Hand-Me-Down Phone and Tablet Guide


Prepare Phone

Wipe the iPhone or Tablet to Factory Settings

You’ll want to wipe all personal data, apps, photos, media, messages, voicemails, etc, off the Device. Apple has made this process very easy with a simple factory reset option bundled into the iOS Settings. Learn More

Create an Apple ID

This will allow your child to download music, movies, apps, and other types of content from the iTunes Store. Your Apple ID is also used for features like iMessage, FaceTime, and Find My iPhone. Learn More

Set a Passcode

In case they lose the device a stranger will not be able to access your personal information. Make sure that the code is something that your child and you will remember easily. Learn More

Get A Case

Kids have a tendency to beat things up so you will want to protect their device with a case. There are many cases that offer different levels of functionality, style and protection We recommend our case because it hits all these marks. Our functionality simply can't be beat. No other case will allow for hands free viewing in portrait and landscape with unlimited angles. It’s the perfect case for a young person to fully enjoy all that their device has to offer.


Parental Controls & Adding Content

Configure Apple Family Sharing

If you really want the family to stay connected Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve kids’ spending right from a parent’s device. And share photos, a family calendar, and more to help keep everyone connected. Learn More

Even if you choose not to use family sharing you can still set-up some content features that will help keep you and your family members safe.

Set Up An iTunes Allowance 

Allow your child to buy music, apps, and movies without breaking your budget. Creating an allowance lets you give them a pre-defined amount of money every month to spend at the iTunes Store and will prevent them from going overboard. Learn More

Set Up Content Restrictions

Apple has tools built into iOS tha lets parents control content and apps that children can access. These tools will protect your kids from inappropriate content and from doing things like having video chats with strangers. You may also want to consider using the Parental Controls built into iTunes also to prevent them from accessing mature material in the iTunes Store. Learn More

Configure Find My iPhone/iPad

Find My iPhone/iPad is an Apple service that uses the built-in Location Services of the phone to help you track your lost device. You can also use it to lock the device remotely or delete all its data from the internet. Learn More

Be sure to have an open dialog with your child about their mobile
usage and keep up-to-date on new products and technology.

Find more information at http://www.apple.com/support