Monthly Archives: October 2018

Notability and iCloud

The newest versions of Notability automatically stash your Notes in iCloud – which is nice UNTIL something goes awry.

THE SYMPTOM:

Notability is as slow as Christmas, and you see the “I’m-working-on-it-spinning-icon” more often than not.

We’ve also seen where Notability was trying to bring back notes from LAST YEAR which were not needed [nor appreciated].

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Notability has offloaded some of your notes in iCloud, and is having trouble fetching them back.

HOW TO FIX IT:

FIRST: Make absolutely sure your notes are backed up to Google Drive. If you haven’t organized them using Subjects and Dividers, now is a REAL good time to set that up. It will save TONS of time later.

SECOND: In Notability, go into Settings –> iCloud. Turn it OFF.

WARNING:

You very well might see some of your notes, dividers, and subjects disappear. If that happens, setup the notes and dividers again manually, and then download the missing material from Google Drive.

IOS 12 and missing iBooks

If you have upgraded your iPad to IOS 12, and now your iBooks are missing, try these fixes [taken from a variety of locations across the web}:

  1. Check for another system update in Settings –> General –> Software Update. [Student iPads –> This has to be done at home.]
  2. Do the iPad Reboot Dance.
  3. Redownload the books. In iBooks, click the link “Purchased”. Choose the ebooks you need to recover.
  4. Redownload from iCloud. assuming iCloud is set to backup your iBooks, then this might work.
    Settings –> AppleID (at top left) –> iCloud.
    Swipe down and turn the iBooks switch OFF.
    Wait 30 seconds.
    Do the  iPad Reboot Dance.
    Back to Settings –> AppleID (at top left) –> iCloud –> iBooks.
    Turn the iBooksswitch ON.
    Check iBooks.
  5. Offload the iBooks app.
    Go to Settings –> General –> iPad Storage –> scroll down to iBooks.
    Tap OFFLOAD APP.
    Shutdown, then restart the device.
    Go back intoSettings –> General –> iPad Storage –> and press REINSTALL APP.
    Check iBooks.
    If the books are still not there [or aren’t loading], then reboot your device again.
  6. Toggle iBooks Sync Off, then On.
    Settings –> iBooks –> Sync Bookmarks and Notes.
    Open iBooks.
    If they haven’t shown up, then close iBooks, change it back to ON, and check again