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Save Your Data! [what to do after your iPad gets wiped]

Here’s what you need to MAKE SURE gets setup after your iPad gets wiped – or better yet, BEFORE something happens  to your iPad.

The Short List

  1. iCloud signed in to your MDS email address
  2. iCloud Backup ON
  3. Google Drive – signed in, Pix auto-backup
  4. Notability – backing up to Google Drive
  5. Setup Email

The Detailed List

iCloud

This will make it faster to setup your iPad in case of a disaster.

  • Settings –> iCloud
  • Make sure you are signed in. You should see YOUR MDS EMAIL at the top. If you have used a different email address, CHANGE IT NOW. If you want to know why, ask Mr. Rule.
  • Turn iCloud Backup ON – and start a backup.

 

Google Drive

Automatically backup your pictures and videos after you take them.

  • Sign in to Google Drive
  • Look for the 3 stacked lines, top left. [It’s called a “hamburger menu”].
  • Click it.
  • Select Settings…..
  • Select Photos
  • Turn ON both sliders at the top [Use Google Photos folder, Autobackup].
  • Sometimes the “Google Photos” option is grayed out. I don’t know why. Let me know if you figure it out.

 

Notability

Automatically back up everything in Notability to a folder on Google Drive.

  • Fire up Notability
  • Bottom Left corner – click the gear icon [settings]
  • AutoBackup
  • Google Drive
  • Login
  • Give it permission

 

Setup Email

  • Settings –>Email
  • Add new account
  • It’s a GOOGLE account
  • Fill in the fields – should be easy to figure out.
  • When you get to the screen with 4 sliders – turn all 4 of them green, then hit SAVE

iPad Setup – 6th grade – Fall 2015

Gestures

  • Swipe
  • Octopus Squish
  • 3-finger swipe
  • 2 finger Zoom

 

Buttons

  • Power
  • Home
    • Once = home screen
    • Twice = All apps running so you can switch to or quit out of them

 

Search [Spotlight]

  • Swipe down in the middle where nothing is
  • Type what you are looking for

 

START

  • Swipe to get past the first screen
  • Set Country and Language
  • Select the wi-fi network MDS-STUDENT
    • Username is mds##### – known as your MDS number.
    • Password is your Moodle password.
  • “MDS can Configure your iPad” Select YES.

 

APPLEID

  • BIRTHDATE: Your month and date, but year should be 1971
  • Your first and last name
  • USE YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS
  • mds#####@mountdesales.net
  • Moodle Password, UNLESS
    • if it is missing a number, add 1871 to the end of your moodle password
    • if Moodle password is ALL CAPS or all lowercase, ask what to do.
  • Security Questions – answer all three
  • Rescue email – JUST SKIP IT
  • Do you like to get ads in your email account? NO? Then Turn it off [“Receive Notifications”, I think.].
  • “YOUR ACCOUNT HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED” = GOOD
  • “YOUR DEVICE IS INELIGIBLE….” = BAD, Mr. Rule needs to note it, call Apple, & pitch a fit.

 

MERAKI MDM

  • Start Meraki MDM
  • Select ALL IPADS
  • It will switch screens 2 times
  • Answer YES/TRUST/INSTALL until it quits asking
  • “LOCATION SETTINGS” – Turn them ON after clicking “Location Settings”
  • “RUN IN BACKGROUND” – YES, please!

 

MAIL

  • Settings –> Mail
  • CREATE NEW ACCOUNT
  • GOOGLE ACCOUNT
  • mds#####@mountdesales.net, moodle password
  • YES, ALLOW, CONNECT <– whatever the buttons say.
  • Be Sure to hit SAVE at the end.

 

FINISH UP APPLEID

  • Check your Mail
  • Find email that says “Verify Your AppleID”
  • See link in message that says “Verify your AppleID”.
  • Click it.
  • Login with your AppleID and AppleID password [Moodle, or Moodle + 1871….????]
  • “YOU ARE NOW VERIFIED” = GOOD!
  • “YOU ARE VERIFIED BUT THINGS ARE STILL NOT SETUP ALL THE WAY” = GOOD! Keep going on….

 

ICLOUD SETTINGS – making sure things are setup correctly

  • Settings –> iCloud
  • TURN ON
    • Find my iPad
    • Backup

Google Drive

  1. Search for DRIVE
  2. Sign in – mds#####@mountdesales.net / Moodle password
  3. It WILL ask for it twice. Ask Mr. Rule later if you want to know why.
  4. “Back Up Photos/Videos?”
    1. This is a new feature – Drive can automatically backup your photos and videos from your camera roll, in the background, to your Drive space.
    2. I suggest YES.
    3. Wi-FI only [no cell radio available]
    4. Upload Size?  I Suggest HIGH QUALITY.
      1. It backs up faster than “original quality”.
    5. DO allow access to Photos.

Notability

  1. Time to setup auto-backup to Drive.
  2. Click past the intro screen. Get back to your Library.
  3. Bottom Left, click the Gear icon to get to settings.
  4. Select AutoBackup, select Google Drive.
  5. Login.
  6. YES, allow access.
  7. CLOSE

 


 

 

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iPad Setup – Fall 2015

These instructions may not cover all possible things you’ll see on your iPad. Check with a teacher or Mr. Rule before clicking on something if you aren’t sure about something.

In some cases your iPad may not do things in the same order as listed below. This is NORMAL. No one really knows why……or at least “the mysterious they” haven’t bothered to tell Mr. Rule.

PLEASE help each other out – especially new students who aren’t familiar with iPads.

STAY CLASSY!


First:

Make sure you have the correct cable + a charger block.


The cable should match the charger port on the iPad.



If your iPad has the “Hello” screen, start here:

  • Swipe to get past the first screen
  • Select the wi-fi network MDS-STUDENT
    • Username is mds##### – known as your MDS number.
    • Password is your Moodle password.
  • “MDS can Configure your iPad” Select YES.
  • AppleID:
    • If you already have one, Login.
      • mds#####@mountdesales.net, password is your Moodle password.
      • If your Moodle password DOES NOT have:
        • a number, add 1871 to the end of it
        • an uppercase letter, change the case of the FIRST letter of your Moodle password
        • a lowercase letter, change the case of teh FIRST letter of your Moodle password
      • If NONE of these work and it keeps telling you “incorrect password”, you’ll need to do the reset password dance. Skip this step, and either figure it out OR come see Mrs. Andrews or Mr. Rule in the ARC later this week.
    • If you do NOT have an AppleID, you will need to set one up later. Skip this step for now.
      • When everything else is done, CLICK HERE for instructions on setting up an AppleID, and why you want to.
    • Siri? Your choice – Siri may or may not work.
    • Welcome to iPad!
    • Continue with the instruction below.

 


If your iPad has the new cover screen with Monty and your name on it – OR a notification that your iPad hasn’t been backed up in umpteen days, start with these instructions:

HINT: It’s faster to SEARCH for the app requested below, rather than blindly looking for it. Swipe DOWN in a blank area of the screen, and type the first few letters of the app [for example, type “set” to call up Settings, “mer” will call up Meraki, etc.]

NOTE: You MAY not have to setup your email again. Doublecheck it, though.

