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iPad apps not installing?

Sometimes when app are installing while you are at school, then you go home, then come back to school the next day, the app install process hangs.
To jumpstart the process so the rest of your apps come in:
  • Doubleclick the Home button
  • Swipe up out of all the running apps
  • Press and hold the top power button until the slider “Swipe to Power Down” appears.
  • Swipe it.
  • Once the screen goes black, count SLOWLY to 30.
  • Press and hold the power button until the Apple Logo appears. Then let go.
  • Wait a long while – apps should start installing again.

iPad App Portal

New to the ipads this year is the App Portal, a place where students can download a selection of apps to their iPad.

No – not just any apps in the store. You won’t see Clash of Clans there…. or even Instagram.

The app list will grow from its current state, so keep on eye on it or keep watching  WMDS, where we’ll be making announcements.


Once you download an app, you will not be able to delete it. So what do you do if you’ve downloaded something from the portal and want to get rid of it?


Email iPad [at] mountdesales.net – tell the iPad Guy what app THAT YOU DOWNLOADED FROM THE PORTAL you’d like to be deleted from your iPad.


Don’t email the iPad Guy. Requests must come from faculty and administration!


2016 iPad Apps for Middle School

Here’s the list of iPad apps that should be on your iPads. It will probably change as we go through the school year.

SOME grades will have additional or other apps.

If you have a request, talk to your teacher about it.

  • Catholic New America Bible
  • Chrome
  • Duolingo
  • Firefox
  • GeoGebra
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Google Earth
  • Google Sheerts
  • Google Slides
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • HudsonAlpha iCell
  • iMass Explained
  • iMovie
  • Keynote
  • Laudate
  • MSB Anywhere
  • Notability
  • Pearson eText
  • Textilus Pro