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  1. Edewmcam

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    Help With Multiple iPads

    Hello everyone! I work in IT (phone/server/computer/network). I have just entered a new position at our agency and am now using iPhones and iPads for the first time. Our agency just purchased 7 iPads (and will be getting more) that I, with no experience, will be managing. ;) Here I am up at 4am and cant go back to sleep because I am thinking about these crazy iPads! The first thing on my mind is how to manage the apps. They are used by 2 different departments. Can I create one Apple ID for our Agency, purchase an app and then download it onto only the iPads that need it? This is the first of many questions Im sure I will have. Thanks, Elizabeth

    Our agency just purchased several iPads. The iPads will be used by different departments but will be manged by myself. I am new to iPads and apps so Im not educated on how they work. What is the best way to handle our apps? Can we create one Apple ID for the entire agency, purchase apps for users and then choose which iPads to download it to? Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. Richard Brown

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    Hello Elizabeth,

    Welcome to the forums. You will find that we are a very helpful bunch. You are joining a great worldwide community. I hope you will find answers to some of your questions via the following links.

    Now, I suggest that one of the first things you do is to read the forum rules etc. Links to useful sections follow :-
    The forum rules may be found here.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    We have our own App which is easy to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    The iPad manual is here.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/

    Try these informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html

    Do use the forum search function to find threads to visit, read and in which to ask questions. This way, you should get a good response. :)

    Finally, a very useful tip, IMO. The iPad manual can be downloaded from here... http://support.apple.com/manuals/

    Enjoy your membership.

    Richard Brown
    A member of the iPF moderators' team.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  3. smalltowngirl13

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome to the iPad forums, the largest and best iPad forum anywhere, with over 298,000 members worldwide. Many of our membership volunteer their time to help their fellow members with answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. If a search of the forums doesn't provide the answer you need, don't hesitate to post your question in the appropriate forum. We also have this tutorial to help you get full use from the iPad forums app.iPad Forums App Tutorial We ask that all members take the time to review the Forum rules before posting.
     
  5. Mickey330

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    Hi, Elizabeth - and welcome to the forum. Good to "see" you and I hope you enjoy your visit(s).

    A little bit of housekeeping, first. I've merged your two posts together because they were duplicates. Duplicate posts are a no-no here cause they fragment the conversation and make it hard to follow along. So, please keep all follow-up and discussion - on this topic - to this thread. Thanks.

    Now - to your concern.

    Yes, you can run those iPads under one
    Apple ID and choose which iPads get which apps purchased by that ID. You can put some, none or all of the apps onto any/all of the iPads.

    You'll need to be the one in control of that Apple ID, which means you'll have full control over the apps you put on the iPad. You'll also have to keep track of updates (as your users won't have access to the ID/password to do the updates on the iPad).

    One thing you may want to consider (company decision, I'm sure) is if you are going to allow users to install their own apps (bought by them with their own Apple ID). Something to think about.

    Hopefully,this'll get you started. Holler back if you need more.

    Marilyn
     

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