Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Posted by: Nigel Wheeler on 14:48 Categories: |
Before we start the process of configuring an iPad, a few suggested precautions
  • Do NOT give your child the password for your own Apple ID
  • Do NOT put an Apple ID with Credit Card payment activated on a child's iPad
  • Do completely restore an iPad to factory settings before giving to a child.
  • If you share an iPad with a child consider very carefully what passwords and log ins you allow the ipad to remember (do you want any user of the iPad to post to your Facebook or access your ban account?)
  • Remember your child is likely to at times to allow friends to use the iPad
  • Always GIFT paid apps to your child or use a Family Apple ID where you have to approve installations and any expenditure
Warning: There are children who have "accidentally" spent thousands of dollars of their parents money, when those precautions have been ignored.

There is a lot of information on the internet regarding how to configure iPads and create Apple ID's, however details of the information need to be adjusted according to the country in which you live and to which your Apple ID is registered.

In Thailand (at the time of writing) the following features are NOT available iStore Gift Cards, iStaore Allowances or Student Apple Id's.

Step 1: Restoring an iPad to as new settings ( only required for second hand iPads)

This step is strongly advised to remove any old stored documents, photos or passwords from the iPad.

Follow the directions to remove all data: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204686


 these directions to restore to "as new" settings: https://support.apple.com/en-ap/HT201263

Step 2: Set up iPad

The steps to setting up the iPad are clearly explained in the set-up process, you need to answer the questions asked during the process. Settings can be changed later if you need to make adjustments.

See this article for information on Apple ID's

Step 3: Install Apps

Install the desired apps, the school provides a list of commonly used Apps here (http://bispwebsites.blogspot.com/)

Step 4: Add Desired Restrictions

Go to Settings --> General --> Restrictions and set the restrictions you feel appropriate. From time to time it is worth reviewing these restrictions.

More information about setting restrictions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304

We advise preventing purchases by ensuring there is no credit attached to the Apple ID used, but this is the Apple suggested method https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204396

Step 4: Connect to iTunes or iCloud for BackUp

Follow the instructions at https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204396

A backup will allow you to restore the iPad if for any reason it needs to be reset.


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