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How to use calendars with Family Sharing

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One of the biggest headaches for many families is coordinating schedules. From soccer practice to ballet recitals to a night out without the kids, Family Sharing can also help ensure everyone is where they need to be, when they need to be there.

Of course, it is necessary to activate family sharing before having access to a family calendar. You can also ask a family member to add you to an existing Family Sharing account if someone else manages the family calendar. Once you turn on Family Sharing, a shared calendar is automatically created for you. All you have to do is start using it!

How to use Family Sharing with the Calendar app

  1. Launch it Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad once you’ve already turned on and set up Family Sharing.
  2. To create a New event or tap an existing one you want to appear on the family calendar.
  3. Press on Schedule.
  4. Choose the labeled calendar Family.
  5. Fill in your event and press Add at the top right of your screen.

    Use Family Sharing on Calendar: Tap Calendar, tap Family, tap Add after filling in your eventSource: iMore

Everyone in your Family Sharing group will see anything added to the family calendar through the Calendar app. They will also receive all event-related notifications so everyone can know who needs to be where and when. Be sure to complete the alerts section when you create the event if you want family members to receive alerts.

Remember to pay attention to the calendar you use. For your personal appointments and events, you can add them to your own calendar so that your whole family does not receive reminders.

Get organized

Organizing your family will be a breeze with Family Sharing. No more excuses kids! Now everyone will be okay with the family plan on their best iPhone or iPad.

Updated April 2022: Everything is up to date for the latest version of iOS.