+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Find my iPad - some advice please in Technical; Hi We would like to use the find my ipad feature on our college ipads but dont want an itunes ...
  1. #1
    Symbiosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Find my iPad - some advice please

    Hi

    We would like to use the find my ipad feature on our college ipads but dont want an itunes account one them (setting them up via configurator so its not needed) - is there a way to use this without having an itunes account setup? Or, is there anyway we can setup one itunes account for all the devices in our entire college so we can just have one central login for them all? If not, can anyone recommend an app that will do this?

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    26
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Check out Meraki.

    It's free mobile device management, that does much the same as Apple Configurator, but through the cloud. In addition you can track the location of your devices on a lovely map!

  3. #3
    Symbiosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks - having difficulties getting Meraki to work with our proxies unfortunately. Any others?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    26
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    I don't know how far along you are configuring your iPads. But the only possible way around that I see is:

    If you setup Find my iPad on one iPad, then back it up. You can then restore that backup to all the iPads. Hopefully it'll restore the account details too! I can't say for definite as I've not specifically tried it for Find my iPad. But I configured almost 200 iOS devices in a similar way to this.

    I don't know of another solution. We too had some issues with proxies and Meraki, but it's well worth the effort.

  5. Thanks to Lewys from:

    Symbiosis (21st June 2013)

  6. #5
    Symbiosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Sounds like I might have to have a chat with you re Meraki too Lewys! Do you use a non transparent proxy at your place - as we do and were told that Meraki dosnt work with them.........

  7. #6
    Symbiosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    The problem I can see whith what you are suggesting is that I'm fairly sure you can only have 10 devices on any one itunes accoun,t so if it did retain the account details (and I'm not sure that it will as it dosnt seem to with things like WEP keys) then I could see that being an issue (that and the fact we wanted to avoid the whole itunes account thing in the first place)

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    26
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Transparent here I'm afraid.

    Our issue was the various ports Meraki needs, in addition to needing access to some AWS services. This provides all the information needed in that regard.

    Sorry that the backup/restore idea isn't the solution. Other than some sort of MDM solution I don't know what to suggest!

  9. #8
    Symbiosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    No problem - I think we need to be setting up a transparent proxy for our mobile devices.............

    And thanks for trying :-)

  10. #9

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    kidderminster
    Posts
    119
    Thank Post
    27
    Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Symbiosis View Post
    No problem - I think we need to be setting up a transparent proxy for our mobile devices.............

    And thanks for trying :-)
    You do not need an iTunes account to use Find My iPad?

    You only require set up to iCloud, although you would have to get a list of all the accounts set up to know who is who's, easy!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. some job advice please
    By nit in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25th June 2008, 03:37 PM
  2. Some advice on a new switch please.
    By jamin100 in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd June 2008, 03:43 PM
  3. Some advice please
    By Ayaz in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 3rd March 2008, 04:40 PM
  4. Not school related need some advice for my home site
    By edie209 in forum Web Development
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd August 2007, 03:28 PM
  5. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 7th September 2006, 01:14 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •