iPad Setup (Method One: Devices Purchased through Apple since 2011)


Configuring your Classroom iPad: 

You should update your iPAD to the newest available iOS before attempting.

DO NOT TRY THIS ON A DEVICE THAT HAS NOT BEEN IMPORTED INTO DEP AND PROFILE MANAGER (Your school should have sent an inventory to facilitate this). 

Method One: Factory Resetting Student Devices (all content is wiped, this is the preferred method) 

Go to settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Then Confirm Erasure (twice).


Your iPAD should now reboot and begin resetting. It should then boot to the First Time Setup Dialog. 

Swipe past the hello screen and join the MobileDeviceSetup network using the password “apple123” with no quotes.


Once you’ve joined your iPAD should configure itself. You’ll need to press next when asked.

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Your iPad should now be configured.


Your iPad should now be configured.  Another reboot may be required to switch to the appropriate wireless network (MobileDevices) which is different from the one used during setup.  Should your iPad ask for a password or display any other message when attempting to connect to the MobileDevices SSID, please click cancel or dismiss and ensure you get a checkmark besides the SSID.  For some reason is occasionally prompts even when there is no need to.

Last Update: October 12, 2016  

September 30, 2016   875   Joseph Bias    Apple    
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