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Notability: Backup to Drive, Retrieve from Drive

Backing up Notability to Drive

Make SURE your Notability files are backing up to Google Drive

First, Open Notability.

2. On the screen where your documents are listed, at bottom left, click the gear icon.

Gear = Settings.
? = help.
i = app info.

3. Select AutoBackup.

4. if Google Drive has a checkmark, your files are being backed up. Look at the bottom of the box to check the location – the iPad Guy suggests /Notability/ as the location [i.e. inside a folder named “Notability”]

If there is NO checkmark, then click on the text Google Drive. Login.

Getting files from Drive into Notability

The import icon is the middle one.
The middle icon is “import”.

FIRST:

  • Get your Dividers and Subjects setup in Notability
  • Select a location[folder]  in Notability.
    THEN select what to import. Drive is organized just like notability was – if you had folders/dividers in Notability, then you will see folders in Drive, inside the Notability folder.
    Your Notability selection is WHERE the files will be imported to.
  • You will need to do this for each folder/divider you set up.

Once you get Notability setup:

  • Open up Notability
  • Click the icon, top right, that looks like a square with an arrow going INTO it
  • Select Google Drive
  • It should automatically show you the Notability folder on your Drive.
  • Select what you’d like to import.
REMEMBER THAT Folders on Drive = “Subjects” in Notability.

WANT HELP KEEPING YOUR NOTABILITY MATERIAL ORGANIZED?

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