Getting Started

Using an iPad at Stanford

While there are limitations to both use and support of mobile devices on campus, there is a lot of help available and you can expect your device to work with a number of Stanford's most popular technology services. We've included a few of the most common and helpful services and tips below.

Mobile Device Management

The easiest way to get started with your iPad on campus is to sign up for Stanford's mobile device management tool. This tool will automate the set up of a number of settings, including:

  • Email, calendar and contacts
  • Passcode, encrypted backups, fraud warning alerts and third-party cookie blocking
  • VPN access

You can also use mobile device management to reset your iPad's passcode, and remotely erase all or only non-Stanford data in the event the device is lost or stolen. For more information and to get started, please visit IT Services' mobile device managment page.

Wireless Network

iPads can access Stanford's wireless network in the same way your mobile device or laptop can, although it's important to note that iPads are not typically as fast as laptops when it comes to wireless connections. Instructions for getting onto the wireless network are available here.

Passwords and Security

If you use your iPad to access Stanford information or email, it needs to be securely configured. Please visit the mobile security page and follow the instructions for your device.

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