How to purchase apps and share them with family members

January 04, 2020


Mobile apps became part of our daily life and we can’t imagine our life without at least mobile phone. But there are many different types of devices and platforms so that sometimes it can become very confusing while downloading a new mobile app. In this article, we are going to explain in detail how you can purchase our applications Baby Monitor 3G and Dog Monitor for different devices and platforms and how to share the app with other family members, but this will work with most of the apps in AppStore or Google Play Store.

Platforms and Devices

First, it is necessary to explain what kind of platforms and devices exist. The most popular mobile operating systems are Android, iOS and for desktop/laptop it is Windows 10/11 and macOS.

If you are going to use our apps on Android devices, you can buy the app on Google Play. In case of iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) go to App Store and for macOS devices go to Mac App Store.

Both of our apps require two devices so you are probably wondering if you have to buy the license twice or not. It definitely doesn’t have to be purchased twice in case of devices running on the same market platform but for using two different platforms it is necessary to purchase licence for each of them. Unfortunately, there are no such tools that would allow us to transfer licenses for paid apps between App Store, Mac App Store and Google Play, but once you purchase the app, you can install it to all your current and even future devices associated with your account on that platform.

Sharing apps with your family

Would you like to share the app you bought with your husband/wife or kids? You can use the Family Sharing possibility. It works on both Android and Apple devices.

Android platform

With your Google Account, you can create a Family group and become the manager of that group, inviting up to 5 members. Google Play's Family Library feature allows you to share paid apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books from Google Play with up to five family members. The shared content can be accessed by all family members across their devices.

Sign up for Family Library

If you aren't part of a Family group, you must create one first.

  • Open the Google Play app
  • At the top right, tap the profile icon
  • Click on Settings > Family > Sign up for Family Library
  • Follow the instructions on screen to set up Family Library

Note: Everyone in your family needs to follow the instructions above to set up Family Library.

You can find more information on the Google website.

iOS and macOS platforms

With Apple ID up to 6 people can use the Family Sharing function and share their music, movies, TV shows, books, apps and it works in all countries.

1. Set up Family Sharing

iPhone or iPad

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap your name
  • Tap Family Sharing, then tap Set Up Your Family
  • Family Sharing is listed in the second section, below Find My
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your family and invite your family members

Mac with macOS Ventura or later

  • Choose Apple menu  > System Settings > click your name (Apple ID) > Family Sharing
  • After you click your Apple ID, Family Sharing is listed beneath Media & Purchases.
  • Click Set up Family (lower corner)
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your family and invite your family members.

Mac with macOS Monterey or earlier

  • Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Family Sharing
  • Confirm the Apple ID that you want to use for Family Sharing, and make sure that Share My Purchases is selected.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.

Need help? You can fing more information about setting up Family Sharing on the Apple website.

2. Turn on purchase sharing

iPhone or iPad

  • Open the Settings
  • Tap Family (if you don't see Family, tap your name, then Family Sharing).
  • Tap Purchase Sharing > Continue
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.

Mac with macOS Ventura or later

  • Choose Apple menu  > System Settings > Family
  • Click Purchase Sharing > your name > turn on Share My Purchases

Mac with macOS Monterey or earlier

  • Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Family Sharing > Purchase Sharing (in the sidebar)
  • Click Set Up Purchase Sharing and follow the onscreen instructions.

For more information about purchase sharing visit the Apple website.

3. Download apps and content that your family members purchased

iPhone or iPad

  • Open the App Store, tap your profile picture ( at the top of the screen), then tap Purchased.
  • Tap your family member's name to see their content.
  • To download an item, tap the Download button next to it.


  • Open the App Store, click your name (bottom corner). If you don't see your name, click the Sign In button , then click your name.
  • To see a family member's content, click your name next to Purchased by. Then choose a family member's name from the list that appears.
  • Download the app that you want.

Any issues? Here is the complete Apple guide.

Shared account

In case the Family Sharing is not working there is one option more. You can temporarily set your Google / Apple account on the family member device, download the app and set back the original account. The downside of this solution is, that you have enter the password the account that purchased the app whenever app updates.

On the Android platform you can use more Google accounts permanently, but be carefull with this – the device will have access not only to the app, but also to your contacts, emails etc.

New generation of baby and dog monitoring apps

In addition to our established and widely used Baby Monitor 3G and Dog Monitor applications, we also offer Bibino baby monitor and Barkio dog monitor. All of these apps provide excellent monitoring solutions, with the main difference being the way they are set up across different devices.

While Baby Monitor 3G and Dog Monitor operate perfectly within the family sharing settings of your devices, Bibino and Barkio offer a slightly different approach. You can download these apps for free and directly log into your account on each device you wish to use, bypassing the need for family sharing settings. This alternative setup option is designed to provide an additional layer of flexibility for users.

Please note that all of these apps are designed with the same core goal: to offer reliable, convenient monitoring solutions for your babies or pets. Choose the one that best fits your preferences and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our high-quality monitoring apps.

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