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Getting a new device at Christmas?

20 Dec 2018

If you're lucky enough to get a new phone, laptop or tablet over the Christmas break, don't forget to get it set up

Christmas technology

When you return after the Christmas break, you might have forgotten your password or other information to get you connected. If you do, don't be embarrassed; you wouldn't be the first to do it, and we're sure you won't be the last!

If you forget your password, you can recover your IT account and set a new password through the IT Account Manager without having to contact the Support Centre. This is likely to be a quicker way of getting you logged in and up and running again.

If you are lucky enough to receive new tech, such as a laptop, mobile or tablet device, you’ll want to make sure they work on campus. For information on how to set up email, anti-virus and other university applications on your new devices, take a look at our handy guidance on what to do after returning from a break .

If you use your phone as your 2-factor authentication method, you’ll need to register any new devices you want to use, before you get rid of your old one:

We’d like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a restful and enjoyable break.

See you in 2019!

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