Apple reminds developers to enable Family Sharing for their subscriptions

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What you need to know

  • Apple has published a post to the developer website highlighting Family Sharing in subscriptions.
  • Family Sharing allows up to six family members to use the same in-app subscriptions.

Apple has published a page on its developer website reminding everyone about Family Sharing and subscriptions while outlining how to enable the feature.

Allowing Family Sharing for App Store subscriptions allows up to six family members to share an app's in-app subscription among themselves and it's a great addition. Apple is now reminding developers of the ability to enable Family Sharing in a post on the developer website alongside instructions on what they need to do to get everything up and running.

Family Sharing helps people share access to eligible auto-renewable subscriptions with up to five iCloud family members across their Apple devices. You can enable Family Sharing for your subscriptions to grow your subscription business, encourage paid memberships, and improve subscriber retention. Learn how you can set up Family Sharing for your subscriptions and discover some of the benefits of opting into this feature.

App Store Family Sharing Subs

App Store Family Sharing Subs (Image credit: Apple)

The same post on Apple's website also goes into detail about how developers can highlight their Family Sharing-enabled subscriptions including how to promote the feature before a purchase is made.

When crafting a signup screen for your subscription, we recommend highlighting that Family Sharing is an included benefit. If you offer multiple subscription options including a higher-priced option that includes Family Sharing, consider noting this on your signup screen along with the incremental cost increase, so customers can distinguish their options.

Developers can read the whole post on Apple's website right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.