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What is Family Sharing and how can I add my son’s Scotch device?

Answered By: Brad Tyrrell
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2022 Views: 44

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Family Sharing  allows several Apple services to be available to up to 5 family members from a single Apple ID. This enables family members to have access to these services without having to formally register their own Apple ID (particularly useful for young family members).


Family Sharing  gives access to iTunes , Apple Books , an Apple Music  family plan, Photos  and additional storage . Family Sharing  also allows family members to request purchases through the AppStore  that can only be permitted by the owner of the primary Apple ID.

If you wish to allow Family Sharing  on your son's Scotch device, there is a processes that must be followed depending on the device and the sub-school in which your son is based. If the device is an iPad it will need to be unlocked by the Tech Centre. 


Email the Tech Centre to request that your son's device be added to your Family Sharing , and an appointment will be arranged with an ILT Integrator. For that appointment, you will need to:

  • Have set up Family Sharing  with your Apple ID and added family members to that account
  • Be accompanied by your son with his device (he will need to give us access)

 We will arrange for the device to be unlocked (if necessary) and take you through the process.