Get your own iTunes account or Apple ID.
You might think that you have to do this automatically when you set up the iPad, but that is not necessarily the case. In June I was asked to share some information about the Apps I have used on the iPads for teaching elementary music with some of my colleagues in SLCSD. We had just been checked out new iPads (iPad Mini 3) and they were preloaded with some Apps that that were put on by the school district IT department. Since the iPads are property of the school district they are registered with the Apple App store under a district ID.
Here is the problem. The apps are tied to a school district account which requires a password to update each app. I noticed as updates started rolling out, it would ask for a password from a district account. Since I don’t have the account password I could not run the updates and as far as I know the school district has not been able to push out auto updates to the iPads.
Delete the Apps
Because of this, I signed into my iPad using my own Apple ID account and deleted the apps that were pre-loaded and re-downloaded them again using my own account. Some of the recipients didn’t have an Apple ID because this was their first Apple device, but I don’t know of a way to do this otherwise. Also, some of the Apps were not free, so this would require purchasing them
If you are having trouble updating the preinstalled apps then consider signing in to the IOS device with your own apple ID. Delete the pre-installed Apps and then re-install using your own Apple ID. Then when updates come out they can be updated automatically. I am not sure how app purchases can be reimbursed or if school districts are purchasing licenses for apps, but I didn’t find purchasing and downloading the apps to be very expensive.