Setting up and Managing Apple IDs

You will need to create an Apple ID in order to install Apps on to your iPads. These must be created in a specific way in order to allow no payment details to be added. Details on how to do this can be found below.

It is important to know that once an Apple ID has installed an App, or redeemed a Volume Purchasing Programme (VPP) code for an App, that App is then tied to that Apple ID. If the App requires an update it will request the password for the Apple ID that installed it. Therefore, do not use a personal Apple ID on any device that is not solely for your own use.

How you manage your Apple IDs will depend on the deployment model in your establishment.

Staff iPads
Each member of staff should create an individual ‘professional’ Apple ID linked to their school email address. Details of how to create this type of Apple ID are below.

Setting up an Apple ID without payment details (iPad)
Setting up an Apple ID without payment details (PC)
Changing the email address for an Apple ID

1:1 iPads for pupils over the age of 13
Pupils should create their own Apple ID and iCloud account following the guidelines here.

Pupil iPad Setup Doc

1:1 iPads for pupils under the age of 13
Pupils should share a generic Apple ID per year group or class. This should either be linked to a generic email address or the school admin email account. These details should be held centrally within your establishment and not remain with an individual member of staff. If using this method you must ensure that all iCloud functionality is turned off through a Meraki profile. Contact us for further details.

Class sets of iPads
These should all be managed by a central generic Apple ID. These details should be held centrally within your establishment and not by an individual member of staff. If using this method you must ensure that all iCloud functionality is turned off through a Meraki profile. Contact us for further details.

Please note it is perfectly acceptable for multiple iPads to be managed with a single Apple ID, as long as paid Apps are correctly managed and purchased through the Volume Purchasing Programme (VPP).

 

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