SENIORS Here are the dates when you will turn in your iPads.
READ THIS ENTIRE ENTRY FOR ALL THE DETAILS!
FIRST POSSIBLE DATE: Wednesday, April 25
If you have NO exams, you may turn in your iPad beginning this date.
If you have Exam[s] – turn in after your last exam.
THE ABSOLUTE LAST DAY
TO TURN IN YOUR IPAD IS
WEDNESDAY MAY 2 BEFORE 3:45 PM
IN THE ARC
WITH ALL THE PARTS
NOT THE FRONT OFFICE – Mrs. Silva will NOT be able to accept any iPads NOR iPad Parts [cables, chargers, etc].
WHAT TO TURN IN
iPad, IN the case WITH the front screen
Paperwork [to be filled out in the ARC]
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO
Have it charged up more than 20%.
Sign out of your AppleID. If you have two-factor-authentication turned on, you WILL NEED the cell phone you used to turn it on. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.
Change passcode to all zeros.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T DO THIS STUFF?
We will NOT accept the unit until your AppleID is signed out. If you don’t have access to the connected cell phone number, you’ll have to turn it in later.
If you unit isn’t charged enough for us to get the signin process completed, then you can plug your iPad in and wait until it has enough juice….or you can come back later.
I DON’T HAVE MY CHARGING CABLE OR CHARGER BLOCK?
DO NOT go out and buy a replacement. We buy in bulk, so we get things cheaper than you can. If you buy an el cheapo replacement block, we’re going to charge you anyway for a replacement Genuine Apple charger block or MiFi certified cable, so don’t bother replacing it yourself.
MY CABLE OR CHARGER IS DAMAGED? Bring it in anyway. You’ll get credit for turning in your parts.
I FORGET TO BRING SOMETHING WHEN I TURN IN MY IPAD?
Bring it TO THE ARC later, but BEFORE the “drop dead date”. We’re tracking who turns in what, etc, so you’ll get credited.
I FORGET TO TURN IN SOMETHING?
You are in High School, for pete’s sake.You are no longer 4 years old. Take care of your business. Do what it takes to make it happen.
Your parents will get a bill. You will undoubtedly hear about it all summer long.
Some students have turned what is called Two-Factor Authentication on inside their iCloud account.
For most of your digital devices, this is a good idea. HOWEVER, for the MDS iPads, it creates a lot more work for the tech team AND has the potential to keep your iPad from getting prepped for the next school year.
Therefore it is MANDATORY that two factor be turned off on your iCloud account [and thus your iPad] BEFORE you will be allowed to turn your iPad in.
So what happens if you don’t turn in your iPad? You get a substantial bill – enough to make the people in your life who pay the bills VERY unhappy.
So how do you know if it is turned on or off?
On your iPad, calling up Settings
Top left, click on your name
Click Password & Security
Two-Factor Authentication should be turned OFF
If it IS, then your will be allowed to turn in your iPad.
If it is ON, then do this BEFORE YOU TRY TO TURN IN YOUR IPAD:
On a web browser, surf over to appleid.apple.com
Login. Your account and password should be the same as your email – if it is not, check with Tech Support.
Call up Account Settings
Call up Security
Locate the part where the screen says Two-Factor Authentication is ON. Click the link to turn it OFF.
You will have to select some security questions. Check with Tech Support to see what we recommend.
DO NOT add a rescue email or a trusted phone number – unless you like making your life more complicated and giving yourself headaches.
Logout of the site.
On your iPad, you will have to type in your AppleID password again. Please do so – that way your backup can happen.
MDS tech has seen three iPads that have been electrically fried, resulting in a need for replacement [and a bill sent out].
According to tech support, this is caused by using el-cheapo cables or charger blocks that are NOT Apple “Mfi certified”.
All students are given a charger block AND a quality cable at the beginning of school. Obviously it can be handy to have extras at the house, but PLEASE make certain they are quality, certified cables and chargers.
PLEASE MAKE SURE ANY CHARGERS OR CABLES YOU PURCHASE ARE MFI-CERTIFIED.
The makes certain that the cables are wired correctly, the charger blocks have the correct circuit protection, and they won’t damage your iPad.
One clue that they are NOT certified is their price –> cables that are $3 are probably NOT certified, and they very well can fry your iPad.