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Got A New Ipad? Learn How To Setup And Configure It
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Today, one of the most sophisticated and useful tablets is the Apple iPad. It has a 10-inch display and comes with three different storage options – 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB. During the initial days, the iPad had to be configured by plugging into a desktop or laptop and running the iTunes software. The process of registration and configuration was thereafter looked after by iTunes. But with the release of iOS 5, the process of connecting the iPad to a desktop has become outdated. The iPad can now register and configure on its own with the help of iTunes. You just need a wireless internet connection to complete the configuration.

Before you start configuring the iPad, find a power outlet near it so that you do not end up running out of battery power in between the process. Let’s take a look at the configuration procedure in brief.

The Registration

The iPad has got a small rectangular button on the upper edge towards the right. Press and hold it for a couple of seconds to power up the iPad. You can then see the iconic Apple logo coming to display which would be followed by an option to select the language. You will then be taken through a series of steps to select the country/region, accept Apple’s license, terms and conditions, enable ‘Find My iPad’, ‘register’ the device and so on.

Before registering, you need to connect the iPad to internet via Wi-Fi. After going through a few steps, you will be taken to the Apple ID entry page. This ID is required for registration. Thereafter you will be asked to enter your credit card number for making purchases. You may choose not to give it right there, but eventually as you start using the iPad, you will inevitably need to purchase certain items. Apple holds a brilliant reputation for keeping clients’ credit card number secured. No incident of security violation has been reported till date.

The next thing that you require doing after completing the registration is to tap the ‘Start using iPad’ button. The default home screen will be displayed to you. The registration is followed by tasks that depend on your area of usage of the iPad. The home page will show you icons from the Apple App Store an iTunes which is used for purchasing various types of apps, music, video clips, TV shows and so on.

The iTunes

On the iTunes, apps remain pre-categorized into universal and device specific types. You can sync apps as per your requirements from the multi-platform as well as the platform dependent ones. You can keep a track on the apps that have been synced from the check box located on the right hand side of the iTunes window.

Users who have not used iTunes before will require syncing all the music, videos and other content with the iPad. You will receive a message from the server that will ask you to sync all the media related content as soon as you plug in your iPad. The iPad 2 comes with iOS 5 and built-in iCloud. The Apple App Store has more than 500,000 apps to offer. However, it could be a painstaking job to identify the ones catering to you taste and need.

The iPad as a device is one of the most laudable technological innovations from Apple. It sports a no-nonsense unibody design that has set a benchmark for gadgets around the world. You are advised to get a dust-resistive cover at the first place so as to protect the glass from unwanted dust and scratches. The iPad interface has easy-to-grasp controls and the battery life too is sufficiently long.

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