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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by hannatrip, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. hannatrip

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    iPF Noob

    Jun 14, 2011
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    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to this site and new to using a ipad...I am trying to set one up for a freind of mine also...she doesnt have a pc and we want to set her ipad up on my laptop but my itunes is on here, can we use mine to set up her ipad??

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    iPad Legend

    Jan 3, 2011
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad

    I'm sure our resident iTunes guru, twerppoet, will be able to answer your question on setting up your friend's iPad. Of course, the Apple Store will always do this for you.

    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

    Apple - Support - Manuals

    Please read the rules too!!


  3. twerppoet

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    iPad Legend II

    Jan 8, 2011
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    I can think of two approaches this. One is that you use your computer to only activate her iPad. This is simple. Go to iTunes on your computer and signout of your account, then activate thier iPad. Stop after the registration, and before you actually sync. If you end up with iTunes signed into her account (I'm not sure if this will happen), be nice and sign it out when you are done.

    This is the source of my information. It won't hurt to read it over and make your own decisions.

    The second is to create a user account for her on your computure. It should be a plain user account, with out admin privilages. Log on to this account on the computer and use ti to set up her iPad. The seperate account will maintain a separate iTunes library.

    The first method is best if you just want to get the iPad activated, and never expect to support it again.

    The second is if you want to set up longer term support, say, be a place where your friend can sync, backup, and upgrade thier iPad from time to time. Make sure she understands that you, as admin of your computer, will have access to her stuff, especially if she does not sign out of her account when logging off the computer.

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