How to Enable Ask to Buy in Family Sharing on Mac: macOS Monterey/ Big Sur/Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra and Earlier

Last Updated on Aug 9, 2021

Like to know tip on family sharing, how to enable ask to buy in family sharing on Mac OS X. Apple’s Family Sharing is a great feature and might almost users are well known about that but you want to full functionality and set up or join a Family sharing group then you’ve to required iOS and Mac compulsory.

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Let’s talk a little about family sharing through you can share your purchased app alongside your group. But only 1 organizer in a group and that controls the whole group likely give permission to buy the app and more. You can use ask to buy enable the function for under 18-year members in your family group. Even Ask to buy is default enable for any children in less than 13 Age. But while you’ll be asked if you want to enable Ask to Buy to invite anyone under 18 to your family group. And read here if you disable Ask to buy for a family member after they turn 18,* you can’t turn it again.

But here you can know how to Enable ask to buy in family sharing on mac.

Steps to Turn on Enable Ask to Buy in family sharing on Mac

Step for MacOS Monterey

  1. Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu. > Click on the System Preferences.System Preferences on Mac
  2. Click on Family Sharing.family-sharing-on-mac-system-preferences
  3. Last Option is Ask to Buy.
  4. Enable Ask to Buy for your Family Member on Mac using the Checkbox appar next to the name.ask-to-buy-in-family-sharing-on-mac
  5. That’s it.

Steps for macOS Catalina and Later macOS

  1. Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac Menu.
System Preferences option on Mac
System Preferences option on Mac
  • Next, click on System Preferences option.
  • Then, Click on Family Sharing.
  • Family Sharing Option on Mac System Preferences
    Family Sharing Option on Mac System Preferences
  • Next, Select Family from the side panel and See all the Family Members on Another panel.
  • See all Family Members on Mac under Family Sharing
    See all Family Members on Mac under Family Sharing
  • Click on Details option and Here’s the option for Turn on/ Turn off Ask to Buy for purchase. After that require a parent to approve all purchases of apple service initiated by Jos/ including music, Movies, TV Shoes, Books and Apps.
  • Enable Ask to buy on Mac from Family Sharing
    Enable Ask to buy on Mac from Family Sharing

    Step for macOS Mojave and Earlier MacOS

    Step 1. Go to the Apple Menu, Appear at the top-left side menu bar on your MacBook

    Apple OS X Yosemite apple menu screen

    Step 2. Choose System Preferences

    How to Enable ask to buy in family sharing on Mac OS X Yosemite

    Step 3. Now click on iCloud option

    Step 4. Then next Click Manage Family and select your family member’s name

    Step 5. In the last select Ask to Buy.

    That’s it.

    If Ask to buy enabled for your account then you can’t initiate purchases for given below listed items.

    • iTunes Match, iTunes Gift, iTunes Allowance, in-App purchases on Apple TV, mixes playlist and Donations.

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