GCS iPad

Learning how to use the tool well.


Backing up Notability is essential for two reasons. First, it's how you are able to print notes from Notability here at school. Finally, if your iPad breaks or gets lost, all of your notes would not be lost because they are in Google Drive!

How to Back Up Notability

  1. Open Notability to the library screen.
  2. Tap the Settings gear in the bottom left corner.
  3. Choose Auto-Backup.
  4. Choose Google Drive.
  5. Sign into Google Drive.
  6. Google Drive will ask for permission to talk to Notability -- give it permission.

You will know that Notability is backing up to Google drive in two ways.

1. A gear will appear next to Google Drive when you go to Setting > Auto Backup.

2. A folder called Notability, should be in Google Drive. When you open that folder, you find your most current Notability notes.

Backup Notability to iCloud

Backing up to iCoud is optional, but highly recommended. If for some reason, you lose all the notes in Notability, you know that getting all your notes back in Notability is a HUGE hassle. You have to open Google Drive and literally move each individual note -- one at a time! Also, you have to recreate all of your folders and subfolders.

However, if you backup to iCloud, your notes and folders will all be restored at once. It is a huge timesaver. The only reason this is optional is because if your iCloud is full, you have to pay money to get more iCloud space.

BackUp Notability

Christina Jontra

Director of Digital Learning

Grace Community School