How Do You Set up an IPad?


Quick Answer

To set up an iPad, swipe from left to right at the bottom of the screen, select a language, choose a country or region, and select a network. Enable location services if you want to track the location of the iPad, and then choose a setup option.

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How Do You Set up an IPad?
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Full Answer

If the iPad is new, choose Set Up As New. Alternatively, select Restore From Backup if you want to restore the iPad from a previous backup. Provide your iCloud username and password, and then select the specific backup point to restore. Enter the email and password of your Apple ID if already have one, or tap Create New Apple ID if you do not have an existing Apple ID.

Agree to the provided terms and conditions, confirm the agreement, and set up an iCloud account to backup your files. You can also enable Find My iPad to trace your iPad if you misplace it. Create a password if you want to prevent other people from accessing the iPad without your permission.

Set up Siri if prompted, and then choose whether you want the iPad to send a daily diagnostic report to Apple. On the Welcome To iPad page, click on the Get Started link to complete the process of setting up the iPad.

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