How to Set up an iPad


Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed

I received my iPad 3G the other day, and decided to set it all up on my live stream. I had a USB cable plugged in to my MacBook Pro, and then took the other end and connected it to the new iPad. That really was all I had to do. The device booted up and connected me to iTunes. It asked me to set it up as a new iPad. I had to give it a name first… and asked the chat room for ideas. I’m liking the name Pythagoras. In theory, it’s an excellent choice.

After I had stepped through that section, I was ready to rock and roll. I chose to not sync anything automatically. I have my iPhone set up on the same computer, and I want to manage it separately from the iPad. Of course, I had to wait for activation, which takes a bit of time.

While I waited for the iPad 3G to start working, I went through the list to toggle certain features that I need. I encrypted the iPad, and converted my music to a lower bitrate to save space. I didn’t sync all of my apps, because there are many on my iPhone that I won’t want on the iPad. I’ll have to do those manually.

Even though I had to wait for activation to finish, I could still use the iPad. I couldn’t connect through AT&Ts 3G network, but I was able to do pretty much everything else. Stay tuned for another video, where I will be activating the 3G network and zooming along the information highway.

Want to embed this video on your own site, blog, or forum? Use this code or download the video: