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AppleID – Are you signed in?

If you are NOT signed in to your iCloud/AppleID account, then Find My iPad will NOT work. This might not seem like a big deal now, but will be when you misplace your iPad [ask the 10 students who have misplaced theirs this week] OR had theirs stolen out of their car [yes, it has happened].

So CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED IN TO YOUR iCLOUD ACCOUNT. Here’s how:

If you running IOS 10:

Open up Settings

At the top left you will see one of two or three things:

AppleID is NOT signed in

If you see this, your iPad is NOT signed in. You should sign in RIGHT NOW – use your MDS email account and your Moodle password.

NOTE: If your moodle password does not have at least one uppercase latter, one lowercase letter, and one number, you should have modified your moodle password to make your AppleID password.

Switch the case of the first letter. If missing a number, add 1871 to the end of your moodle password.

If you have changed, or didn’t follow these instructions at the beginning, you’ll need to do the “reset password” dance.


If you see this then you are indeed signed in.

TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION –> DON’T!

Click and say “NOT NOW”. Save yourself some headaches.

Click on the note about Two Factor Authentication, and click on “Not Now”. This will save you a lot of headaches.

 

 

iPad apps not installing?

Sometimes when app are installing while you are at school, then you go home, then come back to school the next day, the app install process hangs.
To jumpstart the process so the rest of your apps come in:
  • Doubleclick the Home button
  • Swipe up out of all the running apps
  • Press and hold the top power button until the slider “Swipe to Power Down” appears.
  • Swipe it.
  • Once the screen goes black, count SLOWLY to 30.
  • Press and hold the power button until the Apple Logo appears. Then let go.
  • Wait a long while – apps should start installing again.