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2020 iPad Handout

–> This is a link to the Setup Slideshow. <–

Step One

Get on the network [Settings –> WiFi]

Choose MDS-Student. MDS*****, your standard password.

Step Two

Check to make sure things are setup.

  • Mail [if setting up your account, choose the Google/Gmail option]
  • Drive – open it and login
  • Notability autobackup – first screen, Gear icon on bottom left, Autobackup. Make sure Google Drive is turned on.

Step Three [only for Upper School]

Middle school, please see the slideshow link above, or the text at the bottom of this article.

Login to your AppleID [Settings –> top left column]


  • Login with your mds email
  • If your mds password has at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number, your AppleID password if likely to just be your MDS password.
  • If your MDS password is missing a number, try add 1871 to the end.
  • If it is missing an uppercase or lowercase letter, try changing the case of the first letter in your password.
  • If you changed it and have forgotten – go through the reset process again.
  • If things just don’t work, reset your password.


  • Three words: FIND MY IPAD


You need to set one up.

Easiest way is to surf over to appleid.apple.com

  • Use your mds email address
  • Use your MDS password
  • Security questions: your call. These are only used to retrieve your password if you forget it.
  • You’ll have to click on a link in an email to complete the setup.
  • THEN go to Settings –> click on the left column top and get logged in.

Step 4

Google Photos –> set to autobackup your pix/vids

Fire up Google Photos


You should see the options there. “Original Quality” is OK.

Step Three for Middle School

There are some changes for the middle school this year.

A. If you are a returning student to MDS, AND your AppleID is already setup, AND you know what the password is:

  • Settings
  • Login to AppleID [top of the left column]
  • Login.
  • If you don’t remember your AppleID password, you can either;
    • Try adding 1871 or 1876 to the end of your MDS password
    • Reset the password [there is a link, or you can surf to iforgot.apple.com to reset it.
    • or start using a school-managed AppleID, as explained in the next section

B. If you are a new-to-MDS student
OR are choosing to use a school-managed AppleID:

  • You will need your MDS password AND the temporary AppleID password for your account. Your teacher has access to that information.
  • Settings –> Login to AppleID [at the top of the left column].
  • Your AppleID email address is your mds#@mountdesales.net [For example, 55555@mountdesales.net.
    • NOTE: This is DIFFERENT from your MDS email address – which is something like mds55555@mountdesales.net
  • It will ask you for a password – use the TEMPORARY PASSWORD you have been given.
  • THEN the system will ask you to create a new password:
    • First, for “Old password” type in the TEMPORARY password you were given. [This is the last time you will use it.]
    • For new password, use your standard MDS password. If the system doesn’t like yours, try adding 1871 to the end of it.