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Establishing a VPP account to purchase iOS apps for multiple iOS devices

If your school or department is deploying iPod touch or iPad devices,1 there are several things that need to be taken into account as you get started. 

First and foremost it’s important to understand that if you are purchasing and syncing apps to multiple devices that are owned by a school or district department, you must purchase a license for that app for every device you intend to use that app on. How do you do that? Through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP).

To set up an account in the Volume Purchase Program Portal for the first time:

  1. See who has access to purchase apps for your school on this sheet or request access to your school’s account by completing this form . The person with access to the VPP store is called the “Program Facilitator” or PF.
  2. Once you are in the role of Program Facilitator (PF) for your school or department, you can access the email linked to this account. Log into your district mail at
  3. Click on your account image in the top right corner and select the “Apple_YOUR SCHOOL_pf” account. This will be the PF email account you will use to make app purchases through VPP:
  4. In your PF inbox, you will have a message from Apple titled “Important information about your Apple ID.” Open this message and click the link to open the Apple ID setup page:
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  5. On the Apple ID setup page enter the email address for your VPP AppleID and click NEXT. A new email will be sent to your PF email account. 
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  6.  Click the link in the new email to set a password and complete the setup.
  7. In the following windows, select a password, security questions and address:
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  8. Once your VPP account setup has been completed, head to to log into the Volume Voucher store with your Apple ID PF email and the password you just created.

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Last updated by bourgeois_michelle on 2014-09-24 14:02:19

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