How to share Apple Music with/without Family Sharing?

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December 6, 2023

With Apple Music Family subscription and Family Sharing, up to six members in your family can enjoy unlimited access to Apple Music on their devices with their own Apple ID. Each member of an Apple Music family subscription can stream millions of songs from the Apple Music catalog.

Already subscribe to Apple Music? Learn how to change to a family subscription.

What is Family Sharing?

Family Sharing lets you and up to five other family members share access to Apple services, purchases, an iCloud storage plan, and more. You can even help locate each other’s missing devices.

One adult family member—the organizer—invites other family members to participate. When family members join, Family Sharing is set up on everyone’s devices automatically. The group then chooses which services and features they want to use and share.

This article will explain how to share Apple Music with/without Family Sharing.

Part 1 How to Share Apple Music with Family Sharing

The family organizer can easily invite family members who have an Apple ID or create an Apple ID for a child who doesn’t have one yet.

Step 1. How to add a member to a Family Sharing?

On iOS 16 or later

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing.
  2. Tap the blue add icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap Invite Others, then follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. You can send the invitation using AirDrop, Messages, or Mail. If you’re near the family member, you can also tap Invite in Person and ask the family member to enter their Apple ID and password on your device.

On  iOS 15 or earlier

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing.
  2. Tap Add Member.
  3. Tap Invite People. If your child doesn’t have an Apple ID, tap Create an Account for a Child.
  4. You can send invitations by AirDrop, Messages, Mail, Invite in Person and more.
  5. If you choose Invite in Person, family members can enter their Apple ID password on your device to accept the invitation.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions.

On macOS Ventura 13 and later

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Settings, then click Family in the sidebar. If you don’t see Family, set up Family Sharing first.
  2. Click Add Member on the right and follow the instructions.

On macOS Monterey 12 and earlier

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Family Sharing , then select Family Sharing in the sidebar.
  2. Click the Add button and follow the instructions.

Step 2. How to join a family group

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Invitations.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

On your Mac

  1. Click the invitation you received from the family organizer using Mail, Messages, or AirDrop.
  2. Click Join Family.

How to delete a member from Family Sharing on iPhone?

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Family Sharing.
  3. Tap the member you want to remove.
  4. Tap Remove from Your Family.

How to change to Apple Music Family subscription on iPhone?

  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Tap your name, then tap Subscriptions.
  3. Tap Apple Music.
  4. Tap See All Plans, then select Family.

Extra Tips: How to get Apple Music Family Plan free trial?

Apple Music offer one month free trial on all plans for new users. If you are new to Apple Music, visit, click Try 1 month free, sign in or create an account, choose Family plan and follow on-screen instructions.

How to get longer Apple Music family free trial?

Brazil new and winback Apple Music subscribers can get up to 3 months free for Apple Music Family plan, R$ 34,90/month thereafter unless cancelled. Click here for the details. If you don’t live in Brazil, it’s hard to get this 3 month free trial, as it requires CPF/CNPJ(A CPF is an individual taxpayer identification number given to people living in Brazil, both native Brazilians and resident aliens, who pay taxes.).

How to pay less for Apple Music Family plan?

Verizon Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Welcome users can get an Apple Music Family subscription for $10/month, saving $6.99/month. You can choose this perk when you select Unlimited Plus and/or Unlimited Welcome. Or when you have Unlimited Plus and/or Unlimited Welcome, you can add the perk later anytime in My Verizon. For step-by-step perk enrollment instructions visit: My Verizon App – Manage Perks or My Verizon Website – Manage Perks.

Part 2 How to share Apple Music without Family Sharing?

Family Sharing is the only way to share Apple Music family subscription with your family. When your family sets up purchase sharing, all new Apple Books and App Store purchases will be billed to the organizer’s account. However, the drawback is that family members can’t access their balances in the iTunes store even they are adults and all purchases go through the credit card of the person who owns the family account. So many people ask how to share Apple music without family sharing.

Luckily, there’s still a solution: download Apple Music as local MP3 audio files and share them with your family using a USB drive, MP3 player, or other devices.

To make this possible, you’ll need a tool like Pazu Apple Music Converter. This software allows you to download Apple Music songs, audiobooks, M4P music, and podcasts to your computer’s local drive. Simply add the Apple Music tracks to the tool, and it will convert them into MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF formats at a 10X faster speed. If Apple Family Sharing isn’t working for you, this method provides an alternative way to share Apple Music with others.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click the gear icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3. After that, you can share Apple Music with your family members without Family Sharing.

convert Apple Music to MP3

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter

Download Apple Music to MP3, M4A, etc.