Parents: Purchasing Apps for Your Child

app-storeTeachers will ask students to download certain apps to their iPads to maximize the educational productivity and creativity of their learning device. Many of the apps are free but there will be certain apps that will need to be purchased (no more than US$80/year). See iPad Learning @ SIS

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about apps your child is asked to download.

Two ways you can purchase paid apps for your child:

> Gifting a dollar amount (via iOS device, Mac or PC)
> Gifting an app (via iOS device, Mac or PC)
*please note that these methods are not available in all stores (based on country)
**If your child’s Apple ID is connected to the China Apple store you can add money from a Chinese bank account

iTunes: Sending iTunes Gifts

***THE PARENT WILL NEED THEIR OWN APPLE ID
IN SAME COUNTRY APPLE STORE AS CHILD. 

THE METHOD OF PAYMENT WILL ALSO NEED
TO BE BASED IN THE SAME COUNTRY***

iTunes: How to set up an Apple ID within iTunes

Create an iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store account without a credit card or other payment method (this is an option if you want to create an Apple ID and then add a payment method at a later time)

iTunes Store: Accepted forms of payment

For Apple IDs set up in China Apple Store

iTunes Store: How to set up a bank card and add money to your account in China
On the App Store in China, you can choose to use a Chinese bank card to add store credit to your App Store account (Apple ID). You can’t use store credit to gift items to others, and you can’t use store credit you add to your App Store account to purchase items from the Apple Online Store.

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