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How to use Shared with you on iPhone and iPad



How to use Shared with you on iPhone and iPad


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When people send you content, whether it’s images through Messages or a link to a new podcast, it was hard to find that content later. In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple created a Shared With You feature that makes it easy to find content that people have sent you.

In iOS 15, content shared with you will be integrated directly into your existing iPhone apps like Messages, Podcasts, Safari, and more. Here’s how to use Shared With You on iPhone and iPad.

Table of Contents:

How to find content shared with you in Messages on iPhone and iPad

In Messages, you can now see all the content that contacts have sent you in the Messages app.

  • Launch Messages from your home screen.
  • Touch the conversation whose content you want to see Shared with you.

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  • Tap your contact icon at the top of the screen.
  • Scroll down to see the content they’ve shared with you.

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  • Here you will see photos, links and even documents that the contact has sent you.

    How to find content shared with you in podcasts on iPhone and iPad

    If someone sends you a link to a podcast in Messages, you can find it in Messages or even watch it right in the Podcasts app.

  • Launch **Podcasts* from your home screen.
  • Scroll down to find the Shared with you section.

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  • That way, all the podcasts that people have shared with you should be there for you to listen to.

    How to find content shared with you in photos on iPhone and iPad

    Photos that people share with you can also be directly accessed in the Photos app.

  • Launch Photos from your home screen.
  • Tap the For You tab.
  • Scroll down to the Shared with you section.

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  • How to find content shared with you in the Apple TV app on iPhone and iPad

  • Launch the Apple TV app from your home screen.
  • Scroll down to the Shared with you section.

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  • You can easily play any content you see here by touching it.

    How to find content shared with you in Safari on iPhone and iPad

    You don’t have to go through your conversations in Messages to find the essential links that your friends and family have sent you; you can find them directly in Safari.

  • Launch Safari from your home screen.
  • Check the Shared with you section on the Safari home page.

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  • Thus, all the links shared with you are there for you.

    How to disable Shared with you on iPhone and iPad

    If you used Shared with You on your best iPhone, you may notice that photos sometimes end up on your phone in places you don’t want them, like your camera roll. If so, you can turn off Shared with you at any time in your settings.

  • Launch Settings from your home screen.
  • Tap Messages.
  • Tap Shared with you
  • Touch the Auto Share On/Off button. The switch turns gray when it is off.

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  • This will disable content shared with you in all apps. Alternatively, you can always choose which app you don’t want content shared with you to appear on the list.

    Do you want to share your Apple Watch activity?

    As you can see, it’s easy to see all that shared content that others send you. Sharing is caring, after all! And one of the best things about owning the best Apple Watch is challenging your friends to competitions to see who can close their rings the best. If that sounds awesome, here’s how to set up and use Activity Sharing on your Apple Watch.

    April 2022 Update: Added steps to disable Shared with you in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

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