How do I get Apple Music to work after joining a family?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To get Apple Music to work after joining a family, you will need to set up Family Sharing and ensure that you have the necessary settings enabled. Here are the steps:

1. Open the Apple Music app on your device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the App Store.

2. Sign in to Apple Music using the Apple ID that you used to join the family sharing group. This should be the same Apple ID that you confirmed when setting up Family Sharing.

3. Once you are signed in, you should have access to the full Apple Music library, including all the songs, playlists, and features that come with your subscription.

4. If you are unable to access Apple Music or encounter any issues, check the following settings:

A. Confirm that you are still a member of the family sharing group. Go to Settings on your device, tap on your name at the top, and then select Family Sharing. Make sure that your Apple ID is listed as a member of the group.

B. Ensure that the Share My Purchases option is enabled. To do this, go to Settings, tap on your name, then select Family Sharing. Tap on your name again under Family Members, and make sure the Share My Purchases option is turned on.

C. Verify that you have an active Apple Music subscription. Open the App Store app, tap on your profile picture or the icon in the top right corner, and select Subscriptions. If you don’t see Apple Music listed, it means you don’t have an active subscription. You may need to join or rejoin the family sharing group to access Apple Music.

D. Check your internet connection. Make sure you have a stable internet connection, as Apple Music requires an internet connection to stream and access your library.

E. Restart your device. Sometimes, simply restarting your device can resolve temporary issues or glitches that may be affecting Apple Music.

If you have followed these steps and are still experiencing difficulties with Apple Music, you may need to contact Apple Support for further assistance. They can help troubleshoot any specific issues you are facing and provide personalized guidance.

Personal Experience:
I recently joined a family sharing group and had to set up Apple Music on my device. The process was fairly straightforward, but I did encounter a small issue where my Apple Music subscription did not show up initially. However, after rejoining the family sharing group and ensuring that Share My Purchases was enabled, I was able to access Apple Music without any problems.