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Apple ID and Privacy

Apple ID for Students 

For students under 13, Apple IDs are requested from Apple by the school or school district. An email will then be sent to you from Apple asking a parent or guardian to review the Apple ID request form online. When the parent completes the request form, an Apple ID will then be created for the student. Apple IDs for students under 13 include the following features:

  • Account settings, such as email address and date of birth, cannot be changed.
  • No credit card is attached to the account at setup.
  • Limit Ad Tracking is turned on for the account to ensure the student does not receive targeted advertising from Apple.
  • Students can’t opt-in to receive marketing materials.
  • A parent or guardian can be notified of any significant changes to the terms of the account.

Once your child reaches age 13, the Apple ID converts to a full account with full rights and privileges. Students can continue to access any classwork, notes, books, or apps associated with their Apple IDs.


Your student’s privacy is important to Apple. Our privacy policy covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store information we may receive from your student. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices. Visit to learn more about Apple’s privacy policy.

Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Apple must obtain verifiable parental consent to our Privacy Policy and Parent Disclosure and Consent Notice before an Apple ID can be created for your under-13 student. Your school will contact you directly about the process for providing such consent and creating your student’s Apple ID.

Managed Apple IDs 
Apple recently released a new Management console for schools to manage iPads.  The new Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that has everything administrators need to deploy iPad in schools.
The new Apple School Manager has also given schools the ability to create Managed Apple IDs.  These IDs are a new kind of Apple ID that gives students access to iCloud, iTunes U, and Shared iPad, while maintaining the control schools need. And because Managed Apple IDs are owned and assigned by your institution, you can easily reset passwords, audit accounts, and define roles for everyone in the district.
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