iCloud Family Sharing for storage is available now with iOS 11

A few months back, I wrote about my decision to upgrade iCloud storage, upload my entire photo library and the newly announced family sharing feature for iCloud storage.  With the launch of iOS 11 this week, the family sharing for storage is now available.  Setup is simple – Apple has a great document that walks you through enrolling and setting up all Family Sharing, including storage.

One great thing is that your family members can opt-in to use shared iCloud Storage or keep their own storage plan.  This means for your young children, it may make sense for them to share, but your selfie-obsessed wife might need to keep her own plan, depending on how much storage you use.  The great thing is it is not an all-or-nothing situation.

iOS 11 also introduced new options to turn on & off individual family sharing features and control them in this area of Settings – Purchases in the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud Storage and Location Sharing.

Check out all of the Family Sharing features over at apple.com.

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Philip is a IT solutions engineer working for AmWINS Group, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm in Charlotte, NC. With a focus on data center technologies, he has built a career helping his customers and his employers deploy better IT solutions to solve their problems. Philip holds certifications in VMware and Microsoft technologies and he is a technical jack of all trades that is passionate about IT infrastructure and all things Apple. He's a part-time blogger and author here at Techazine.com.

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