Category Archives: Student

iPad Battery Checkout

Recharge your iPad on the go

If you are tired of being stressed out because you forgot to charge your iPad last night like you were supposed to – swing by the ARC and pick up a battery.

We have a limited number of batteries available for checkout.

Available in the ARC – but there are a few things you have to take care of

The Procedure:

  1. Fill out the form at the counter in the ARC
  2. Leave some collateral with Mrs. Andrews [cell phone, keys, etc]. Note that your younger sibling is NOT acceptable collateral!
  3. Mrs. Andrews will hand the battery to you. It will charge your iPad twice over – but that takes several hours!
  4. When done with it, hand it to MRS. ANDREWS. DEADLINE: Before Flex.

NOTE: You will be responsible for any damage to the battery or cable – EVEN IF SOMEONE ELSE DID IT.

The Form. Each battery has a number on it.

Notability and iCloud

The newest versions of Notability automatically stash your Notes in iCloud – which is nice UNTIL something goes awry.

THE SYMPTOM:

Notability is as slow as Christmas, and you see the “I’m-working-on-it-spinning-icon” more often than not.

We’ve also seen where Notability was trying to bring back notes from LAST YEAR which were not needed [nor appreciated].

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Notability has offloaded some of your notes in iCloud, and is having trouble fetching them back.

HOW TO FIX IT:

FIRST: Make absolutely sure your notes are backed up to Google Drive. If you haven’t organized them using Subjects and Dividers, now is a REAL good time to set that up. It will save TONS of time later.

SECOND: In Notability, go into Settings –> iCloud. Turn it OFF.

WARNING:

You very well might see some of your notes, dividers, and subjects disappear. If that happens, setup the notes and dividers again manually, and then download the missing material from Google Drive.

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