iPad Update for June 2016

The most important thing you can do to ready your iPads for the new school year is to make sure it has been updated to iOS 9.

  1. Prevent students from changing the lock/home screens
  2. Prevent students from setting a Pass Code on the iPads
  3. Hiding the App Store without losing the ability for the App Updates to occur
  4. Very few iTunes, if any, password requests when installing Apps with Airwatch
  5. A much better Keyboard which shows upper and lower case letters
  6. Ability to easily delete all your photos/videos
  7. Many, many more features

Updating your iPads to the latest iOS version. 

This is relatively easy. Many schools have student helpers who are more than willing and able to help with this task.
  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Software Update
  3. Tap Install Now (or Download and Install)
  4. iPads need to be 50%+ charged or they will not do the update.

Making Room…

  • The iPads may be too full of photos/movies to complete the update. Clean out the photo library if this is a problem. If you still need more room, try deleting some larger Apps like Garageband.
  • In order to delete Apps, you will need to release the restriction in Airwatch which prevents students from deleting Apps.
  • The easiest way to do this might be to contact Gary_Toews@sd34.bc.ca to remove the school’s iPad restrictions.
  • If you want to do this yourself, you can log into Airwatch and temporarily remove the profile. Here is how you do this:
    • Go to https://cn239.awmdm.com/AirWatch/#/Profile/List (log into Airwatch if you aren’t already)
    • Find your school’s main restrictions profile in the list.
    • Click on the link to open it.
    • Under the General Tab, delete the Smart Group assigned to the profile.
    • You now can delete Apps and make changes necessary to free up space.


Cleaning out the Photo Library

iOS 9 allows you to quickly select large numbers of photos and videos in order to delete them.  Your student helpers will love doing this!

Please contact Gary_Toews@sd34.bc.ca for assistance with iPads. 604-226-3363

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