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Don’t FRY your iPad!

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”.

Look for this icon on the packaging – but make sure it isn’t counterfeit!

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.

My iPad can’t…..[problems]

Some basic things to check when your iPad is misbehaving  – weird problems like email not downloading, or not being able to download Moodle docs into Notability, etc.

1) Do you have any room open in your ipad?
2) Have you done the Reboot Dance lately?
3) Do you have an active internet connection?
Try surfing to an off-campus site you’ve never visited before – like www.hamsandwichtees.com
4) Are you on the correct network?
Make sure you’re on MDS-student and not MDS-tech in Settings
5) Is your OS up to date?
Settings –> General –> Software Update
If not, we can switch your network and get it updated at school [takes about an hour], or you can update it at home.
6) Have you tried the Moodle document download using a different web browser?

Airserver – setup and using

To start Airserver on your Windows PC, click on the Caret icon on the bottom right area of your toolbar.
 

Then click on the Airserver icon:

You should be able to start Airserver if it isn’t running and set some options. Options to note:

  • Let Airserver startup automatically when you login to your machine
  • Require a passcode before anyone can broadcast to your machine
  • Show a passcode onscreen – which someone would have to enter before they can project.

Advice:

TRY IT OUT before using in class. You just never know what technical glitches you might encounter!

How do I mirror my iOS device over to a computer running AirServer?

On your iPad running iOS 10 or later: follow these steps to connect to AirServer from your iOS device:
  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center.
  2. The Control Center should show an option called “AirPlay Mirroring”, tap the “AirPlay Mirroring” window.
    If the option “AirPlay Mirroring” is not available, then swipe the control center to the left and the option “AirPlay Mirroring” should be visible.
  3. Now you should have a list of AirPlay receivers on your network from the menu that appeared.
  4. Select the AirPlay destination that has your computer name and the Mirroring should start on your screen.
If you are using iOS 9 or earlier you can connect to AirServer from your iOS device by following these steps:
  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center
  2. Tap the AirPlay icon. You should now see a list of AirPlay enabled receivers available on your network.
  3. Tap the name of your AirPlay receiver you wish to AirPlay to. This would be the name of your computer if you are streaming to.
  4. To begin mirroring, toggle the mirroring switch.

CLICK HERE to see a visual picture tour of the process.

You CAN have multiple iPads on your screen at the same time. CLICK HERE for details.

 

General help: https://support.airserver.com/

Sources for the above information:

https://support.airserver.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1465551-how-do-i-mirror-my-ios-device-over-to-a-computer-running-airserver-

https://support.airserver.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1470556-how-to-connect-an-ios-device-to-your-mac-pc