Category Archives: Faculty

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 App Portal

New to the ipads this year is the App Portal, a place where students can download a selection of apps to their iPad.

No – not just any apps in the store. You won’t see Clash of Clans there…. or even Instagram.

The app list will grow from its current state, so keep on eye on it or keep watching  WMDS, where we’ll be making announcements.

THE CATCH:

Once you download an app, you will not be able to delete it. So what do you do if you’ve downloaded something from the portal and want to get rid of it?

THE SOLUTION:

Email iPad [at] mountdesales.net – tell the iPad Guy what app THAT YOU DOWNLOADED FROM THE PORTAL you’d like to be deleted from your iPad.

GOT AN IDEA FOR AN APP TO ADD?

Don’t email the iPad Guy. Requests must come from faculty and administration!

 

My iPad is in the wrong time zone!

If your iPad clock is a few hours off [it thinks it’s still in California…], here’s how to bring it to Eastern time:

  • Settings–>Privacy
  • Locations Services –> Turn ON

This will let the iPad figure out where it is.

While you are there, the iPad Guy suggests you make these changes:

  • System Services:
    • Leave these ON:
      • Compass Calibration
      • Emergency SOS
      • Find My iPad
      • Setting Time Zone
      • WiFi Networking
    • Turn these OFF:
      • Homekit
      • Location-Based ANTHING [Alerts, Ads, Suggestions]
      • Frequent Locations
      • Product Improvement – all 3 OFF
    • Status Bar Icon ON

These will extend your battery life and better protect your privacy AND reduce some annoyances.

It will take a while for the iPad to update the time.
Want to speed up the process?

  • Settings –> General –> Date&Time
  • Turn “Set Automatically” Off
  • Change “Cupertino” to “Atlanta”
  • Then you can change the “Set Automatically” back on if you want to.