Device Return Checklist

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This article can be used by students or employees to verify they have done everything needed to do their campus device exchange.


Please review this checklist before you arrive to your scheduled exchange session. Note that not all of these checklist items may apply to you and there will not be time to do any of these things during your exchange session. Your iPad must be wiped and backup of your laptop must be completed before you arrive. If you have any questions about backups, please consult the instructions in Backing up your Laptop. We would also be happy to help you learn how to backup your data in person. Students should contact Tech Support and employees should contact TLT.

Laptop Checklist

Have all your data backed up to network, cloud or external storage and bring your power cord. Please note that for Mac's the Time Machine backup will NOT work for the exchange process. Please consult Backing up your Laptop to see how to back up your files. Contact Tech Support or TLT if you have any questions regarding your back up.

Checkbox.png I have backed up all of my personal data stored on my old laptop's hard drive (e.g., documents, pictures, video, music).

Checkbox.png I have either backed up any personal files I saved to my laptop's "desktop" or confirmed that I don't have any files on my desktop.

Checkbox.png I have either exported and backed up my bookmarks/favorites for each browser that I use (e.g., IE, Firefox, Chrome) or confirmed that I don't need to do this.

Checkbox.png I have either backed my Outlook mail archive (.pst) files or confirmed that I have never archived my mail on my old laptop.

Checkbox.png I have either backed up my KeePass password database or confirmed that I have never used KeePass on my old laptop.

Checkbox.png I have either backed up my Microsoft Office templates (Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Templates) or confirmed that I don't have any such templates on my old laptop.

Checkbox.png I have a created a list of software that I will need to re-install (i.e., Adobe Acrobate Pro, SPSS, JMP) on my new laptop.

Checkbox.png I have located my old laptop's power cord.

iPad Checklist

Have backed up all your data or it is saved to cloud storage and then Reset the iPad.

Checkbox.png I have used iCloud to backup my data. (Note: not all apps back up to iCloud)

Checkbox.png I have checked the settings for all apps to make sure my data is backed up to a cloud service like iCloud, Dropbox or Google Drive.

Checkbox.png I have used iTunes to back up any miscellaneous files that are stored on the internal storage of the iPad. (Ex. Scanner or note taking apps that do not use the Cloud for backup)

Checkbox.png I know and have my AppleID and password. Use Apple's site to reset your password.

Checkbox.png I have wiped my Tablet using the Reset instructions.

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