Important: Update Student iPads
Posted January 28, 2021
Apple is reporting a critical security update that needs to be made to iPads. In order to maintain security features on your child's WCPS-issued iPad, it is important that families update the device's software today. This can be done in two ways:
- Automatic update
- Manual update
Read the details below to determine how you would like to update your child's iPad.
In order for your student's iPad to be updated this way, you must have the iPad connected to a charger and plugged in to power with at least 50% battery life.
Below you will find step-by-step instructions to assist your child with checking for an update. The images include areas outlined in red and red arrows to assist you with navigating the iPad screens.
Before beginning the update, you must have the iPad:
- plugged in and connected to power
- charged with at least 50% battery life
- connected to the internet
Depending on your internet connection, this update may take several minutes to an hour, or more.