Securing Your Device: MDM
Apple devices are recommended to Stanford users because of their security features—but you must enable them, including a passcode, in order to start using that built-in security. Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a free download that will automatically securely configure your Apple device for the Stanford environment, from email syncing to passcode settings. To get started, visit the MDM Installer from within your device's browser: http://mdm.stanford.edu/client/register. (For more information and instructions on securing your Apple device, click here.)
Connecting to the Wireless Network: Self-Registration
Whether you live in campus housing or off-campus, in order to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with Stanford wireless, you will need to register it as you would your laptop or desktop computer. Click here for step-by-step instructions for self-registration of an Apple mobile device.
Syncing Email and Calendar
You can set up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to work with Stanford's email system through an ActiveSync connection, which automatically syncs your email AND your contacts and calendar events. A further advantage of ActiveSync is the ability to remotely wipe your email in the event that your device is stolen.
Stanford Mobile and iStanford
Through Apple's iTunes Store, you can download an app called iStanford, which has a whole suite of features included, from athletics scores to course schedules to the Stanford directory to searchable maps, and more. To find out more about Stanford Mobile,visit mobile.stanford.edu.
Syncing and Backing up Your Apple Mobile Device
It is important to sync and backup your Apple Mobile Device with iTunes on one specific computer. This will allow you to sync multimedia files, applications, contacts, etc. between your computer and iTunes and also provide a backup of your mobile device in case of a hardware failure or data corruption. To sync and backup your device, simply plug it into your desired computer, open iTunes and click the "Sync" or "Backup" buttons.
Reminder: Secure Your Device with a Passcode
It is Stanford policy that you must secure your Apple Mobile Device with a passcode if you ever intend on accessing Stanford information (including email). Not implementing a passcode means that your device is not encrypted and therefore could give someone access to sensitive Stanford information if your phone was stolen. Please remember to click here to ensure your device is secure.