This article will look at how you can set up a family account to allow multiple family members to use Logic Pro at once.
We will also look at how you can use Logic Pro on multiple devices simultaneously without Family Sharing, and we will cover the pros/cons of both options.
Logic can be family shared and then downloaded and used on multiple devices. This process to set this up is rather quick and simple.
How to set up Family Sharing (On macOS Ventura or later)
- On the Apple ID account with Logic Pro, open the Apple menu by selecting the Apple logo in the top left of the menu bar
- Select system settings.
- Then Select ‘Family‘
- Then click ‘Set Up Family.’
- Then you’ll be presented with onscreen instructions that will guide you on how to set up your family and invite your family members.
- Once you’ve set up your family, you can invite people.
Now that you’ve set up the family, you can invite members.
- First, ensure you know the details of the Apple ID Accounts you’d like to add to your family.
- Then, on the same account you set up the family, you want to open the Apple Menu and select ‘System Settings‘.
- Then select family and select ‘Add Member‘. You’ll then be presented with onscreen instructions to guide you in inviting members.
Now that the invite has been sent, you or whomever it has been sent to will need to accept it to join the family and access Logic Pro.
- On the different devices with different Apple IDs, Open the Apple Menu and select ‘System Settings’.
- Then Click ‘Family’, and you should be presented with an onscreen guide showing you how to accept the invitation.
- Follow the onscreen guide and accept the invitation.
- You should now be in the family.
If you can’t see the invitation, check if you have joined a family with your Apple ID on a different device.
If you are having trouble joining the family, it’s important to note that you can only be a member of one Apple family at a time and change family groups once per year.
Now that you’re in the family, you can download Logic Pro.
- Open the App Store on the device you want to download Logic Pro.
- Select your Profile Picture/Username to open your Account Tab
- Then select Purchased to open the window of all Applications purchased on both your account and your family’s accounts.
- Depending on your Mac OS, you may have to select the account that originally purchased Logic Pro from the Account Drop Down Menu, and then Logic Pro should appear.
- Locate Logic Pro and click Download.
Now you should have Logic Pro on multiple devices within your Apple Family.
How to use Logic Pro on multiple devices without Family Sharing
To use Logic Pro on multiple devices without Family Sharing is a simple process. You must have purchased Logic Pro on your apple ID and then signed into that same Apple ID on a different device.
- First, make sure you have purchased Logic Pro and downloaded it from the app store on your main device.
- Then, on your other devices, log into the Apple ID on which you purchased Logic pro.
- To do this, open the app store, navigate to the ‘Log In‘ section, and log in to your Apple ID.
- Then click on your account profile picture/username, and you will open the ‘Account Overview‘.
- The purchase section should be open, navigate to Logic Pro and click Download.
- You should now be able to use Logic Pro on multiple devices without setting up/joining an Apple Family.
Always use Family Sharing if multiple people want to use Logic Pro. Logging into the same Apple ID on multiple devices can mean people who aren’t you may have access to your important information.
However, if it’s only you that will be using these different devices, then this method is easier and simpler.
Family Sharing is a great way to save money when you have multiple family members who want to use logic pro on multiple devices simultaneously. Logic Pro costs $199.99, so if you have just one person who joins your family to use it, it will save them $199.99. Imagine if you use all your six slots (You and five other people), you could save up to $999.95 when using the Family Sharing option.
Now if it’s just you who will be using Logic Pro on multiple devices, logging in to the same apple ID on all your devices is a much simpler option. It is a faster option and saves you from creating multiple Apple IDs. However, as I previously mentioned allowing other people to use your Apple ID could leave you at risk of them accessing your private Data, so when sharing Logic Pro with other people on other devices, it’s always best to take the Family Share route.
Overall having both these options to share Logic Pro and use it on multiple devices is great; even if you’re using it to have two Logic Pro applications, for example, one your Mac Book and one Desktop, you’ll still be saving yourself $199.99, which is money that could be spent on some new plugins or towards some new hardware.
I’m a Music Producer and Sound Engineer from the UK. I have been working with music my whole life and I’m currently studying Music Production and Sound Engineering at university.