Help with Apple Family Sharing please.

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We want to know please...
Husband has iTunes. We all share same id account as husband. We want to do Family Sharing instead.
Will daughter lose her Garage Band data/info/songs/her creations and other app data on her iPad if we use Family Sharing?

Does anyone here know the answer, pretty please?!

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  • another_casualtyanother_casualty Forumite
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    I’ve done family sharing with a brother who had a different email account. That was fine . However( I could be wrong ) , I think if you all have the same Apple ID then yes your daughters GarageBand stuff would be lost . There are 2 things I’ve thought of that may save the day: 1) get your daughter to open up a seperates email address to your husband . Then add that account to your husbands user I d .
    2) get your daughter to store her GarageBand recordings on either a Dropbox account or an external hard drive .

    Somebody else should be here shortly :)
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    edited 31 October 2017 at 6:08PM
    I’ve done family sharing with a brother who had a different email account. That was fine . However( I could be wrong ) , I think if you all have the same Apple ID then yes your daughters GarageBand stuff would be lost . There are 2 things I’ve thought of that may save the day: 1) get your daughter to open up a seperates email address to your husband . Then add that account to your husbands user I d .
    2) get your daughter to store her GarageBand recordings on either a Dropbox account or an external hard drive .

    Somebody else should be here shortly :)

    Thank you for that idea!

    Any idea that, if they were put on an external hard drive or Dropbox, that they could be restored to GarageBand after on her own account?

    What do you think?
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    Have I posted this in the correct forum?
    Or do you know of a 'better' one?
    Thanks
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  • There are two types of Apple “accounts”, you can share either.

    There is the App Store, which if you use the same ID means you don’t need to pay separately for each user in the family.

    Then there is your iCloud which can cause problems if shared, my OH and myself have a common App Store setting and individual iCloud settings. Sharing iCloud is “OK” if it’s for your personal devices, but mixes up phone contacts and images if used by other members of the family.

    We don’t buy from iTunes, only occasional Apps.

    Hope this helps a little
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    Have I posted this in the correct forum?
    Or do you know of a 'better' one?
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    Yes , you’ve posted in the correct forum :)

    There is one other thing that you could do.
    You could go on the Apple page and ask the same question on their contact support page .

    When sending stuff from GarageBand , there may be an option to send to iTunes . This means it will go into your iTunes library.
    You may be able to edit it later . Not 100% tho
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