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Okay, my Family Sharing saga continues. In my family, there's me and my wife, plus my elderly mom and my five kids. That's eight people. Family Sharing is limited to six people.

Am I simply stuck? What do I do for my other two children? Even if I kick my mom into her own account, I'm still one short. I know more than 4 kids is uncommon these days, but is it really that rare?

 
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Could you set up an account 

child.name@iCloud.com where name is your family name and have (some of) your kids hare that fo apps whilst still using there own iCloud accounts for email etc.

so, if I as doing it child.bedford@icloud.com

coukd even do 

olderchildren.bedford@icloud.com

youngerchildren.bedford@icloud.com

ir using restrictions. Then as younger children get to certain age move them to older... account.

Edited: 3 weeks  ago
 
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You are in a tough spot, no doubt about that.

Stephen's idea is a good one -- until the kids get to the point where they want their own Game Center accounts or music stations... And, of course, getting the adults to share an account isn't always the best solution.

I know it's a long-shot, but have you tried asking Apple? Even if all they can get you is the 1 additional child (2 parents + 5 kids), that would be better than what you've got now. Ask nicely, and if you don't get the answer you want, see if you can talk to a manager or someone responsible for customer satisfaction. Even if they continue to say no, you'll have let them know (as so many others have) that 6 isn't the right number for everyone in the real world. Who knows, they might have another idea for you, too.

 
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