Backing Up Notability

Students and teachers at Hoffman Estates High School are using Notability to create, share, and manage notes. With Notability, you can combine handwriting, typing, photos, and even recordings so you can create notes that fit your needs. But backing up Notability files is often overlooked. A simple backup of Notability can prevent loss of all of your notes – and a lot of misery, too. Today’s Tech Tip focuses on backing up your Notability files.


The HEHS Technology staff suggest backing up your Notability files to Google Drive. Since all students and staff at HEHS have District 211 Google Drive accounts, backing up your files to Google Drive is a snap. When you open Notability you will see a gear icon located at the bottom of your screen. Click that gear icon and you will see the options to Auto-backup your files. Select the Google Drive icon and sign in to your Google Drive account with your username and password. After you sign in, you will receive an “Auto-backup” notification confirming your files will back up to Google Drive. (You may also notice that the files are backing up to Google Drive with a Backing Up notification in the lower left of your Notability screen – next to the gear icon.)

If you need to restore your files back to Notability, press the import icon at the top right of the Notability screen, and then select the Google Drive icon. You can then select the files from your Google Drive account that you want to import into your Notability app.