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Mac Family Sharing Icon - A Rocket Yard Guide

Guide to Family Sharing: Managing Sharing Options

In part one of our Guide to Family Sharing, we learned how to set up the service. In part two of our Guide to Family Sharing, we’ll take a look at how to share various purchases and subscriptions, and make use of shared Photos and iCloud storage!

Mac Family Sharing Icon - A Rocket Yard Guide

Guide to Family Sharing: How to Set It Up

Family Sharing is one of the many perks of owning an Apple product: the ability to allow up to six family members to share purchases made in the iTunes/Music Store, App Store, and Books Store, as well as share subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV, and Apple Arcade. You can also share the storage space provided by an iCloud storage plan. In this Rocket Yard guide, we’ll explore how to set up Family Sharing on your Mac. Family Sharing works across all Apple devices, allowing you to use a Mac or iOS device to set up and manage Family Sharing, but this guide will concentrate on the process for a Mac.

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How to Make the iTunes Store Icon Appear in the macOS Catalina Music App

With macOS Catalina, music, videos, podcasts, and audiobooks are organized into their own dedicated apps — named, appropriately enough, Music, TV, and Podcasts, and Apple Books. You can also access your iTunes Store purchases in the appropriate apps. However, when you open Apple Music, you won’t see a link to the iTunes Store. Why? Perhaps Apple prefers you to subscribe to Apple Music instead of buying songs and albums. Who knows how the tech giant thinks? However, you can make the iTunes Store icon magically reappear. Here’s how:

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How to Make Your iPhone and iPad Appear in the macOS Catalina Finder

With macOS Catalina, Apple broke up the iTunes app into three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts. Previously, you could connect iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches to your Mac and their icons would appear in iTunes. No longer. Now that — as well as syncing — is handled entirely in the Finder. To manage your iOS or iPad device in macOS Catalina, here's what you do...

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The Apple TV App: New, Improved, and On Its Own

If you’ve been wondering about the breakup of iTunes in macOS Catalina into separate apps, each designed for a specific media type, we want you to know you don’t have too much to worry about. The new apps – Music, Podcasts, and...

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