue to access and share media and applications across their respective accounts. As long as the Family Sharing group is not broken up and the same people are a part of it, this assures that nobody will lose access to anything they have purchased or are using.
Next, turn on file sharing with Family. Everyone in the group can share purchases, there is no charge associated with using Family Sharing. To activate Family Sharing in iOS and iPadOS, go to Settings >'' your account name >'' Set up Family Sharing >'' Get Started. Open the iCloud preference pane on macOS 10.14 Mohave or a previous version, and then select the Set up Family button. Launch the Sharing with Family window using macOS 10.15 Catalina or a later version. Create new Apple IDs for your children and any other individuals using email addresses currently connected with your existing Apple ID.
Consider this to be an illustration. Imagine that one of your children's names is Jesse Smythe and that you had an alias email address registered with your Apple ID account that was [email protected]. Their new iCloud email address may be found at Jessie [email protected].
When you establish new Apple IDs for users who previously shared your iCloud account with you, you may continue to use your old iCloud aliases if you set up a forwarding rule. Individuals have embarked on this journey, which began many years ago and consisted of an individual adult member of the Family creating an Apple ID, then sharing it with a partner or spouse, and then extending it to their parents or children. Through the use of forwarding and Family Sharing, your account is now as divided as it is possible to be without causing you to lose access to the email or transactions associated with each account.
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