Watch this brief video or follow the steps below:

1. Install Latest iOS Version

‍Amira performs best on an iPad with iOS 13 or higher. To install, make sure your device is plugged in and connected to the Internet. Then, follow these steps:

Go to Settings > General > Software Update

Tap Download and Install

2. Clear History or Enable Private browsing

‍Safari is the only browser compatible with Amira on an iPad. Make sure students are using the Safari browser.

  1. Select the Settings icon on the home screen

  2. Find Safari within the menu options along the left side of the screen

  3. Select Clear History and Website Data > Clear

  4. If you prefer not to clear your iPads history and website data, you could also use a private window within Safari

    Tap the new page button

    Tap Private, then tap Done.

3. Always Allow the Microphone

To avoid access issues, we encourage you to enable the Safari browser to Always Allow use of the microphone. On iPads with iOS 13 or higher, adjust the System Preferences to recognize your device’s internal microphone.

  1. Scroll down to "Settings for Websites" and click Microphone

  2. Choose Allow to allow the use of the microphone without permission every time you visit a website.

4. Disable Pop-Up Blockers

Amira will open from HMH Ed in a new tab in Safari, so disabling the Safari pop-up blocker is essential.

  1. Tap Settings

  2. Tap Safari

  3. Toggle Block Pop-ups to off

5. Disable Auto-Lock

Amira Practice has infrequent prompts for students to interact with the screen. As a result, the iPad may "go to sleep" if the auto-lock settings are not adjusted. To adjust the auto-lock timing,

  1. Go to Settings

  2. Find Display & Brightness in the left navigation bar

  3. Tap Auto-Lock

  4. Choose Never

6. Amira will only work in Safari on iPads

Please note, Amira will not work in Chrome or any other browsers on iPads. To use Amira, students must use Safari.

7. Ensure any additional tabs are closed in Safari

To clear open tabs in Safari automatically each night:

  1. Go to Settings

  2. Tap Safari

  3. Tap Close Tabs

  4. Select After One Day

How to automatically close tabs on an iPad

To quickly close all open Safari tabs at once:

  1. Place your finger on the tab switcher button and hold it there for a moment, performing a “long press.”

  2. In the menu that pops up, select “Close All Tabs.” (There will be a number in the choice that lists the number of open tabs.)

  3. When Safari asks you to confirm with another pop-up, tap “Close All Tabs” again.

8. Turn Off Siri

To turn off Siri in Safari:

  1. Go to Settings

  2. Tap Safari

  3. Tap Siri & Search

4. Toggle all Siri options to off

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