Quick Tip - iTunes Account Management (School accounts and personal accounts)

posted Oct 7, 2011, 5:22 AM by Lane White
You will need to use a school-based account for the iTunes purchases that you make for your school-owned iPads. Many of you may already have a personal iTunes account, but because of accounting rules for public entities and other issues, we need to be able to easily track purchases made from accounts set up by the District. Also, this will keep your personal iTunes account from getting mixed up with lots of school-based purchases and vice-versa.

itunes account logged inLet's log out of your personal iTunes account, if you are currently logged in. Check the upper right corner to see if you are:

itunes log outPlacing your cursor over your login name will bring up a small arrow, click on the arrow and select "Sign Out." 

new account shown

Then sign back in at the same location, using your school-based account information. Your "Apple ID" is the email address that is used for your iTunes account. This is the same as your school email address, "@monashores.net". After logging in, you should now see this new account reflected in the upper-right corner.

authorize computerIf this is the first time that you are logging into the iTunes account for your school-based iPad on this computer, you will have to authorize your computer to play and to sync to your iPad all the items you purchase through the iTunes store. You can authorize up to 5 computers to do this. Normally, you would have probably one authorized as to keep things simple. In order to authorize the computer you are going to use for your iPad, choose "Authorize this computer..." from the "Store" menu.

authorization complete
authorization complete

Use your same Apple ID information that you used before in the dialog box that appears, click on "Authorize," and you will be presented with an information box when that has been completed for you. After your computer is authorized through iTunes, you will be able to add content from this iTunes account on this computer to your iPads.