How To Setup iPad Mini
To set up iPad Mini, turn it on and follow the Setup Assistant. The onscreen directions in Setup Assistant step you through the setup process, including:
- Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
- Signing in with or creating a free Apple ID
- Setting up iCloud
- Turning on recommended features, such as Location Services and Find My iPad
During setup, you can copy your apps, settings, and content from another iPad by restoring from an iCloud backup or from iTunes.
Apple ID on iPad Mini
- An Apple ID is the user name for a free account that lets you access Apple services, such as the iTunes Store, the App Store, and iCloud. You need only one Apple ID for everything you do with Apple. There may be charges for services and products that you use, purchase, or rent.
- If you have an Apple ID, use it when you first set up iPad, and whenever you need to sign in to an Apple service. If you dont already have an Apple ID, you can create one now, or later when youre asked to sign in.
Create an Apple ID:
- Go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores and tap Sign In. (If youre already signed in and want to create another Apple ID, first tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.)
How to set up mail and other accounts on iPad Mini
- iPad works with iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, and many of the most popular Internet-based mail, contacts, and calendar service providers.
- If you dont already have a mail account, you can set up a free iCloud account when you set up iPad, or set one up later in Settings > iCloud.
- Set up an iCloud account: Go to Settings > iCloud.
- Set up another account: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- You can add contacts using an LDAP or CardDAV account, if your company or organization supports it.
How to manage content on iPad Mini
You can transfer information and files between iPad and your other iOS devices and computers, using either iCloud or iTunes.
- iCloud stores content such as music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents, and more, and wirelessly pushes it to your other iOS devices and computers, keeping everything up to date.
- iTunes syncs music, video, photos, and more between your computer and iPad. Changes you make on one device are copied to the other when you sync. You can also use iTunes to copy a file to iPad for use with an app, or to copy a document youve created on iPad to your computer.
You can use iCloud or iTunes, or both, depending on your needs. For example, you can use iCloud Photo Stream to automatically push photos you take on iPad to your other devices, and use iTunes to sync photo albums from your computer to iPad.
Note: Dont sync items in the Info pane of iTunes (such as contacts, calendars, and notes) and also use iCloud to keep that information up to date on your devices. Otherwise, you may see duplicated data on iPad.