iPad Essentials - Setting Up Your New iPad

The following instructrions are for setting up a brand new iPad. If your iPad is already set up, you can Create an Apple ID and Adjust Existing Settings.

Turn On

  1. Hold down the sleep/wake button at the top right edge of your iPad to turn it on.

  2. Slide the unlock button at the bottom of the screen.


  1. Tap on a language to select it

  2. Select your country

  3. You will be asked to connect to Wi-Fi. Tap on SecureMustangWireless.

  4. Enter your Username and Password for SecureMustangWireless.

  5. Accept the certificate.

  6. Tap Next.

  7. Select whether you'd like to enable or disable location services.

  8. Select Set Up as New iPad.

  9. Tap Create a Free Apple ID if you do not already have one. If you do, Sign In and skip the next few steps.

  10. If you chose to Create a Free Apple ID, enter your information, tapping Next after each page is completed. Descriptions and guidelines will appear below the text fields.

  11. View the Terms and Conditions, then tap Agree at the bottom right of the page. Another notification will appear, asking you to tap Agree one more time. You will receive an email asking you to verify

  12. You will have the option to set up iCloud, Find My iPad, Siri, and Diagnostics. You may choose your preference for each one.

  13. You will see a Welcome screen. Tap Get Started, and the iPad Home page will appear.

Per Cal Poly Policy, please make sure your Security Settings are properly set up.

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