iPad Lockscreen Requirements

A security policy was added to staff iPads in September of 2019. Staff iPads with Google accounts now require passcodes. Student devices can still be operated without passcodes.

There are several reasons why the passcode requirement was added for staff devices:

  • These devices may contain data, including private communications, and student information not intended for public viewing.
  • People with unauthorized access to staff devices may modify or delete important files.
  • Staff may maintain public facing web apps and/or social media profiles on their devices (ex. FreshGrade, Google Classroom) which could be compromised if their device is left unlocked.
  • Staff devices are setup especially for staff use. They were never intended to be used as student devices.

Staff who need to log on to student devices to transfer files via Google Drive can still do so. They can log in with their G Suite accounts as before. Staff must log out when finished (instructions for newer iPads here; older iPads here) Staff iPads can also be reset to be used as student devices by creating a Helpdesk request.