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
Sometimes you have logged into your Google account on multiple machines and devices – AND you told all those browsers to save your login.
Why is this a problem? Because that means your younger sibling can easily get into your stuff – just by opening up a browser window.
Here is how you can log out of EVERYWHERE you are logged in, all at the same time. This info is from https://www.wikihow.com/Sign-Out-of-Your-Google-Account-on-All-Devices-at-Once
Go to https://myaccount.google.com/device-activity in a web browser.
You might have to login again.
Click More details under a device to learn more about it. This shows more information about this sign-in, which varies by device type. You’ll often see the date and time of the last activity, an estimated location, and the names of apps you used to sign in to a Google product.
- Click Show IP addresses if you want to see the IP address(es) used by the device when it signed in.
- Click Find device to see your device on a map (if it’s an Android). If it’s an iPhone/iPad or computer, you’ll just see an expanded list of activity times and dates on this page.
- You may see devices on which you signed into Google a long time ago but haven’t used in a while. Don’t panic just yet—this can happen with Androids, as well as Chromebooks and other computers on which you use Google Backup and Sync. If you do see odd time and date stamps, locations you’ve never been to, or apps you don’t use, click Don’t recognize this device
Click Sign out to log out remotely. A confirmation screen will appear, asking if you’re sure you want to sign out.
Click Sign out to confirm. This logs you out of the device.
- At this point, you may see another pop-up window letting you know that if you installed apps on that device that could access your Google account, those apps may still be able to use your account. Click Manage app access if you want to revoke an app’s access to your Google account. When you’re finished, click OK to close the window.
Sign out of other devices.
Although there’s no way to log out everywhere at once, you can quickly click each logged-in device and click its Sign out button.
- If you don’t need to find out more information about a device, just click the three dots at the top-right corner of a device in the list and select Sign out.