The very first app of its kind! How many times have you met someone at a family event that you knew you were related to but did not know exactly what that relationship was called?

Whether you’re at a wedding, holiday party, family reunion, or any other type of family event, the chance that you will meet someone you are related to is extremely likely.

“How Are We Related” can now be answered quickly and easily in this very user-friendly app! All you need to do is to think of a relative you know you have in common and How Are We Related will do the rest!

What’s New

Version 2.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

We hope that you are enjoying How Are We Related! This update includes a minor bug fix. Thank you for using our app!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

Djbabb ,

Great...but not quite awesome...yet

This app was exactly what I was looking for; however, my use is limited due to crashes. If the input is too complex, the app crash. I also noticed that I could not calculate anything past great grandfather. I gave this app 3 stars for those limits. Once/if the problem is fixed, the app is easily a 5 star

Howdydooit ,

This is kind of genius...

I'm often at a family event where we get seated at a table with someone related that we don't know. The way it works is that you fill in 2 blanks, such as 1) "if my X" is 2) "your Y" then hit submit and it shows you how you are related. It would be great if that's all it did, but since I sometimes don't even know that much, it's even better than that. For "X" I put in "mother's uncle's grandson" and it immediately reduces that down to "second cousin." Sometimes, that's all I want to know. If that is the other person's nephew "Y," it tells me that person is my first cousin once removed. That sounds counter intuitive somehow, but it works! Now I can imagine being at a wedding, and someone I meet says "how are we related?" And everybody whips out their phones... lol

SKN5 ,

Could be a fantastic program

I tried this app today for the first time. I have a new cousin and we connect through my gg grandfather. After gg grandfather’s daughter failed, I typed out the words great great grandfather’s daughter. It told me that was an invalid entry. At the moment the creator obviously hasn’t through about the people you are likely to meet. What with DNA connecting us with 5th and 6th cousins this could be a fantastic program. However at the basic level the app is at now, many people can figure that one out themselves.

Some developers read their reviews, some don’t. To make sure they get the message, go to the developers website (usually shown in the app info) and leave a message there. I just did.

App Privacy

The developer, Jack Gruber, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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