Set up an iPad and Apple ID

Please note: Apple's terms and conditions state that users must be 13 years of age or older to have a personal Apple ID.  This means that prior to 13 years of age, the Apple ID associated with a child's iPad is the parents'/guardians' AppleID for that device, and not the student's. Consequently, we ask parents/guardians of children under the age of 13 to create and manage their child's Apple ID. Parents can decide whether to continue to manage their child's Apple ID once he/she turns 13 years of age.

(This information was correct as at the 6/02/2014. Whilst the US has enabled those under 13 to have accounts, this has not yet been transferred to Australia.)

Set up an iPad

To set up an iPad, turn it on and follow the Setup Assistant. The onscreen directions in Setup  Assistant step you through the setup process, including: 
• Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
• Signing in with or creating a free Apple ID
• Setting up iCloud
• Turning on recommended features, such as Location Services and Find My iPad

Setting up Apple ID on an iPad

An Apple ID is the user name for a free account that lets you access Apple services, such as the  iTunes Store, the App Store, and iCloud. You need only one Apple ID for everything you do with Apple. There may be charges for services and products that you use, purchase, or rent. 
If you have an Apple ID, use it when you first set up iPad, and whenever you need to sign in to an Apple service. If you don’t already have an Apple ID, you can create one now, or later when you’re  asked to sign in.

Setting up Apple ID on a computer (without adding Credit card details)

When setting up an Apple ID using an iPad, you will find that you are required to enter some credit card details. Some parents may not want to provide this information. Whilst you are able to remove it after the account has been set up, it is possible to set up new accounts without even using a credit card. The instructions below will assist.

One thing you will want to be aware of is what to do if you are using multiple Apple IDs on a single computer. Please ensure you view these instructions first as they show you how to start a fresh instance of iTunes so you are not syncing Apps from other accounts. Once you have started iTunes using this new account:

1. Select iTunes Store in the left hand side menu bar.

2. Make sure no one is signed in. Sign out if anyone is signed in from the top right hand side of iTunes.

3. While signed out, select any free App from the App store. For example..Google Drive.

4. Select Create Apple ID

5. Select Continue.

6. After reading the terms and conditions and selecting the tick box, select Agree.

7. Now you need to provide your new Apple ID details. Parents of students in the Junior school may wish to use the College email address. In order to do this however, the College email needs to be set up on the iPad so you are able to receive the confirmation email from Apple.

If you wish to continue now without the College email address you are able to by creating a new GMail address under the parents name. This can be changed when the College email has been set up on the iPad using the instructions on this page under "I use my private email address. Can I change it to my College email address".

You are also able to provide a resuce email address. You will recieve a confimation email at this address as well.

8. Under Payment details, ensure 'None' is selected. Enter your billing address details and contact phone number, then select Create Apple ID.

9. You will see that a verification email has been sent to the address provided. Check the email address for this email.

10. You will find an email has been sent to the address you entered in earlier. Click Verify Now.


11. Log in using the email address and password you entered earlier.

12. After logging in you will have confirmed your username and password with Apple.

13. Remember to check your rescue email address as well.