Yet another Family Sharing question
I know MGG has discussed Family Sharing conundrums in the past, but here's a new one. Say my child has been on my Family Sharing for several years. Now they're ready to go off on their own so they set up a new iCloud/iTunes account and re-download/re-purchase all their apps.
What about their data? Will re-purchasing require deleting the old app first? If so, will they lose their data? Or does Apple have a way to break off a family member into an independent account that lets them continue on without any data loss?
When I moved my kids into family sharing they didn’t lose data from apps they already had so I assume the reverse would be true,
You could test it by setting up a new account to add to family .
@sbedford is right about this. You should be able to just remove that child-now-adult's account from your family share and they'll be on their own, retaining full access to all the apps they've previously downloaded as part of the family.