If you've set up an iPod or iPhone in the past, you're going to find that the iPad set up process is familiar. Even if this is your first Apple device running the iOS, don't worry. Though there are a lot of steps, this is a simple process.
These instructions apply to the following iPad models, running iOS 7 or higher:
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini with Retina Display and First-Generation iPad Mini
- Fourth-Generation, Third-Generation, and Second-Generation iPad
Before you begin setting up your iPad, make sure you have an iTunes account. You'll need this to register your iPad, buy music, use iCloud, set up services like FaceTime and iMessage, and to get the apps that will make the iPad so much fun. If you don't already have one, learn how to set up an iTunes account.
To get started, swipe left to right across the iPad's screen and then tap on the region where you plan to use the iPad (this is involved in setting the default language for your iPad, so it makes sense to choose the country you live in and the language you speak).