Are you sure? Here are three videos created by the ever fascinating Mrs. Andrews on how you can know FOR SURE your Notability files are being backed up in a way that you can actually use them WHEN your iPad is unavailable.
2. On the screen where your documents are listed, at bottom left, click the gear icon.
3. Select AutoBackup.
4. if Google Drive has a checkmark, your files are being backed up. Look at the bottom of the box to check the location – the iPad Guy suggests /Notability/ as the location [i.e. inside a folder named “Notability”]
If there is NO checkmark, then click on the text Google Drive. Login.
Getting files from Drive into Notability
Get your Dividers and Subjects setup in Notability
Select a location[folder] in Notability. THEN select what to import. Drive is organized just like notability was – if you had folders/dividers in Notability, then you will see folders in Drive, inside the Notability folder. Your Notability selection is WHERE the files will be imported to.
You will need to do this for each folder/divider you set up.
Once you get Notability setup:
Open up Notability
Click the icon, top right, that looks like a square with an arrow going INTO it
Select Google Drive
It should automatically show you the Notability folder on your Drive.
Select what you’d like to import.
REMEMBER THAT Folders on Drive = “Subjects” in Notability.
WANT HELP KEEPING YOUR NOTABILITY MATERIAL ORGANIZED?
We’ve had several students lately who have lost data because they had not correctly setup their backups – and then their iPads were either damaged or “the mysterious someone” reset their passcode.
Right now, while you are thinking about it, check to make sure your data is being backed up:
Settings –> iCloud –> Backups ON. GO ahead and click the button to do a backup RIGHT NOW, since you’re there…….
Drive –> Settings –> Photos. YES, automatically backup your Pix and Vids to Drive. The other settings involved are your call [ they won’t make much difference since we are a Google school].
Notability –> Gear icon, bottom left –> Autobackups –> Google Drive should have a checkmark. If it doesn’t, select it. You’ll be prompted through the signon process.
ONCE MORE OPTIONAL THING YOU CAN DO:
Settings –> iTunes. Sign in. The iPad Guy suggests using your personal AppleID [that way any music you buy will always be yours]. If you will never be buying music through iTunes, then it’s OK to use your MDS AppleID. [AND you can switch accounts later if things change].
There IS an option to NOT have a credit card on the account – but you have to look for it on the screen where Apple asks for your credit card.
This betters the odds of doing a simple restore-from-iCloud if your machine croaks, as opposed to setting up from scratch and having the download all your backups manually.