Secondary LISD Unapproved Apps
How to Request Apps to be Hidden in the Apple App Store
The guidelines for which apps can be listed in the Apple App Store for students in secondary grade levels are more flexible than those in elementary school. Apple App Store is available on district iPads in secondary grade levels. Students can download apps with an Apple ID. There are some apps that LISD deems inappropriate. While LISD deems those apps inappropriate, there is currently no technical mechanism for blocking the installation of these apps on a secondary student's device. However, beginning in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year, LISD began hiding unapproved apps on district-issued iPads.
Please keep in mind, students will still be able to download apps through the Apple App Store on their iPad.
Unapproved Apps List
Although students can still download apps, the hiding feature will not allow them to see or use any unapproved app that has been hidden. The iPad will need to be on iOS version 9.3 or greater for the hiding feature to function.
Please partner with LISD and play an active role in monitoring the apps installed on your student's device. As a parent, you have ultimate control of your student's device. Please refer to this link form Apple regarding setting parental controls.
Unapproved apps are not allowed and could result in disciplinary action.
Please refer to the list of all apps that have been unapproved by LISD. The original Google Sheet can be accessed here.
LISD has restrictions in place that prevent downloading any 17+ apps on district -issued iPads. Since all 17+ apps are blocked, these apps are not added to the LISD Unapproved App List below.
Request an App to be Unapproved
If you would to submit an application to be considered as an addition to the Secondary LISD Unapproved List, please complete this form.