What You Need to Know about Tablets in the Office
A few months ago, we went through how to properly mount and set up tablets in your office. This week we want to go one step further and cover tips to ensure your devices are connected to Wifiand stay charged. Once you’ve selected your tablet of choice, a mount, and have the necessary cables and power sources primed for setup, there are a couple of other things to think about.
The scoop on Wifi
If your tablets are running on Wifi, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind during setup. These tips will help keep your devices connected:
"Forget" all but your primary network: From the device-level settings, navigate to the wifi menu and confirm the device is connected to the correct network.For any other connected networks, tap "Forget" or "Forget this network". This prevents the device from hopping between signals.
Check network frequency: Try experimenting with your network frequency. Some folks seem to believe running dual band will work better on the 2.4GHz instead. Others swear by 5GHz.
Set a dedicated network and channel: Larger offices have had better luck when the devices are on a semi-private network, instead of sharing with hundreds of employees and thousands of other laptops, tablets, phones, etc.
Upgrade your OS: Some older versions of Android and iOS have known issues with wifi. Upgrading your OS may help.
Conserve battery overnight
When employees leave for the day, it doesn’t make much sense to keep the tablets running at full brightness overnight. The Rooms app will automatically dim your displays at the end of your workday to conserve battery overnight. For iOS, no action is needed -- the display will automatically dim at 7pm or the time you’ve set for your office. On Android, once you’ve given Robin permission to device-level settings, you can enable auto brightness which will dim the display overnight.More on this here.
Finishing the tablet setup
If you’re still looking for tips on setting up tablets, including power sources, mounts and more, here’s a blog post we wrote that covers everything you’ll need to know.