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.
Second: Make sure your pix and vids are backed up to Google Drive
Google Photos –> [If you’ve never set it up, you’ll need to login and make some selections. Use your uncommon sense.] –> Click the top right icon. You should an indication that the backup is happening.
Third: Bring the iPad to DS1 [or the ARC, if DS1 is closed].
A replacement iPad will be prepared for you. Keep an eye on the iPad Hospital to see when your replacement is ready.
Fourth: You will be billed $100 – a “deductible” for the repairs.
Yes, there are a LOT of them, and they are constant [especially if you use a lot of software]. But update anyway – MDS Tech suggests starting updates before you go to sleep, so you are not aware of how long it takes.
Seriously – update. You’ll save headaches!
Turn on MFA/2FA – i.e. that thing where you get a text with a code when trying to login to an account.
Turn that on where you can – no, it is not perfect, but it is a bit like adding another lock on the door so the “bad guys” can’t get in.
This is some advice that has changed over the years. Using three random words is FAR more secure than using just a few letters or numbers, and MUCH harder to guess. Some examples of decent passwords:
FredGeorgeLIzrds [note the deliberate misspelling!]
Some website will require numbers, special characters like a period or an exclamation point, etc. The common theme here is to mix up type [upper case, lower case, number, characters] and make it as long as practical. 12 characters is far more secure than 8. 24 characters might be too aggravating to type in!