Apple highlights Apple Card Family with two new videos

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What you need to know

  • Apple has dropped two new how-to videos for Apple Card Family.
  • The video show users how to add a co-owner and how to add a participant.

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 14.6. The latest update to the iPhone software introduced Apple Card Family, Apple's newest feature for its credit card. In order to help users get started with Apple Card Family, Apple has dropped two new videos on how to add a co-owner and how to add a participant.

The first video shows users how to add a co-owner to Apple Card. The feature is great for spouses or partners who can build equal credit with the feature. Apple does note that, if both people already have an Apple Card, they'll have to wait until July before it is possible to merge their accounts.

Co-Ownership means you can share an Apple Card account with your spouse or partner and build credit equally.Coming July 2021: You will be able to invite another Apple Card owner to combine credit limits and form one co-owned account in an upcoming iOS release. Each co-owner is individually liable for all balances on the co-owned Apple Card including amounts due on the existing co-owner's account before the accounts are merged. Each co-owner will be reported to credit bureaus as an owner on the account. In addition, co-owners will have full visibility into all account activity and each co-owner is responsible for the other co-owner's instructions or requests. Co-ownership involves risk, including payment history and other information about your Apple Card, including negative items like missed payments. Addition of a new co-owner is subject to credit approval and general eligibility requirements. For Apple Card eligibility requirements, see support article HT209218. Either co-owner can close the account at any time which may negatively impact your credit and you will still be responsible for paying all balances on the account.

The other video shows users how to add a participant to a card. This feature allows parents to share Apple Card with their kids while setting parental controls on the card.

You can add iCloud Family members over 13 to your Apple Card and help teach responsible spending habits.

If you want to use Apple Card Family, you'll need to update to iOS 14.6.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.