By Scotty Sells, Sells Consulting
Generally speaking, a child under the age of around 15 doesn’t really need additional iCloud storage space. They haven’t amassed a history of pictures yet, and they just don’t have all that important of an existence on their phones – although they would argue that point. But eventually they’ll grow out of the free 5 gig plan that Apple provides all users. This is where family sharing comes in. If your children are set up as family members (their AppleID has to be under the same credit card as your own) then you can share all kinds of things like movie, music, or app purchases as well as iCloud storage space. They’ll also more easily be able to complete phone backups to the cloud now that they’ll have more space. A 64 gig phone won’t backup to a 5 gig free plan but now they can eat into your space. Yay! Maybe you have a 200 gig plan or higher. On your phone, go to settings, iCloud, family sharing then at the bottom you’ll see the different services you can share with them. Select iCloud storage sharing and now they can live within your plan. First they took over your 30s. Then they took over your iCloud space. What will they want next? The car?
If you need assistance with family cloud sharing or other Apple related services, you can find me at sellsconsulting.com.
About Scotty Sells
Scotty Sells taught in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools for 15 years before moving to Apple. He then started his own consulting business working both in homes and businesses around Charlotte as well as remotely over the Internet. When he’s not sailing in Lake Norman or the Pamlico Sound, he tours the US playing steel drums for various groups. For more than 15 years Scotty has been helping both new and experienced users with technology as well as parenting best practices. For more info or to schedule a session you can visit www.sellsconsulting.com.