Step-by-Step Guide to Use iOS 15 Shared with You

It used to be a headache to find anything sent to you by others and it is the reason why Apple developed the “Shared with You” feature. But how to use Shared with You on iOS 15? This discussion has been on the rise since the release of iOS 15. Many iPhone users have been attracted by its convenience as it is intended to make it easier to review items sent to them in Messages by friends and family, such as articles. Also, it improves Apple Messages' connection with other apps like Apple Photos, Music, and News (even Apple TV), all of which will have their own "Shared with You" area.

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Part 1. What is Shared with You on iOS 15?

“Shared with You” is the best thought of as an Apple Messages feature that adds a new iOS 15 Shared with You area to the Apple Photos, Apple Music, Apple News, Safari, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps. Any content shared with you in Messages will appear under "Shared with You" in these Apple apps for quick access.

Part 2. How to Enable Shared with You on iOS 15?

As it is a new feature, many users don’t know where is Shared with You in iOS 15 and how to enable it. Follow the steps to enable Shared with You on iOS 15 feature:

  1. 1. Open your iPhone's “Settings” app.
  2. 2. Scroll down and pick “Messages”.
  3. 3. Tap on “Shared with You”.
  4. 4. Turn on automatic sharing.

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Other options for fine-tuning what is and isn't shared with you can be found in this area of Settings. For the time being, though, simply turning it on is sufficient. 

Part 3. How to use Shared with You on Photos/News/Safari/Podcasts/TV?

If a friend sends you a photo, article, podcast, playlist, site, or movie in Messages, you will see that content appear in the "Shared with You" sections of your Apple apps.

1. How to Use Shared with You on Photos?

When someone sends you a picture via iMessage, it’ll automatically appear within the Photos app "For You" tab. From this part, you can save it to your “Photo collection” directly.

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2. How to Use Shared with You on News?

There is a Shared with You area under the "Top Stories" part of the "Today" tab of the Apple News app. Remove Share, Save Story, Copy Link, and Reply are just a few of the options available by tapping the three dots underneath every shared story. 

3. How to Use Shared with You on Music?

For the Music, you need to tap the "Listen Now" tab. You should see a category named "Shared with You". It's all in there.

4. How to Use Shared with You on Safari?

On the "Start Page", open a new browser tab and navigate past your “Favorites”. You can alter the order and content of the “Start Page” in Shared with You iOS 15 Safari by scrolling down to the bottom and tapping "Edit". So, you may disable "Shared with You" in this app.

5. How to use Shared with You on Podcasts?

Scroll down until you see "Shared with You" under the "Listen Now" tab.

6. How to Use Shared with You on TV

You'll discover “Shared with You” on the “Watch Now” tab, though you may have to scroll down a little.

Part 4. FAQs about iOS 15 Share with You

1. How to turn off “Shared with You” in macOS Monterey?

Because Shared with You is a Messages feature, its settings and preferences are similarly tied to the Messages app.
  1. 1. On your Mac, open the Messages app.
  2. 2. Select "Preferences" from the "Messages" title in the "Menu" Bar at the top.
  3. 3. Select the tab named "Shared with You".
  4. 4. Turn off the computer by clicking "Turn Off". Individual apps can also be disabled from "Shared with You" by unticking them from the list below.

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2. How to fix iOS 15 Shared with You not working?

Some iOS 15 users reported that they could not see photos that their friends sent to them via iMessages in the “For You” file or they could only see several photos but actually there should be hundreds of photos. That is to say, iOS 15 Shared with You is not working in their iDevices. Below are some fixes.

1. Restart Your device

Take iPhone 13, X, 11, or 12 as an example:

  1. 1. Press and hold the "Power" button (located on the iPhone's side), then press and hold either of the "Volume" buttons while continuing to hold the "Power" button. A slider should pop up on the screen after a few seconds.
  2. 2. Hold down the "Power" and "Volume" buttons at the same time to restart iPhone.
  3. 3. Move the slider to the right all the way. It's time to turn off your phone.
  4. 4. Wait a few moments for the device to shut down completely. Then, until the Apple logo displays, press and hold the "Power" button. After that, the phone should restart normally.

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2. Reopen Safari/Photos/Music/News/TV/Podcasts 

If an app isn't responding, you can close it and reopen it to see if the problem is resolved.

  1. 1. To close the app, open the "App Switcher", swipe right to find it, and then slide up.
  2. 2. Go to the "Home Screen" (or App Library) and press the app to reopen it.

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