iOS 7 update — hold off for now!

Apple will make the latest operating system for iPads (iOS 7) available for download sometime later tonight or tomorrow (the scheduled release date is September 18.) At this time, the District requests that students do not update their school issued iPads yet. Just tap ‘Close’ if you are prompted to update. images

While Middle School students cannot update or install their own apps, it is probable they still might be prompted by the iPad’s software update feature to upgrade. We don’t want students and parents to be confused by this message.

It looks like iOS 7 has some great tools that we will want to begin using — but we want to ensure that all apps students use on a daily basis are updated and working properly before we move to iOS 7.

We’ll provide instructions for updating at an appropriate time in the near future. As always, if you have questions about the Transformational Technology initiative, please contact Director of Administrative Services Matt Hillmann at matt.hillmann@northfieldschools.org or (507) 645-3458.