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Question: Use iMovie on shared iPads without Apple ID

I have a set of iPad Mini devices (wifi only) that need to be used in workshop settings, by different users each time. I have downloaded Apple Configurator 2.6 and used it to do a basic update to iOS 11.2.6 and setup - but it's not possible to use iMovie without setting up an iTunes Store account and an Apple ID. Setting up and managing multiple Apple IDs for each iPad is going to be a nightmare - how can I use iMovie without this? I thought iMovie was free with the iPad? Any help appreciated - thanks!

iPad Mini Wi-Fi, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 5, 2018 5:53 AM in response to pumezaCT In response to pumezaCT

IMovie is free to indivduals when they activate a new iOS device. It’s license is tied to the AppleID used at activation. That single user license does not allow for volume distribution.


You should talk to Apple about the volume purchase plan (VPP) - Business - Volume Purchase Program - Apple


It is specifically designed for configured deployments of software without having to use an AppleID on each device.

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Mar 5, 2018 7:00 AM in response to Michael Black In response to Michael Black

Thanks Michael -- I've had a look and unfortunately the red tape involved with the Volume Purchase Programme is so overwhelming for a one-person freelance business (14 days to get a DUNS number that I never heard of before!) that I'm just giving up. I will create a set of junk Apple IDs and work around that way :-(.

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