Apple iPad 3 (iOS6)

Apple iPad 3

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iOS6
If you don’t know your device’s software version, you can check it by selecting Settings > General > About.

How to guides

Activate device

When you've restored the factory default settings, you need to activate your device. Follow these instructions to activate your device.

Step 1 of 26

Turn on your device

Press and hold On/Off until your device is turned on.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Step 2 of 26

Turn on your device

Drag the arrow right.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Step 3 of 26

Turn on your device

Press Unlock.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Step 4 of 26

Turn on your device

Key in your PIN and press OK.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Step 5 of 26

Select general settings

To change language:
Press the required language.

Step 6 of 26

Select general settings

Press arrow right.

Step 7 of 26

Select general settings

To change country or area:
Press the required country or area.

Step 8 of 26

Select general settings

Press Next.

Step 9 of 26

Select general settings

Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.

Step 10 of 26

Select general settings

Press Next.

Step 11 of 26

Select general settings

If you select Disable Location Services:

Step 12 of 26

Select general settings

Press OK.

Step 13 of 26

Select option

Activate your device using iTunes, go to 3a.
Activate your device without using iTunes, go to 3b.

Step 14 of 26

3a - Activate your device using iTunes

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.
Find the download section on the web page to download iTunes.
Download and install iTunes on your computer.
Press Connect to iTunes.

Step 15 of 26

3a - Activate your device using iTunes

Press Continue.

Step 16 of 26

3a - Activate your device using iTunes

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

Step 17 of 26

3a - Activate your device using iTunes

Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your device and to your computer's USB port.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select synchronisation settings.

Step 18 of 26

3a - Activate your device using iTunes

Select Done.

Step 19 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

Press the required Wi-Fi network or Other....
Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required Wi-Fi network.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 20 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

Press Next.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 21 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

Press Set Up as New iPad.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 22 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

Press Next.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 23 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

To activate your device using an existing Apple ID:
Press Sign In with an Apple ID.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 24 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

To activate your device using a new Apple ID:
Press Create a Free Apple ID.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 25 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

To activate your device without an Apple ID:
Press Skip This Step.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Step 26 of 26

3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

Press Skip.
Follow the instructions on the display to activate your device.

If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.

1. Turn on your device

Press and hold On/Off until your device is turned on.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Drag the arrow right.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Press Unlock.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Key in your PIN and press OK.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If the wrong PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.

2. Select general settings

To change language:
Press the required language.
Press arrow right.
To change country or area:
Press the required country or area.
Press Next.
Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.
Press Next.
If you select Disable Location Services:
Press OK.

3. Select option

Activate your device using iTunes, go to 3a.
Activate your device without using iTunes, go to 3b.

4. 3a - Activate your device using iTunes

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.
Find the download section on the web page to download iTunes.
Download and install iTunes on your computer.
Press Connect to iTunes.
Press Continue.
Start the program iTunes on your computer.
Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your device and to your computer's USB port.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select synchronisation settings.
Select Done.

5. 3b - Activate your device without using iTunes

Press the required Wi-Fi network or Other....
Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required Wi-Fi network.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Press Next.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Press Set Up as New iPad.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Press Next.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
To activate your device using an existing Apple ID:
Press Sign In with an Apple ID.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
To activate your device using a new Apple ID:
Press Create a Free Apple ID.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
To activate your device without an Apple ID:
Press Skip This Step.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.
Press Skip.
Follow the instructions on the display to activate your device.
If it's the first time you use your device, select Set Up as New iPad.
If you've used the device before and want to restore the contents of your device, select Restore from iTunes Backup. You need to back up the device memory before you can select Restore from iTunes Backup. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.

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