  1. Join the network again [returning students only]
    1. You’ll have to “resubscribe” to the network.
    2. Settings –> Wifi.
    3. Select MDS-Student
    4. If the login screen doesn’t automatically come up, then start up a web browser [Safari or Chrome]. Try to go to a website that is OFF-CAMPUS that you haven’t visited in a while. Macon.com, perhaps!
    5. That should force the login screen to come up.
  2. Settings –> Mail/Contacts/Calendars
    1. If your email is already setup, skip this step.
    2. If not, SETUP ACCOUNT
    3. Select GOOGLE
    4. Sign in – mds#####@mountdesales.net, Moodle Password
    5. When it asks “IOS would like to access blahblahblah” click YES – give it permission.
  3. Settings –> iCloud
    1. IF you already have an account, go ahead and sign in.
      1. If your moodle password is missing a number, you should have added 1871 to the end of it.
      2. If it is missing either an upper or lowercase letter, you should have changed the case of the FIRST letter in your moodle password to create the AppleID password.
    2. IF you can’t get your password to work, go to iforgot.apple.com and reset it.
    3. If you do NOT have an MDS AppleID, then you need to set one up. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions.
  4. Google Drive
    1. Search for DRIVE
    2. Sign in – mds#####@mountdesales.net and Moodle password
    3. It WILL ask for it twice. Ask Mr. Rule later if you want to know why.
    4. “Back Up Photos/Videos?”
      1. This is a new feature – Drive can automatically backup your photos and videos from your camera roll, in the background, to your Drive space.
      2. I suggest YES.
      3. Upload Size?  I Suggest HIGH QUALITY.
        1. It backs up faster than “original quality”.
      4. DO allow access to Photos.
  5. Notability
    1. Time to setup auto-backup to Drive.
    2. Click past the intro screen. Get back to your Library.
    3. Bottom Left, click the Gear icon to get to settings.
    4. Select Accounts –> Google Drive. Login, YES allow access.
    5. Select AutoBackup, select Google Drive.
    6. Want to get some of your material from last year back into Notability? CLICK HERE and scroll down to the Notability section for instructions.
  6. Setup Meraki MDM
    1. THIS IS CRITICAL!
    2. You should see a list of Networks. Select ALL IPADS.
    3. The iPad will switch to a  web browser, then settings, and a whole slew of dialog boxes will pop up.
    4. Answer YES/AGREE/ALLOW/ to each one.
    5. Once the iPad switches back to the Meraki App, it should say “Enrolled in All iPads”.
    6. IF you accidentally enrolled in the wrong network, send an email to Mr. Rule and let him know which network you accidentally put yourself into. He’ll fix it later, behind the scenes.
    7. IF Meraki asks you about turning on Location Services, YES, turn it on.
    8. YES, allow Meraki to access location even when not running.
    9. WHAT MERAKI DOES:
      1. Allows your iPad to work better with our network.
      2. Gives us a second way to find your iPad when you misplace it.
      3. It IS a requirement for accessing our network.
  7. Returning Students: Time to Clean Up after yourself
    1. Call up Photos app. Clear out old Photos.
    2. Call up Notes and Reminders – clear those out as well.
    3. Call up email – clear out old email.
    4. These are ALL taking up space on your iPad!

    5.  

      Select MDS-STUDENT
      Select MDS-STUDENT

      Use your MDS number and moodle password
      Use your MDS number and moodle password

      Click the Done button at the top right. Now you are connected to the network.
      Click the Done button at the top right. Now you are connected to the network.

      If it says "MDS can configure your iPad", YES, Apply Configuration.
      If it says “MDS can configure your iPad”, YES, Apply Configuration.

      Siri on or off-  your call. It may not work due to a configuration setting.
      Siri on or off- your call. It may not work due to a configuration setting.

      Click Get Started.
      Click Get Started.

      Settings --> iCloud. Either Login, or Create a new account. tech.mountdesales.net has details - search for iCloud.
      Settings –> iCloud. Either Login, or Create a new account. tech.mountdesales.net has details – search for iCloud.

      Settings --> Mail. Account type is GOOGLE GMAIL.
      Settings –> Mail. Account type is GOOGLE GMAIL.

      Select GOOGLE GMAIL
      Select GOOGLE GMAIL

      If you see this box. you successfully setup your email.
      If you see this box. you successfully setup your email.

      Drive Setup - YES< autobackup your photos.
      Drive Setup – YES< autobackup your photos.

      I suggest "High Quality"
      I suggest “High Quality”

      Notability - the Library screen.
      Notability – the Library screen.

      Click the Gear icon, bottom left. Accounts --> Drive, and login.
      Click the Gear icon, bottom left. Accounts –> Drive, and login.

      YES, allow Notability to access your Drive info.
      YES, allow Notability to access your Drive info.

      Meraki setup - YES, allow Meraki to determine your location. That is a critical feature of the app and our network.
      Meraki setup – YES, allow Meraki to determine your location. That is a critical feature of the app and our network.

      YEs, turn Location Services ON.
      YEs, turn Location Services ON.

      Green = ON
      Green = ON

      YES, allow Meraki to work even if not using the app. ALLOW.
      YES, allow Meraki to work even if not using the app. ALLOW.