3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2014 1:53 PM by 71dawn
71dawn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

If 6 iPads reside in a single classroom, used by 1 teacher, does each iPad need a separate iTunes account or can the iPads be on the same account?


iPad, iOS 7
  • iBenjaminCrowley Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)

    Hi 71dawn,

    Many Thanks for your enquiry to Apple’s Support Communities!

    So basically, Apple does have a limit of 10 devices that can be associated with one Apple ID account this includes the iPads and computers with a maximum of 5 computers at any time.

     

    However since you are enquiring about educational purchases Apple does have a ‘Mobile Device Management’ program. Basically if you are an educational institution or business you can enroll in Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) which allows a single Apple ID to purchase multiple licenses of an app and have multiple iOS and OS X devices attached to a single Apple iD. Most developers will offer a 50% discount on their app when 20 or more VPP licenses are purchased in a single transaction. There is a free OS X program called Apple Configurator that you can use to distribute the VPP codes to your fleet of iPads. Apple Configurator uses a single Apple ID to install apps on your iPads. Configurator will also allow you to install free apps on multiple iPads using a single Apple ID.

     

    This can be viewed at: http://www.apple.com/education/it/mdm/

     

    In Short, you will be able to survive using just a plain Apple ID because you only want 6 devices, however when you want to go large scale, I would suggest the Mobile Device Management Program.

     

    I hope I have been able to help you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!]

    iBenjamin Crowley

  • nsdjoey Level 3 Level 3 (815 points)

    Hi 71dawn,

     

    Quick question... is the teacher the only person using the iPads? My guess is that students will be using the iPads as well. In that case, you will need to use multiple Apple IDs (one per iPad).

     

    For multiple users you need to use VPP to purchase multiple licenses (can't share one Apple ID for 10 devices used by 10 different users).http://www.apple.com/business/vpp/

    APP STORE PRODUCT USAGE RULES

    ( i )If you are an individual acting in your personal capacity, you may download and sync an App Store Product for personal, noncommercial use on any iOS Device you own or control.

    ( ii ) If you are a commercial enterprise or educational institution, you may download and sync an App Store Product for use by either (a) a single individual on one or more iOS Devices used by that individual that you own or control or (b) multiple individuals, on a single shared iOS Device you own or control. For example, a single employee may use an App Store Product on both the employee's iPhone and iPad, or multiple students may serially use an App Store Product on a single iPad located at a resource center or library. For the sake of clarity, each iOS Device used serially by multiple users requires a separate license.

    If you are an educational institution or business you will want to enroll in Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) which allows a single Apple ID to purchase multiple licenses of an app. Most developers will offer a 50% discount on their app when 20 or more VPP licenses are purchased in a single transaction.

     

    With Apple Configurator you can distribute the VPP codes to your fleet of iPads. Apple Configurator uses a single Apple ID to install apps on your iPads. Configurator will also allow you to install free apps on multiple iPads using a single Apple ID.

     

    There are a few things I recommend you read to get started:

     

    iOS Enterprise Deployment Overview

    Deploying iPhone and iPad

    Apple Configurator Help

     

    Hope this answers your question!!

    ~Joe

  • 71dawn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It seems that the 2 responses contradict each other. Although I understand both. Sadly the volume purchasing does not benefit a teacher with a small class set of iPads. I appreciate your response.