Here’s what you need to MAKE SURE gets setup after your iPad gets wiped – or better yet, BEFORE something happens to your iPad.
The Short List
- iCloud signed in to your MDS email address
- iCloud Backup ON
- Google Drive – signed in, Pix auto-backup
- Notability – backing up to Google Drive
- Setup Email
The Detailed List
This will make it faster to setup your iPad in case of a disaster.
- Settings –> iCloud
- Make sure you are signed in. You should see YOUR MDS EMAIL at the top. If you have used a different email address, CHANGE IT NOW. If you want to know why, ask Mr. Rule.
- Turn iCloud Backup ON – and start a backup.
Automatically backup your pictures and videos after you take them.
- Sign in to Google Drive
- Look for the 3 stacked lines, top left. [It’s called a “hamburger menu”].
- Click it.
- Select Settings…..
- Select Photos
- Turn ON both sliders at the top [Use Google Photos folder, Autobackup].
- Sometimes the “Google Photos” option is grayed out. I don’t know why. Let me know if you figure it out.
Automatically back up everything in Notability to a folder on Google Drive.
- Fire up Notability
- Bottom Left corner – click the gear icon [settings]
- Google Drive
- Give it permission
- Settings –>Email
- Add new account
- It’s a GOOGLE account
- Fill in the fields – should be easy to figure out.
- When you get to the screen with 4 sliders – turn all 4 of them green, then hit SAVE
If you are a Senior who needs to keep access to your documents, or you are leaving for other reasons, here are a few notes on how to transfer your data/emails/ etc.
Emails: Forward your emails to your personal account…. or see the link below.
- email the drive documents to your personal account.
- download the files onto a flash drive, or onto your computer at home. If you select multiple document, Drive will zip them all together first. Just don’t do too many of them!
- In extreme cases the Tech Dept. may be able to do something called Google Takeout, which will download all of your Drive docs onto a flash drive. Contact us to see if that’s possible.
You can also check out this article:
It has some detailed instructions. We ARE a “Google Apps” school, so the limitations mentioned in the article apply.
Try this search – there are several other articles listing ways to move your data with you:
…and you will see several possibilities.
Here’s the quick version:
Top left corner, where it says “MAIL” with the down arrow.
Click the arrow, select CONTACTS.
New Group [left side]. Give it a name.
Click on the group name in the list [on the left].
Button up top – add names to the group.
You can manually type ’em in, copy/paste [I presume], etc.
Save the group.
To send to the group you type in the group name in the address field of the new message.
Want more details?
Creating Contact Groups – Gmail help
Quickly create large contact groups – Youtube video
How to make a mailing list in gmail