Creating a Student Apple ID (managed by parents) without a credit card
1. If your child doesn’t have a personal email account, create a new one (E.g. Gmail http://gmail.com/). Alternatively you could also use your child’s SSIS Gmail account.
3. Click the iTunes Store button on the top middle part of the screen.
4. If you already have an Apple ID, check which country it is located in. It’s preferable that your child’s account is also in the same store.
5. If you already have a personal Apple ID also ensure you sign out of this account on your Mac or PC. You can sign back in after this process is complete.
6. Create a free Apple ID (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204034) that uses the new email address. You will need to enter your personal details as the account holder must be over 13 years of age. Please use your home address from your country of origin. This will help ensure both you and your child have the same AppStore.
To Setup a Student Apple ID (Parent Managed) without a credit card you will need to do the following:
If Apple blocks the new account visit the contact Apple support page (https://getsupport.apple.com/Issues.action) and choose Account Management > “Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons”. You can schedule a phone call or click the email icon and copy/paste the text below:
“This new Apple ID is being used for a (insert nationality here) student at Saigon South International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The school is working with the regional Apple Education Team to roll out 1:1 Macs. Can you please unblock this account.”
7. Alternatively, you can create a Vietnamese iTunes Account with your Vietnamese address using the same link above.
Please ensure both you and your child have the username/password for the Apple ID. If you need any assistance at all please come to the Tech Office in A317. We are happy to help assist you.
Managing Apple Stores
Gifting through Apple gift cards (https://www.apple.com/gift-cards/)
You can purchase Apple gift cards online or gift apps to your child.
2. Use your Personal Apple ID to purchase Apps and distribute them to your child or children (up to five accounts).
This system is more technical and requires you (Parent Personal Apple ID) to login to the App Store, iBooks Store and iTunes on your child’s Mac. You will also need your child (Student Apple ID) to login to iCloud.