Today’s iPad is a lot different from models since its launch in 2010. With the introduction of new operating systems and features such as the fingerprint sensor, the set up is actually a lot simpler now.
First of all, set up a password with at least six digits for your device or a fingerprint and go ahead with the setup after getting a new iPad.
If you used an Apple device previously, you can restore from either an iCloud or iTunes backup. Otherwise, you can restore from an Android phone as well.
At this point, you can choose to sign on with your Apple ID and set up Siri as well if you wish. For the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you can customize your Home button, too. You will also be asked if you want to share your data. Phones from the iPhone 6 and up will let you customize your display settings as well.
Here is a step-by-step accounting of the iPad’s computer-free setup process.
Step 1 of 2:
1)Dial Down Your New iPad Settings
2)Choose the language and country you want to associate with your device (Can be changed later via the Settings app.)
3)Select set up without a computer. Your iPad will then scan for any available networks nearby.
4)Once you’re connected, you’ll be given the choice to either set up a new iPad, restore your apps and settings from an iCloud backup if you’ve set one up for a previous iOS device, or restore via an iTunes backup.
5)If you’re setting up the device as a new iPad, you’ll need to sign in with an existing Apple ID or create a new ID if you don’t have one yet.
Step 2 of 2
1)You’ll then be asked if you want to use iCloud, which comes with a 5GB worth of cloud storage for free. This allows you to backup your iPad to iCloud.
2)Then you’ll be asked if you want to use the (free) Find My iPad feature, which allows you to track the iPad’s whereabouts via computer or another iOS device in case you lose it.
3)You’ll then be asked if you want to enable the dictation feature and whether you want your iPad to automatically send diagnostics and usage data to Apple. You may pick no if you’re not comfortable with that.
4)Finally, click on “ON” position to register with Apple and your iPad is now ready for use.