Category Archives: iPads

IOS 11 is here…but wait!

IOS11 is here – but hang on a second before you update your school iPad.

Here are some things to think about:

  1. Not everyone can update. Check Settings —> Software Update to see if you can.
  2. Students cannot update at school, only at home. It’s a network thing.
  3. It’s a ONE WAY street. Once you move your iPad to IOS11, there’s no going back.
  4. It’s going to take a while – I’ve seen reports that say it will take anywhere from a half-hour to several hours. It all depends!
  5. Some Apps will no longer work. For MDS the core standard apps will all work under IOS 11. To check the apps that won’t BEFORE you upgrade go to
    Settings —> About —> Applications,
    and look at the list.
  6. If you need some nonworking apps removed from your iPad, send an email to Mr. Rule with the list.

WANT TO KNOW MORE BEFORE YOU DECIDE?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-11-iphone-best-features-how-to-download-and-more/

“Your Cookies are Disabled” – trying to login to Drive or Moodle

If you get a red error message telling you that your cookies are disabled – and this prevents you from getting into Moodle, Drive, or setting up Notability to backup your notes to Drive, here are some steps to take:

1: Try a different web browser. You have three: Safari, Chrome, Firefox.

2:  Do the iPad Reboot Dance

The “iPad Reboot Dance”

 

3. Clear your Cache and Cookies

iPads: Clear Cache and Cookies in Web Browser

4. Shutdown your ipad before leaving home.  Don’t start it back up until you are on-campus.

5. If ALL of that fails, select
Settings –> General –> Reset  –> Reset All Settings.

You should get message telling you that settings will be reset but no data will be lost. If you do NOT see that message, CANCEL – because you selected the wrong option.

 

Come by the ARC if you have any questions!

 

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.