Setting Up the iPad for the First Time
Setting up the iPad for the first time will take between 1-2 hour depending on your comfort level, if you have Apple ID (Apple iTunes account ID), your internet connection speed and how many other things you are trying to do at the same time. Our advice is to plan on 2 hours and keep it as interruption free as possible.
These instructions cover the following topics (the times given are just a guideline to help you plan):
- Unboxing the iPad (5 Minutes)
- iPad Introduction (10 Minutes)
- Installing a screen protector (20 Minutes)
- Registering the iPad with Apple (15 Minutes)
- Setting up Wi-Fi on the iPad (5 Minutes)
- Ordering your first application directly on the iPad (20 Minutes)
What you will need to complete this task:
- an iPad and sync cable
- computer with the latest version of Apple iTunes installed
- screen protector (optional but highly recommended)
- clean workspace
- beverage of your choice
Step 1: Unboxing the iPad (5 Minutes)
Here is a YouTube video of unboxing the iPad.
Step 2: iPad Introduction (10 Minutes)
Here is a YouTube video introduction to the iPad
Step 3: Installing a Screen Protector (20 Minutes)
This is optional but highly recommended. What the video and do a practice run before you install the protector for the first time. Take it slow.
Here is a YouTube video showing how to put on a iPad screen protector.
Step 4: Registering the iPad (15 Minutes)
Here is a YouTube video showing how to register the iPad with Apple.
Step 5: Wi-Fi Setup (5 Minutes)
Here is a YouTube video showing how to setup Wi-Fi on the iPad
Step 6: Ordering your first application directly on the iPad (20 Minutes)
Here is a YouTube video showing to order you first application on the iPad through the App Store.
If you need more help or if you have any questions, contact us and we would be glad to answer any of your questions.
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It would really add value if you would add captioning with your videos.
Thanks for this suggestion. We agree with you and would love to add captions, as well as many other features to our website. As a volunteer organization, it is a balancing act between mission and resources. We hope you find our site useful, and we encourage you to share it with others. As we grow, we plan to expand what we offer to help as many people as possible.
Hi, your videos are really good and helpful. i have 2 questions. In your video on how to apply the screen protector you are wearing a yellow bracelet, what is that representing. sorry i am curious.
2nd question is it possible for you to do a video on how to backup and restore proloquo2go and how to sync it onto other devices such as the ipod and iphone. this is my dilema…..
thanks so much..
Great site. I have witness first hand the connection that students of special needs have with the iPad. I will continue to watch this site grow.
I have witness first hand the connection that students of special needs have with this device. I will continue to watch this site grow.
Thanks for the great resource.