When you first power on your device you will be taken through the iOS welcome wizard.
The first stage of this wizard is to connect to the internet:
We would recommend enabling location services.
Every iPad must be secured with a passcode. The rules for passcode creation are:
Siri is a voice interface to your device. If you are not going to use this function then we suggest you turn it off.
The standard e-mail client for iOS is Outlook. The Outlook icon will be on the second home screen, which you can access by swiping left. To configure Outlook:
You will then be shown a short guide.
While working at Aston you have access to Microsoft's Office 365 service. Office 365 allows you to install and use Microsoft Office products on phones, tablets and personal PCs.
To configure the Office apps:
NOTE: IT Services are still setting up the Box service. The instructions below are incomplete and should not currently be used. Please re-visit this page once the Box service has been announced.
To allow you to store, access and share files easily, the University has recently subscribed the the Box cloud service. Box works in a similar way to Dropbox but instead of using a personal account it is linked to your university account.
To configure the Box app:
To add Box as a location to save and open attachements to/from:
We recommend tapping the 'x' next to the other Add location options to dismiss them.
To add Box as a location to save and open files to/from:
The Skype for Business app will allow you to communicate with co-workers and others via message, audio and video. To configure the app:
When working off campus your iPad will continue to work as normal. If you wish to access your e-mail or files stored in Box you will just need an internet connection. If you need to connect back to your office PC, or other University services, you will need to connect to the University virtual private network (VPN) service first. To configure your iPad to do this:
When you want to connect to the VPN service:
To disconnect from the VPN service:
There are two options to installing apps on your iPad:
If you want to pay for an app from a University account then IT Services will need to install the app for you. The process for this is as follows:
Apps purchased in this way can be transfered to and from different users.
Note: Apps purchased in this way will belong to the University. If you leave the University you will not be able to take these apps with you.
If you are happy to pay for the app yourself, or if the app you want is free, then you can install it yourself. To do this you will need your own Apple ID. You may already have an Apple ID if you have your own Apple products, but if not you can create one.
Once you have an Apple ID you will need to add it to your device:
Apps purchased in this way can not be transfered to different users, they can only be installed on devices that are using your Apple ID.
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