So, the head teacher decided to get some iPads for the school, which are going to be used on a class basis (i.e. 1 per class).
Not having really used iPads in school, I'm not fully sure how it's all going to work, and I can't see the benefit of just 1 per class, but we'll leave that behind for now...
Anyway, have managed to get registered with Meraki for their MDM, and have started using that. Managed to get apps deploying all OK.
I've set up an itunes account for each device at present (sure there's a better way, but will do for now), but I was wondering whether there was any way of locking down, so that a user cannot go in to the settings, and log out from that account?!
Also, is there any way of locking out email, so that you can only get in to it, if you enter a passcode or something?!
Unfortunately they are personal devices and are hard to manage in a shared environment. If you get stuck or have any questions feel free to PM me and I'll help you out as much as I can!
I've basically had to turn my general technician into a 50% iPad Technician. We have almost 200 of the b*st&rd things now.
speckytecky (10th April 2014)
All the above complete rubbish......
Yes you can lock accounts for email, Apple ID, social media etc on each iPad, you can do this via Apple Configurator (the iPads have to be supervised) or you can do this via restrictions on each iPad.
Goto General>Restrictions..create a restriction passcode>scroll to allow changes>accounts> turn on don't allow changes. Whilst the settings are still accessible any accounts for the Apple ID, iCloud, Messages, Facetime and social networking are now locked and can't be accessed or changed.
MDM can only do so much, on device restrictions are even more powerful as shown above ^
In response to your Apple ID query, just make one Apple ID and don't have one per device. To utilize the full area of Apple Restrictions you really need to supervise them, and this means buying a Mac with Configurator.
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