Posted by Brittany Vogel on May 18th, 2015

Email server settings can be difficult for users to understand. Having the ability to set up your email server settings using Bushel makes life a lot easier for you and your users. Below I show you how to turn on email settings and assign a user their email address on their device.

1. Log in to your Bushel account at login.bushel.com

2. Click on settings in the blue bar to the left of the window.

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3. You now have the option to select the email type your organization users. For instance, if your organization uses Exchange, you would click on the switch to the right of Exchange to toggle it on. The IMAP/POP and Exchange options will have you input your mail server information.

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4. Once you have selected your mail option and input any information that needs to be provided, click on the green Update Email Settings button.

If you set up email settings before Open Enrollment, the Open Enrollment page will ask the user for their email address. This will assign the email to this device without you manually assigning.

If the email account you want to manage is already set up on the device, you need to remove the email account from the device so Bushel can add account settings. Otherwise, Bushel will see Bushel stating that the email address is not managed on the devices page.

If you have devices already enrolled with no email assigned, you can assign an email address to your user in the device page. Here’s how.

1. In the Device page on your Bushel account, click on the device you would like to assign an email address to.

2. Under device details, you will see an Assigned To box. Click on Assign Device.

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3. Fill out the details in the box provided. Click on the green Assign Device button.

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Now the next time your device checks in with Bushel, it will add the email account information so all the user has to do is input their password.

Posted by Brittany Vogel on May 11th, 2015

I’ve had my Watch for eighteen days now. Everyday I learn something new, and everyday the Watch becomes more apart of my everyday life. It keeps me on time for my meetings, has me connect to my friends on a more personal level, and it made me realize I need to cut out the large amount of caffeine I rely on. We put together a list of 18 features we have found to be useful that maybe you haven’t seen before!

1. Dismissing Notifications by Swiping Left or Force Touch

A few days after tapping on each notification to dismiss them, I finally stumbled across two easier ways to remove them.

Swiping to the left on your notification will give you the option to clear it.


Force Touch on the display in the notifications window will allow you to clear all.


2. The Outlook Mail app will send you notification.

If you use the Outlook Mail app, you will not only get a notification, you will get the option to Archive, Mark as Read, Delete, or Schedule for Later.


3. You can change the color for your Digital Touch drawing.

Drawing in Digital Touch is pretty fun, especially if you have a wide variety of colors. Tap and hold on a color until the chroma wheel comes up.


4. You can change your preset replies in Messages.

In the Watch app on your iPhone, if you navigate to Message, you can find the Default Replies and tap on them to change them.


5. Handoff between Watch and iPhone lets you handoff your calls.

If you answer a call on your Watch and want to switch to your iPhone, you can use handoff to switch over. Look at the bottom left corner of your iPhone lock screen, swipe up on the phone icon to switch your call over.


6. Change to Day view in Calendar.

You can switch between List and Day view in Calendar by using Force Touch in the Calendar app.


7. You can control your Apple TV with the remote app.

You can add your Apple TV to the Remote app by opening the app and on your Apple TV opening the Remote settings.


8. Take a screenshot.

Press both the digital crown and side button simultaneously.

9. Force Power-Off

Is your Watch not responding? Force Power Off by pressing and holding the digital crown and side button simultaneously.

10. Removing Pay from your Watch if it is lost or stolen.

Need to remove your cards from Pay? Log into iCloud.com and find your Watch in settings. You can remove all cards from there.

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11. Can’t find your iPhone? Ping it!

If you are like me, you seem to misplace your iPhone in the couch cushions. Good news, you can send a ping to your iPhone to play a sound.


12. Send your location in a message.

In a message, use Force Touch to send your location.


13. Delete, Flag, or Mark as Unread a Mail message.

While in a message in Mail, Force Touch the screen.



14. Choose Mailboxes you want on your Watch.

If you have more than one mail account, you can set custom settings in the mail settings for Watch.


15. Turn by Turn with Taptic.

This may be my favorite feature. I have a horrible internal compass and looking at my iPhone while driving is too distracting. Start your turn by turn directions on your watch or iPhone and you will receive a taptic response when you are near your next turn or exit.

