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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air

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Activate your tablet

You need to activate your tablet before using it for the first time and after a factory reset. Remember, you need to insert your SIM into your tablet and turn it on before using it for the first time.

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Enter PIN

Slide your finger right on the display.

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Enter PIN

Press Unlock.

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Enter PIN

Key in your PIN and press OK.

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Enter PIN

If your tablet rejects the SIM:

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Enter PIN

Contact your distributor or service provider where you bought your tablet.

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Select general settings

Press the required language.

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Select general settings

Press the required conuntry or area.

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Select connection type

To activate your tablet using Wi-Fi:

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Select connection type

Press the required Wi-Fi network or Choose another network.

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Select connection type

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

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Select connection type

To activate your tablet using the mobile network:

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Select connection type

Press Use Mobile Connection.

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Turn location services on or off

Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.

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Turn location services on or off

If you select Disable Location Services:

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Turn location services on or off

Press OK.

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Select option

If it's the first time you use an iPad:

Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
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Select option

Press Set Up as New iPad and go to step 5a.

Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
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Select option

If you've used an iPad before and want to restore previous content from an iCloud backup:

Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
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Select option

Press Restore from iCloud Backup and go to step 5b.

Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
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Select option

If you've used an iPad before and want to restore previous content from an iTunes backup:

Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
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Select option

Press Restore from iTunes Backup and go to step 5c.

Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

To activate your tablet using an existing Apple ID:

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

Press Sign In with Your Apple ID.

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

To activate your tablet using a new Apple ID:

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

Press Create a Free Apple ID.

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

To activate your tablet without an Apple ID:

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

Press Skip This Step.

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

Press Skip.

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

Follow the instructions on the display to activate your tablet.

An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Press Apple ID and key in the username for your Apple ID.

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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Press Password and key in the password for your Apple ID.

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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Press Next.

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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Follow the instructions on the display to log on to iCloud.

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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Press the required backup.

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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup.

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5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Follow the instructions on the display to activate your tablet.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Find the download section on the web page to download iTunes.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Download and install iTunes on your computer.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Click Restore from this backup.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Click the drop down list next to "Restore from this backup".

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Click the required backup.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Click Continue.

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5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

Your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup.

1. Enter PIN

Slide your finger right on the display.
Press Unlock.
Key in your PIN and press OK.
If your tablet rejects the SIM:
Contact your distributor or service provider where you bought your tablet.

2. Select general settings

Press the required language.
Press the required conuntry or area.

3. Select connection type

To activate your tablet using Wi-Fi:
Press the required Wi-Fi network or Choose another network.
Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required Wi-Fi network.
To activate your tablet using the mobile network:
Press Use Mobile Connection.

4. Turn location services on or off

Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.
If you select Disable Location Services:
Press OK.

5. Select option

If it's the first time you use an iPad:
Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
Press Set Up as New iPad and go to step 5a.
Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
If you've used an iPad before and want to restore previous content from an iCloud backup:
Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
Press Restore from iCloud Backup and go to step 5b.
Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
If you've used an iPad before and want to restore previous content from an iTunes backup:
Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.
Press Restore from iTunes Backup and go to step 5c.
Before you can select Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup, you need an iTunes or iCloud backup of the memory from your previous iPad.

6. 5a - "Set Up as New iPad"

To activate your tablet using an existing Apple ID:
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
Press Sign In with Your Apple ID.
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
To activate your tablet using a new Apple ID:
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
Press Create a Free Apple ID.
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
To activate your tablet without an Apple ID:
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
Press Skip This Step.
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
Press Skip.
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.
Follow the instructions on the display to activate your tablet.
An Apple ID gives you access to several functions on your tablet, such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes. If you choose to activate your tablet without an Apple ID, you can log on or create an Apple ID at a later time.

7. 5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"

Press Apple ID and key in the username for your Apple ID.
Press Password and key in the password for your Apple ID.
Press Next.
Follow the instructions on the display to log on to iCloud.
Press the required backup.
Your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup.
Follow the instructions on the display to activate your tablet.

8. 5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

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.
Start the program iTunes on your computer.
Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.
Click Restore from this backup.
Click the drop down list next to "Restore from this backup".
Click the required backup.
Click Continue.
Your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup.

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