IMPORTANT: How to set up a new iPad with iOS 5

Description: Walkthrough for setting up a new iPad with iOS 5.

  1. Power on the new iPad by pressing and hold the power/lock button at the top right of the iPad.
  2. You will be shown a screen like the one below.



  3. Slide the arrow to the right to unlock and begin the setup process.
  4. Select a language by tapping on the one you want. A check mark will appear on the right of the chosen language. When you are ready to continue tap the arrow at the top right corner.



  5. Select your country or region by tapping on the country or region, a checkmark will appear to the right of the chosen option. Tap the Next button in the top right corner to continue.



  6. Choose to Enable or Disable Location Services. Enabling location services will track where you are which is useful for getting directions or finding local business near your current location. Tap on Enable Location services if you would like to use this service or Disable Location service If you do not want to use this feature. Then tap Next in the top right corner to continue.



  7. On the next screen you will be asked to connect to a wireless network. Choose your network from the list by tapping on the network's name. If your network is secured with a network security key, you will be asked to enter the security key. Once you have connected to your network, a checkmark will appear to the right of the network name. Tap Next in the top right corner to continue.





  8. On the next screen the iPad will begin to activate. This can take up to 3 minutes.



  9. Once the iPad has been activated you will be asked if you want to set this iPad up as a new iPad or if you are restoring from a backup. Choose Set up as New iPad and tap Next in the top right corner to continue.



  10. You will now be asked to login with an existing Apple ID or set up a new Apple ID. An Apple ID allows you to sync media across other Apple devices as well as save your personal settings. If you do not wish to use an Apple ID tap on Skip this step.



  11. You will now be asked to agree to Apple's Terms and Condition. To continue tap on Agree at the bottom right.



  12. The next step is to send diagnostics and usage data to Apple. Sending this data allows Apple to find bugs and glitches that may appear in iOS. If you would like to send this information to Apple tap Automatically Send if you do not wish to share this data with Apple tap Don't Send. Tap on the Next button to continue.



  13. This is the final step and you can begin to use your iPad, tap on Start Using iPad to finish the set up.



  14. The set up of the iPad in now finished and you can begin using the iPad.

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