In addition to new hardware like iPhone and Apple TV, we discuss features we hope will be addressed in the upcoming September 12th Apple Special Event. Family Sharing for iCloud service in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra is our focus in this discussion. If you’re considering making the switch from a shared Apple ID to a Family Sharing plan, have a listen! Full show notes are on our website InTouchwithiOS.com
Refer to Apple’s System requirements for iCloud (Published: July 17, 2017) and see if they update it after September 12th.
There is a lot to consider if you plan on setting up a Family Sharing account, with or without iCloud storage plans.
Which Apple ID should be used for the “Organizer” role? iCloud: View and change Family Sharing settings will help you understand what the Organizer can see and do.
You may need to modify your child’s birthdate if you used an age older than thirteen and feel you may now benefit from Apple’s parental control abilities.
What happens if the family “Organizer” dies or loses access to the Apple ID or account? This may be a good time to follow Apple Communities Discussion on Family Sharing.
• Resources: iCloud in iOS 11 FAQ: Everything you need to know! — iMore List of iOS 11 Compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Models — MacRumors Adoption Rates for iOS — Apple iOS 11 is compatible with these devices — Apple What types of content can I share with Family Sharing? — Apple Giving a Kid an iPhone or iPod touch? Do This First. — Lifewire How to Stop and Turn Off Family Sharing — Lifewire
• Apps: Get ready for iOS 11 with iMazing before you upgrade. Use it to back up or archive your text messages. Take iMazing Mini for a spin.
There is a lot to consider and making a visual mind map may help. MindNode 2 for macOS is ON SALE for $19.99 US and MindNode 4 for iOS is $9.99 US. They synchronize across your devices so you can start your ideas on your Mac and tweak them on your iPhone or iPad. There is even an Apple Watch version! Learn more about MindNode here.
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