Prepare Your iPad
Before updating the iPads, students need to make sure everything is backed up. Students do not want to lose any important files on their iPads when they update them. Please take a few minutes to check some of the settings on the iPads (even if the apps are not being used yet).
- Settings > Keynote > Use iCloud > Turned It On
- Settings > Pages > Use iCloud > Turn It On
- Notability app > Settings (Settings icon at the bottom left-hand corner of the page) > iCloud > Turn it On
- If you want to save your Notability files and your Photos/Videos to another location (just in case), Click Here for directions on how those files to Google Drive. You have a Google Drive account a large amount of storage available as a student in the Walton County School District.
After you have checked your settings, do these three steps to get your iPads to back up.
- Connect it to a power source
- Connect it to a Wi-Fi
- Lock the iPad screen (press the power button once)
Update Your iPad
If you have already prepared your iPad for the update, you may go ahead and update your iPad to the latest iOS 9. When you update, we suggest doing it away from school. The update can take a while--especially at school where the Wi-Fi can be overloaded at times.
When you are ready to do the update:
- Make sure you have enough battery life by plugging your iPad into a power source. (Your iPad will need at least 50% battery charge to install the update.)
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install. Keep in mind that your device will restart when the installation is finished, and you won’t be able to use it during the installation.
- Once the update is complete, follow the iPad prompts. When you get to the "Location Services" screen, make sure you choose "Enable Location Services". This helps you find your iPad if it gets lost.