It is CRITICAL that you have your Notability notes backing up to Drive, AND in the correct format. This lets you retrieve your Notes using ANY internet enabled device, and the Notes are backed up as you create each one.
Another advantage: If you delete a note from your iPad, it does NOT get deleted from Drive.
Updating is OPTIONAL at this point. MDS Tech has not tested the new OS just yet, but we anticipate there will be only a few issues since we have been updating the iPad apps as they come out.
Note that students must update iPads AT HOME – the OS updates do not work on the student network.
Here’s a synopsis of the major changes in IOS 17, taken from a variety of sources:
Personalize your lock screen – there are new wallpaper options, interactive widgets, and Live Activities of various sorts. There are also more options for fonts, styles, and colors for your lock screen.
Autocorrected text are highlighted as you type so you know what has been changed – tap on the word to change it back. Predictive text, where the OS guesses the words you are about to type, can be approved by hitting the space bar.
FreeForm app – this app is a great tool to use along with Natobility. There are new drawing tools [watercolor brush, calligraphy pen, highlighter, variable width pen] and a ruler. You can also collaborate with others live.
Here’s how to change the Weather Widget on your ipad from Cupertino to something a LITTLE closer to home.
Widgets are those blocks of info on your initial screen. You can add, move, delete, and even stack them [stacking means there are several widgets in the same block on the screen – you scroll through them to se the additional info.]
Start the process by pressing and waiting on the widget.
A menu will pop up.
Click on “Edit Weather”.
Click on “Cupertino”, and type “Macon” – or wherever you’d like to see the weather at a glance.
The same process is used to modify or delete the other widgets.
Click the “DONE” button, top right, to finish the job.