How to use Home Sharing on your iPhone

With the release of iOS 4.3, Apple’s home sharing for iPhone has been expanded.  Prior to this release, home sharing could only be used with PCs but now using your wi-fi network you are able to share your iTunes library with up to five devices, this includes your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well as Apple TV (2nd generation).

Setting up Home Sharing is simple using the step below.

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Difficulty Rating
  • medium
Things you'll need
  • iPhone (running iOS 4.3 or later)
  • iTunes (10.2 or later)
  • Wi-Fi Network
Tips & Warnings
  • Note: you must have iTunes 10.2 or later to set up Home Sharing.
  1. Open iTunes and click on the Advanced tab.
  2. Click on Turn on Home Sharing.
  3. Enter Apple ID and Password then click the Create Home Share button.
  4. Locate the device that you want to add Home Sharing to.
  5. On the device tap the Settings icon.
  6. On the Settings menu tap the iPod option.
  7. Enter your Apple ID and Password in the Home Sharing field.
  8. To access your iTunes library from your iPhone tap the iPod icon.
  9. From the iTunes menu tap More.
  10. From the More menu tap Shared.
  11. Tap the name of the iTunes library you want to access.



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  • Anonymous

     Thanks for the post and nice guide to use the iphone.

  • Ntracy27

    when i open the menu on my itunes on my iphone there is no “shared” tab, what to do?

    • guest

      you have to be connected to the wifi connection.

  • Raynardt

    when i open the menu in my music on my iphone there is no “shared” tab, i am on wifi as well. Any idea whats could be wrong

  • how do you get “shared” to come up? I cannot get mine connected.

    • I Think You Must Let Your ITunes Software Running On Your PC. Don’t Close It As The “Shared” Will Disappear If You Close ITunes 🙂

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