Setting up your iPad – September 2017

Setting up your school iPad

Once you are at home … Setting up the iPad – Stage 1

  • Turn the iPad on (power button is on the top right corner)
  • Slide “Hello” to begin setting up the iPad
  • Choose English
  • Choose United Kingdom
  • Choose your home wifi network and type in your wifi password
  • Enable Location Services
  • You will then see a message “Haslingden High School will automatically configure your iPad”.  Press Next (in the top right corner)
  • Create a Passcode (you can choose a 4 or 6 digit code, or a word, depending on what you prefer)
  • Turn on Siri
  • Tap Get Started

Please leave the iPad on for the next hour or so to allow all the apps to install.  It may take longer depending on the speed of your home wifi.  There should be around 22 apps in total so please be patient!  You can stop the iPad from going to sleep by tapping Settings –> General –> Auto-Lock and then change the number of minutes.

Setting up the iPad – Stage 2

You will need to update the iPad to the latest version of iOS.

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap General then Software Update
  • Download and install the latest software update – the latest version is iOS 10.3.3
  • This will take around 20 minutes to complete

Either – Sign in with an Apple ID if you already have one

An Apple ID allows you to download any personal apps and allows you to back up your iPad and the content you create for it.  You can use an Apple ID that belongs to a parent if they already have one.  Go to Settings –> iTunes and App Store and then sign in.

OR – Create a new Apple ID on the iPad

Watch the following video or follow the steps below to create an Apple ID without the need to input credit card details.  Please note, social media apps are not allowed in school.

  • Go to the App Store
  • Choose any free app —> Press Get then Install
  • Choose Create New Apple ID
  • Choose UK
  • Scroll down the page of Terms and Conditions and press Agree
  • Fill in the information on the next screen as below:


  • Use your child’s school email address.
  • This is your child’s full first name and surname followed by
  • For example, Joseph Bloggs‘ email address would be

Apple ID Password

  • Must have a capital letter, a number and a minimum of 8 characters.

Apple ID Security Information

  • Choose three questions and answers.

Optional Rescue Email

  • Enter a personal email address.

Apple ID Date of Birth

  • Enter your parent/guardian’s date of birth in the field. Do not enter your child’s date of birth.
  • Press Next

Make sure that the Billing Information has None selected:

Enter Name and Address Info

Enter your child’s name and either your home or school’s address in the fields on this screen.
If you are having trouble with this step of the process or your iPad does not allow you to select ‘None’ as the payment method, please contact

Verifying your Apple ID

  • You need to sign in Google Mail (Gmail) on your iPad or on another device with access to the internet.
  • Your child’s email address is child’s first name and surname followed by 
  • For example, Joe Bloggs‘ email address would be
  • The default password is year7
  • Once in your email, open the email from Apple and click Verify Now.

That’s it!  You are all set up and ready to begin using your iPad at Haslingden High School.