Understanding Apple IDs

Wood County Schools’ Educators use two different Apple IDs. Each one allows educators to tap into the vast resources available for their classroom instruction via instructional apps and 200 gigabytes of iCloud storage.

Here is the difference between the two:

Mangaged Apple ID

A managed Apple ID gives educators 200 gigabytes of storage space in Apple’s iCloud. It does not give access to the App Store or iTunes.

Professional Apple ID

A professional Apple ID gives educators access to the App Store and iTunes.

Why would I use both?

Using both IDs on an iPad, for example, gives you 200 gigabytes of storage and access to the App Store.


Where do I sign-in with each ID?

Mangaged Apple ID

To use your managed Apple ID for added storage on an iPad, go to “settings,” and choose your name.

Sign-in in the right-hand column. If you are already signed in with another ID, you may need to first sign-out.

Professional Apple ID

To use your professional Apple ID for App Store and iTunes purchases, also go to “settings.”

Scroll down the left-hand column and choose “iTunes & App Store.”

Sign-in in the right-hand column.


Creating a Professional Apple ID

(To obtain a managed Apple ID, see your school tech contact.)

  1. Visit https://appleid.apple.com
  2. Choose “Create Your Apple ID” from the top.
  3. Fill out the form.  For the e-mail address (Apple ID) use your k12 e-mail address (E.g. yourname@k12.wv.us).
  4. Create a secure password. It must have eight or more characters, upper and lowercase letters, and at least one number.
  5. Choose and answer security questions.
  6. Type characters in image prior to clicking “continue” at the bottom of the page.

To finish this process, check your k12 e-mail for a verification e-mail from Apple.


Creating a Professional Apple ID

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