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HOW TO: Connect an iPad to your iTunes Account with iOS 5

Description: To begin using the great features of an iPad, such as downloading music, movies, or applications, you must first connect the device to your iTunes account.

  1. Verify the home screen is displayed by touching the physical Home button on the bottom of the device. From here, tap on the App Store or iTunes icon to launch the application.
    iOS 5 Homescreen, iTunes and App Store Icons
  2. Once the application is opened, swipe a finger towards the top of the screen to scroll down to the bottom and touch Sign In.
    Apple Store, Sign In
  3. To make a new Apple ID, touch Create Apple ID. To use a pre-existing ID, touch Use Existing Apple ID and enter the credentials using the on-screen keyboard.
    Apple Store, Create New ID
    Apple Store, Sign in with Existing ID
  4. Once the credentials are entered, the iTunes account will be linked to this device for both iTunes and the App Store and content is ready to be downloaded.
    Apple ID Account Options