How to Designate a Second Adult to Approve Kids' Purchases in Family Sharing

How to Designate a Second Adult to Approve Kids' Purchases in Family Sharing
With the addition of Family Sharing came the ability for family members with separate Apple IDs to share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases made using the same credit card. It also made it easy for parents to approve or deny a child's purchases. As long as Ask to Buy is enabled for the children in the Family Sharing Group, the parent, dubbed the Family Organizer, has total approval power over children's App Store and iTunes purchases (Ask to Buy can't be enabled for adult family members.) The Organizer can also designate a second adult to approve kids' purchases. 

Open Settings. Scroll down and tap iCloud.
  

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Select Family and then tap the name of the second family member you want to give purchase approval power.
  

Slide the circle right, turning on Parent/Guardian. 

To make sure you have Ask to Buy enabled for your children, return to the Family menu and select the child. If it is not already enabled, swipe to the right to toggle on Ask to Buy and all purchases made by that child will require the approval of one of the designated parents.

  

 

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