Creating an Apple ID
For current year 7 pupils we have created managed Apple IDs which give access to the essential iCloud services. However, these cannot be used to purchase apps. All apps essential for school working will either be installed automatically or available through our internal App Portal.
If you do wish to allow your child to download or purchase additional apps you will need to create a personal Apple ID to use in the App Store. The following instructions will guide you through creating an Apple ID without the requirement of a credit card or other payment method.
Apple ID Setup Instructions
In order to set up an Apple ID without Debit/Credit Card Details for your son/daughter to use on their iPad, please see the following instructions. We recommend apple IDs are created using school email address as this makes it much easier for us to assist with any issues they may have.
Sign out the managed Apple ID
Go into the Settings App
Scroll down to the iTunes & App Store section
On the right hand side, tap the managed Apple ID
Tap Sign Out
Sign in with an existing apple ID
Once you sign out the manged Apple ID you will have the option to sign in. Simply enter your existing login details.
Create a new Apple ID
Open the App Store and locate a free app. You can identify these as they will say 'GET' next to them, rather than a purchase price. Tap Get on the app.
Select 'Create New Apple ID'
Enter an email address and password. We reccommend using your child's school email address so we can assist with any issues. The password must contain a combination of upper-case and lower case characters and at least one number or symbol. Toggle the switch to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Fill in the required information - you (the parent) should use your own details here, not those of your the child.
When asked to set up the payment method choose 'None'
Your child will receive a verification email. Email can be accessed through the Mail app on the iPad, or via the school website. Enter the code in the email and tap 'Verify'. Once verified the Apple ID is ready to use.