Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Seen something newsworthy about the technology that the Church uses? Let everyone else know by posting here.
lajackson
Community Moderators
Posts: 8011
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: US

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby lajackson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:52 pm

mhinatsu wrote:I have paid for the iPad in full, and I am wondering why it still says this. Is it still supervised, even though I now own it?

Work through your clerk to contact the Global Service Center. They will be able to help you unlock the device for your own personal use.

chrispadilla
New Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:29 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby chrispadilla » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:06 am

It takes up to 14 days after you return from your mission for the command to comedown to your device. Make sure your data is off the device.

katielynbennett
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:49 am

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby katielynbennett » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:53 am

My iPad is still locked by the church from when I got home, is there a way to get it reset?

flyingbeefhead
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:41 pm

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby flyingbeefhead » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:44 pm

I have a missionary out in the field and his iPad was left on top of his car and run over by other cars when it fell off.
Is there any insurance on the iPad for damage? Or do I get to pay the $81 fee and then buy him another $380 iPad??
If I have to do that, is there any way to get insurance on the next one???
They make kids (their parents mostly) buy them and if anyone knows a kid with a phone, you NEED the insurance plan!

tomcatt
New Member
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:38 am

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby tomcatt » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:05 pm

The church doesn't not have insurance on missionary iPads/tablets. However, in the new android tablet program (my mission had it rolled out to them 9 months ago), missionaries can buy their Samsung S2 tablets with insurance from the place of purchase.

My mission office has a loaner program for missionaries that can't afford, or can't afford to replace, an iPad/S2 tablet. The missionary can borrow a tablet from the mission office.

That being said, you will need to contact the mission office of your Missionary's mission for more details about your options. You likely have more than you think! Please reply if this helps, or if you have any other questions.
-Elder Thomas Parker, Colorado Fort Collins Mission

I'm just a regular missionary. 8-)
I love it when the original post's author never says "it worked!" :P

emmanuelkelly
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:32 am

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby emmanuelkelly » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:35 am

does this implies to the nigerian missionaries?

russellhltn
Community Administrator
Posts: 24730
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:53 pm
Location: U.S.

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:09 pm

emmanuelkelly wrote:does this implies to the nigerian missionaries?

That would depend on the mission president. However, the church is unlikely to deploy tablets in areas that would make the missionaries a target or lacks the infrastructure to support them.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

OliVDB5590
New Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:43 am

Re: Ipad Mini's for Missionaries

Postby OliVDB5590 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:32 am

Well, I've seen missionnaries using tablets in Uganda, which isn't much more developed than Nigeria... And they weren't especially targeted for it (because, truth be told, everyone there has a smartphone, they use it for everything you can imagine and even have it charged at dedicated shops if they don't have electricity at home!)


Return to “In The News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest