How to set-up new iPad Air


On Your Old iPad:

Backup Your Data

Data from Cloud Based Apps won’t need backed up.   Apps such as:

  • Evernote

  • Google Drive

  • Dropbox


Data from Apps that store data locally to the ipad will need backed up:

  • Pages

  • Keynote

  • Notability


For more instructions on backing up iPad data see (Susan’s Document)


Erase Your iPad

Once all of your necessary data has been moved to your new iPad please erase your old iPad.

“Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content and Settings”




On Your New iPad:

Some things you may want to do for setup on iPad Air…


  1. Connect the Wi-Fi to NSC_Corp.  

    • Put in your firstname_lastname and password when prompted.

  2. Turn on iCloud

  • Be sure to turn on Find my iPad

  • You may want to turn on Docs and Data if you want to automatically backup apps such as Pages and Keynote

  1. Setup Your Mail

  2. Turn on a Passcode

  3. Install your free apps.  

    • The first time you sign into the app store you will be prompted to download a bunch of free apps - Pages, Numbers, Keynote.  Please go ahead and do this. It will associate all of these apps with your Apple ID.

  4. Download your previously purchased apps from the App Store

    • Go to the App Store on your iPad

    • Click on Purchased and choose “Not on This iPad”

  1. Please contact the HelpDesk if you have further questions.

For thorough documentation check out the iPad 101 Course on Canvas.
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