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16. Change audio source in the Music app.

Need to change from listening to your music on your iPhone to your bluetooth speaker? Force Touch the screen while in the music app to change the source.


17. Switch to the last opened app.

Need to get back to your previous app? Double tap the digital crown!

18. Change emoji colors.

Sick of red hearts or the yellow smiley face? Use Force touch to change the color!


Posted by Brittany Vogel on May 4th, 2015

Bushel allows you to deploy settings for Wi-Fi networks to all of your users enrolled in Bushel. Bushel supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2.

1. Log in to your Bushel account at login.bushel.com.

2. Select Settings in the blue bar of the left side of the Bushel window.

3. Click on the Network Settings tab at the top of the window.

Wi-Fi Network Settings

4. To add a Wi-Fi network, click on Create a new Network.

Wi-Fi Networks

5. In the window, enter the name of the network you would like to add.

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6. Select the network security type from the dropdown list.

Security Options

7. After selecting the networks security type, enter the password for the network.

8. You have the option to choose to have the automatically join the network. You also have the option to select if the network is a hidden network or not.

9. After you have selected the network options and added the information to connect, click on the green ‘Create Wi-Fi’ Netowork button.

10. The network now shows up in your Wi-Fi Networks list. Click on the green ‘Update Wi-Fi Settings’ button to deploy your network configuration.

Available Wi-Fi Networks

Posted by Brittany Vogel on April 29th, 2015

Bushel uses Apple’s Volume Purchase Program to help you manage and purchase apps for your business. You can sign up for a VPP account at vpp.itunes.apple.com.

After you have gone through the sign up process and have your VPP token,  you can now add it to Bushel.

1. Login to your Bushel account at login.bushel.com.

2. Click on Account in the blue side bar on the left.

3. Once under your Account page, click on the VPP tab at the top of the page.

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4. Scroll to the bottom and click on the grey button to Upload your VPP Service Token.

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5. Navigate to the VPP token you downloaded from Apple. Select the file and click on Choose.

6.  Your VPP token will now upload to your Bushel account. Once uploaded, you will see the code along with a green checkmark above the Upload button.

Posted by Charles Edge on October 12th, 2014

Your Bushel can serve a wide range of industries and sizes of organizations. If you have 10, 50 or 1,000 devices that need managing, Bushel can be tailored to fit the needs of many. But not all. Bushel can be used in the classroom, where each teacher is provided a Bushel account and can manage their own devices. This decentralized method of empowering educators to manage their own tech has become more popular but isn’t embraced by all.

Use Bushel in Education

When evaluating Bushel for an education environment, consider these  attributes of Bushel:

  • Each device added to Bushel has an identical configuration when setup, with the exception of email
  • Each device enrolled has each app so a different account is needed per different batch of apps
  • Each device added to your Bushel needs a passcode to protect the data in case the device goes missing
  • Email may or may not be necessary and so can optionally be configured on devices with each having individual account information sent to their device

Luckily, Bushel supports such a configuration, even at the largest of education scales. We can install every app purchased with a VPP account on every device on enrollment, enforce necessary pin codes and encryption, set up email and keep a sleek, streamlined deployment methodology. This allows organizations to quickly ship devices directly to students from Apple, reducing time required to warehouse devices, have devices configured by vendors and even custom tailor each device to each user, according to the apps used.

Using Bushel in Education

Using Bushel in Education

This simple approach in education allows non-technical teachers and their aides the flexibility to quickly choose new apps to deploy to student devices, thus working quickly to allow for dynamic lesson planning and a more individualized experience for students. And if one of the kids happens to lose one of those devices, it’s quick and easy to have a new one shipped out and wipe the old device, possibly locking it so it can’t be used without the students Apple ID. This keeps your students learning and happy, rather than having your teachers calling help desk lines to get minor changes to iPad configurations implemented.

Bushel can absolutely be used in K-12 schools and higher education. The first 3 devices are free. So feel free to create an account, install a few devices and see if it works for you! Do so here.