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Question: Want to leave unauthorised family sharing

Someone has added me to their family sharing and used my Apple ID to make purchases. I have cancelled the purchases and been refunded. I want to leave the family sharing as I can't now update my apps as their payment details are incorrect.

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Posted on Apr 6, 2018 6:10 AM

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Apr 6, 2018 6:12 AM in response to eldodgerino In response to eldodgerino

One possibility is somebody has determined your Apple ID password and has logged in and set up Family Sharing on your account so they can download anything you purchase. You need to:


Change your Apple ID password - https://appleid.apple.com/


Leave Family Sharing - http://support.apple.com/HT20108



Set up two factor authentication:

Two-factor authentication for Apple ID - https://support.apple.com/HT204915 - "Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Apple ID designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password." Uses a "trusted" device to receive a passcode to verify adding a device.


In general:


If you think your Apple ID has been compromised - https://support.apple.com/HT204145


If you have problems:


Contact Apple for help with Apple ID account security - https://support.apple.com/HT204169 "This article provides country-specific Apple Support contact information for customers seeking help with their Apple ID password or other security-related issues." Better for directly reporting an issue.

Apr 6, 2018 6:12 AM

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Apr 10, 2018 1:51 PM in response to eldodgerino In response to eldodgerino

Thanks for the feedback. I had reported this issue to the hosts because others were reporting it too. The hosts passed it upstairs, but sometimes reporting is a one-way means of communication. 😐 it is nice to be able to tell new people posting with the issue that Apple is working on it. 🙂

Apr 10, 2018 1:51 PM

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