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Topic # 106515 25-Jul-2012 14:13 Send private message

Our school has 5 new iPads and we wish to set them up to have the same apps and groupings as the 1 we already have. Is there an easy way to do this please.



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  Reply # 661769 25-Jul-2012 14:42 Send private message

You should just be able to set them all up with the same apple ID and then back up the first one you set up to the icloud.


Once you log the rest in they should all sync the same :)

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  Reply # 661770 25-Jul-2012 14:43 Send private message

nope. the best you can do is, create a custom configuration profile with wifi ssid/password and email accounts settings all pre-configured and have it downloaded to ipad buy going to a link on skydrive or dropbox where the custom profile is going to be stored via safari.




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  Reply # 661772 25-Jul-2012 14:46 Send private message

If they are all on one Apple ID, you can erase 4 of them back to factory settings, then when you reconnect to iTunes, you will have the option to setup as a new iPad or from a backup. Choose the backup. That is how I cloned my iPhone 4 to 4S and iPad1 to 2 to 3.

From then, each time you sync, each of the 5 iPads has its own sync settngs. Make them the same and all will stay the same

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  Reply # 661791 25-Jul-2012 15:22 Send private message

Thanks folks. All using same apple id so can load apps ok. Guess the issue is getting the app groupings the same as the original. Just trying to make them look the same for the kids to use (primary school). And save some time as I know this is only the start with more to come :)



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  Reply # 661953 25-Jul-2012 18:40 Send private message

What's the legality of this? You could then theoretically have one paid app being used on 4 separate devices by 4 different users. I would be checking copyright laws before doing this...

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  Reply # 661955 25-Jul-2012 18:44 Send private message

Ham: What's the legality of this? You could then theoretically have one paid app being used on 4 separate devices by 4 different users. I would be checking copyright laws before doing this...


No probems, 1 user who owns all the devices (i.e. the school), 5 devices. iOS supports up to 10 devices and computers per apple ID.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4627 

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  Reply # 662261 26-Jul-2012 11:22 Send private message

Ham: What's the legality of this? You could then theoretically have one paid app being used on 4 separate devices by 4 different users. I would be checking copyright laws before doing this...
 
The application software license terms for the software you choose to use is what determines the answer to this question.

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  Reply # 662274 26-Jul-2012 11:39 Send private message

st2: Our school has 5 new iPads and we wish to set them up to have the same apps and groupings as the 1 we already have. Is there an easy way to do this please.

Longer term, the other administration option is this. You need a Mac to operate it:

Overview here: http://help.apple.com/configurator/mac/1.0/



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  Reply # 675471 22-Aug-2012 13:25 Send private message

Ham: What's the legality of this? You could then theoretically have one paid app being used on 4 separate devices by 4 different users. I would be checking copyright laws before doing this...


You need 4 itunes accounts and 4 copies of the apps to be legal. One itunes account can be used on 10 devices however all the devices must be used by the same user.

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  Reply # 675502 22-Aug-2012 14:55 Send private message

wjw:
Ham: What's the legality of this? You could then theoretically have one paid app being used on 4 separate devices by 4 different users. I would be checking copyright laws before doing this...


You need 4 itunes accounts and 4 copies of the apps to be legal. One itunes account can be used on 10 devices however all the devices must be used by the same user.


There are probably different licenses for schools. But I would think if the school owned all the devices, then they could share the same itunes account.

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  Reply # 677338 26-Aug-2012 23:35 Send private message

gzt:
st2: Our school has 5 new iPads and we wish to set them up to have the same apps and groupings as the 1 we already have. Is there an easy way to do this please.

Longer term, the other administration option is this. You need a Mac to operate it:

Overview here: http://help.apple.com/configurator/mac/1.0/




You can always use the windows version. Does the same job

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1466

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  Reply # 677525 27-Aug-2012 11:38 Send private message

Thanks for all the advise.
I have access to both Mac and PC so will try the configurator.
Made do with with using the restore from backup feature in iTunes thus far but with more on the horizon then using the configurator may be quicker.



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  Reply # 680202 1-Sep-2012 20:14 Send private message

Check this site, Fraser has blogged about this a lot, and has some good insights: www.speirs.org

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  Reply # 680736 3-Sep-2012 10:58 Send private message

st2: Thanks for all the advise.
I have access to both Mac and PC so will try the configurator.
Made do with with using the restore from backup feature in iTunes thus far but with more on the horizon then using the configurator may be quicker.





Configurator might not work for the App side of things, I have tried this in the past and it has required all of the apps to be volume licensed, currently volume licensing for IOS apps is only available in the US although its rumoured to be not to far away for NZ. Apple are working out the licensing issues with this now.


On a different note if you are after a device to charge and sync your iPads all at once I recommend the Griffin Multidock, it holds 10 iPads, will charge and sync all of the iPads at once and its lockable. I have be trialling a demo unit but they will be available in NZ shortly.

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  Reply # 681893 5-Sep-2012 16:11 Send private message

Apple has just announced volume licensing for iOS apps for education, link below to register.





http://www.apple.com/nz/education/volume-purchase-program/

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