How to Configure a Newly Purchased iPad

IPad Tablets

Configure Newly Purchased IPad

When you start an Apple iPad for the first time, you will be presented with three options to choose from right out of the box:

  • Set Up As New – Choosing that will start the device from the scratch;
  • Restore backup from a previously owned iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch; and
  • Import backup from a previous Windows, Blackberry, or Android device.

Let us find out how to use the Set Up As New option, so that when you get hands on your new refurbished iPads, you will be able to get things started on your own.

Setting up Primary Configurations

Note that irrespective of you choosing the Set Up As New or Restore or Import option, the device’s primary configurations will start off in the same manner as given below.

  • Firstly, tap on the Slide To Set Up option, and just as the device prompts, simply slide your finger across the screen to get started with the iPad.
  • Set the Country and then choose the Language of preference. In case you have bought iPad tablets from a local retail shop and not imported it, the language will be chosen automatically by iOS.
  • Choose a Wi-Fi Network, enter network password, and then wait for a few minutes until the Apple device activates.
  • Then you need to activate Location Services, which will let you use apps like Apple Maps in iOS. However, you can also opt out of the service if required.
  • iOS will let you skip starting configuration if you tap on Set Up Touch ID Later, but security is considered vital for Apple devices, so enter your Apple ID and set up the Passcode.

Setting up the Apple Device

If you are a first time user of the refurbished iPads and do not have previous experience using an Apple device, you need to link the device with the iCloud account. For that,

  • Sign in to iPad with an existing Apple ID and then tap on Use Different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes.
  • Create a new Apple ID then, and tap on to agree with Apple’s Terms and Conditions. Tap again for confirmation of that

Subsequently, you can proceed to set up iCloud Keychain so that username and password you will be saving in Apple Safari, will stay in sync with the Apple device you own.