Advice on setting up older iPad for kids

Discussion in 'iPad' started by appstate, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. appstate macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to pull my hair out... I consider myself pretty tech savvy and Apple has always been intuitive (for the most part). But I'm having a hard time trying to setup two older iPads for my kids.

    One is an iPad 2 (which can't be upgraded past iOS 9.3.5), the other is an iPad Air. I've read where I should create a new user for each kid under our family plan. But I still was getting SMS on the iPads.

    I don't want these iPads to have access to my iCloud photos, music, or videos/TV shows (except for rated G/PG).

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. mollyc macrumors 6502a

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    My kids have their own iPads and their own AppleIDs. You need to sign out of iCloud through settings and relog in as one of them and then you can set up restrictions on their iPad to limit what they can see in the App store. I have it set up that they have to request anything from the app store and I approve it before they can DL it. (The exception to this is that they can actually DL anything under my profile that I've already DLed - not sure how to restrict this, but my kids won't go around my verbal approval, so I trust them with that.)

    Personally I would reset the iPads and delete everything from them and start all over with a new Apple ID to get your photos, music, etc. off.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Make sure your kids understand about the security, if they forget their passcode . . . .
     
  4. appstate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks @mollyc! That's what I ended up doing.

    For some reason my old iPad 2 was upgraded to iOS 10... I don't know how, but it did... so when I reset everything, it was a lot easier to modify the settings.
     

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