Can a personal account be used to install own apps on the organisation iPads.

lianne143
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Hi

We are a school and I have created a single School iCloud account. I have added all the 4 iPads into the school iCloud account.
Using the school iCloud account, I have installed the default apps and updates on all the 4 iPads.

I will be issuing these iPads to the staffs and will they be able to use their own personal iCloud account and install their own apps on the school iPad?

We are a windows-based network and the iPads are only for the senior management and we will not go more than 8 iPads.

Any help and sugessions will be great
Thanks in advance.
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it is my understanding that only the account associated with the school iPad when it was set up can be used to (EDIT: install new) apps on the school iPad.

but you may find this article useful:
Start with Apple School Manager.
Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators manage people, devices, and content. You can easily provide Managed Apple IDs, set up devices, get apps and books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences — all from one place.
Paul is not correct .. unless the iPad is locked down with an MDM system like AirWatch  (or the Apple School Manager) the user can simply LOGOUT of the iCloud account you setup and login with their personal iCloud account and install their personal apps.

The downside of this is that you'll need to enter the school iCloud password on each device to allow the apps you installed to update.  In effect the apps you install are linked to the school iCloud account and the password is needed to update them.

This means that if you go with this option .. you'll need to get hold of the iPads every so often and enter the password to update the apps and system.
@Eoin OSullivan―i was not aware of this, i'll give it a go on my wife's iPad... bur as you mention, the person adding the apps must have a personal iCloud account
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the iPads are only for the senior management and we will not go more than 8 iPads

Get a Mac mini and install Apple Configurator 2 which is a free MDM to lock down the iPads.

You have 8 iPad only and the users are management. So, it is not difficult to manage on your own.

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