Students over the age of thirteen (13 ) can create a personal Apple ID and use it with their district iPad.
What is an Apple ID?
An Apple ID is an authentication method used by Apple for iPhone, iPad, Macintosh computers and other Apple devices. Apple IDs contain user personal information and settings. When an Apple ID is used to log into an Apple device, the device will automatically use the settings associated with the Apple ID.
What is an Apple ID used for?
- Download apps from the App Store
- Sync data between multiple Apple devices
- Backup data to iCloud
- Enable Find My
How do I sign up for an Apple ID that is not linked to a credit card?
You or your student who is thirteen (13) or over can create an Apple ID account without a credit card by following the these directions from this Apple Support Site.
Can my student use their existing Apple ID?
Yes. If a student has an existing Apple ID, they may use that account rather than create a second account. Having a single personal Apple ID account that your student can use for both school and home allows easy access to all school content, notes, and documents, even after the student leaves school.
Can my student use an Apple ID that is used by our family?
Yes, though this may require you and your family to consider how to best deal with items that will be synced in an account shared by two users such as notes, contacts, calendar events and more. The Family Share option from Apple also provides options for sharing accounts within a family.
How do I create an Apple ID for a student who is under the age of thirteen (13)?
The Apple Terms of Service states:
You must be age 13 (or equivalent minimum age in your Home Country, as set forth in the registration process) to create an Apple ID and use our Services. Apple IDs for persons under this age can be created by a parent or legal guardian using Family Sharing or by an approved educational institution.
This means that for students under the age of thirteen (13), a parent or guardian must set up the Apple ID account using Family Sharing. Check out this Apple Support Site for more information about creating an Apple ID for your child.