If you were switching to a Managed AppleID, and forgot [or didn’t know to] turn OFF the iCloud Sync in Notability….. then all of your Notes just vanished.
No worries…. IF you followed the directions at the start of the school year and setup Google Drive sync.
MDS Tech – Notability: Backup to Drive, Retrieve from Drive (mountdesales.net)
Open the Drive app and find the Notability folder where your current Notes live. [You very well might have more than one, and the 2nd or 3rd one might be inside another one.]
- Recreate your Dividers
- Select one of them
- Click and HOLD on the “New note” icon, select “Import” and Google Drive
- Navigate to the Notability folder. Once you have moved inside the folder that matches the Divider, you can either
- click the individual files you need to download, or
- click the “import all” button at the bottom.
- Do this for every divider you need.
Make sure you got all of these tasks completed on your iPad – believe me, it will save you some hassles down the road!
ONE: Connected to the correct network [MDS-student or MDS-middle]. Look at Settings -> WiFi
TWO: Signed into Drive [use your MDS email address and password].
THREE: Notability backing up to Drive automagically. [Fire up notability, Click the Gear icon, then AutoBackup. Select “Google Drive” and get logged in. THEN select PDF+Recording as the format.]
FOUR: Email setup. [Fire up email, select Google as the account type, and log in using your MDS email address and password. Remember that your MDS email is email@example.com.]
FIVE: AppleID setup – this is a bit more complicated because we are in a campuswide transition.
- IF you have a regular AppleID [that you setup yourself – primarily Upper school students]:
- Then your AppleiD is your MDS email and MDS password – OR whatever you set it to. If you can’t remember, click the “I forgot”: or “Password Reset” link and follow the instructions.
- If you are getting a message saying your password has expired, please let Mr. Rule know at the ipad email address. [ipad@……]
- IF you have a “managed AppleID” – middle school students:
- ….and yours is already setup, then you login with your MDS email address and PROBABLY your MDS password. Some students have a variant on your MDS password for the AppleID – your teacher has access to that information.
- ….and you have never setup your AppleID, then there is a “temp” password available.
Regular AppleID accounts allow you to sue Find My iPad to locate your ipad, and have 5gigs of online storage. Managed AppleID accounts allow you to login to the shared iPads in the middle school, AND have 200gig of online Cloud storage.
Both allow you to access your data and use apps like Keynote, Numbers, etc. at iCloud.com
Some students have turned what is called Two-Factor Authentication on inside their iCloud account.
For most of your digital devices, this is a good idea. HOWEVER, for the MDS iPads, it creates a lot more work for the tech team AND has the potential to keep your iPad from getting prepped for the next school year.
Therefore it is MANDATORY that two factor be turned off on your iCloud account [and thus your iPad] BEFORE you will be allowed to turn your iPad in.
So what happens if you don’t turn in your iPad? You get a substantial bill – enough to make the people in your life who pay the bills VERY unhappy.
So how do you know if it is turned on or off?
- On your iPad, calling up Settings
- Top left, click on your name
- Click Password & Security
- Two-Factor Authentication should be turned OFF
If it IS, then your will be allowed to turn in your iPad.
If it is ON, then do this BEFORE YOU TRY TO TURN IN YOUR IPAD:
- On a web browser, surf over to appleid.apple.com
- Login. Your account and password should be the same as your email – if it is not, check with Tech Support.
- Call up Account Settings
- Call up Security
- Locate the part where the screen says Two-Factor Authentication is ON. Click the link to turn it OFF.
- You will have to select some security questions. Check with Tech Support to see what we recommend.
- DO NOT add a rescue email or a trusted phone number – unless you like making your life more complicated and giving yourself headaches.
- Logout of the site.
- On your iPad, you will have to type in your AppleID password again. Please do so – that way your backup can happen.