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2019 iPad Handout

Step One

Get on the network [Settings –> WiFi]

Choose MDS-Student. MDS*****, your standard password.

Step Two

Check to make sure things are setup.

  • Mail [if setting up your account, choose the Google/Gmail option]
  • Drive – open it and login
  • Notability autobackup – first screen, Gear icon on bottom left, Autobackup. Make sure Google Drive is turned on.

Step Three

Login to your AppleID [Settings –> top left column]

IF YOU HAVE A SCHOOL APPLEID ALREADY:

  • Login with your mds email
  • If your mds password has at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number, your AppleID password if likely to just be your MDS password.
  • If your MDS password is missing a number, try add 1871 to the end.
  • If it is missing an uppercase or lowercase letter, try changing the case of the first letter in your password.
  • If you changed it and have forgotten – go through the reset process again.
  • If things just don’t work, reset your password.

WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?

  • Three words:
  • FIND MY IPAD

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SCHOOL APPLEID:

You need to set one up.

Easiest way is to surf over to appleid.apple.com

  • Use your mds email address
  • Use your MDS password
  • Security questions: your call. These are only used to retrieve your password if you forget it.
  • You’ll have to click on a link in an email to complete the setup.
  • THEN go to settings –> click on the left column top and get logged in.

Step 4

Google Photos –> set to autobackup your pix/vids

Fire up Google Photos

Settings

You should see the options there. “Original Quality” is OK.

Why would someone hack my old PC?

There is potentially a lot of useful / sellable info on that old PC that you haven’t used in a while.

What your old hacked PC can be used for by the “bad guys”

This is from https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/the-scrap-value-of-a-hacked-pc-revisited/

There’s a lot of bad actors online, but there are indeed things you can do to be safer. Watch the tech site for more articles, coming soon.

Remind App –> Verizon issue

If you use Verizon, you need to change how you receive Remind messages.

As of January 28th, 2019 Remind users who use Verizon for their service will no longer receive Remind messages as texts.

Sprint, T-mobile, and customers of other carriers are NOT affected. Only Verizon customers. See below for links to more details.

Verizon customers have two options [both are free]:

  1. Turn on smartphone notifications in the Remind app settings [it’s already installed on student iPads]
  2. Go to Remind.com, login to your account, and turn on email notifications. [You might have to create an account if you haven’t already done so.]

MORE DETAILS

“Service Disruption for Verizon Wireless users in the United States”

“Verizon service disruption: Frequently asked questions”

“How do I change my message notifications?”