New iPad owner. What's this black area on screen?

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  1. sallywil007

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    My iPad is the first Apple product I've ever owned, since I started out with PCs. I'm finding it hard to adjust to the difference. My present problem is with apps...mainly installing them. I've (tried to) install an eBook reader and (tried to) install the Facebook app. Both times, when I pressed the "install app" button, a hazy light black square displayed on the screen. Is this the Apple equivalent of Windows' hourglass or revolving circle indicating that something is happening?
     
  2. AvaMoore

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    When you install an app from the appstore, a password box should appear asking you to confirm your apple ID password. Have you set up your iPad using your PC or laptop?
     
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    No, I haven't set up my iPadusing my computer. My computer is a PC, and I don't have a clue how to set up the iPad using it, or by using any other method.
     
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    When you set up a new iDevice, you must connect it to a computer or laptop so you can connect to the iTunes program. This updates software onto your device. Perhaps this is the cause of your problem, or did they do it for you in store?
     
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    I bought this iPad on eBay, so, no, it hasn't been set up for anything on any machine. Can I set it up using a PC, or do I have to use a Mac to do it? And what steps do I take to set it up?
     
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    Did you buy it new and sealed from ebay? if you did then you can connect to your PC using the USB cable and connect to itunes, this will start the initial setup. If it was a used or unsealed ipad, then perhaps the setup has already been completed. It's always worth connecting to itunes though, with a device that is new to you. It will check for any updates, back-up files etc.
     
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    The iPad works with Mac and with Windows PCs. You need to install iTunes on your PC if it is not already installed then open it up so it is running, then connect the iPad to your PC with the 30-pin connector cord that should have come with the iPad (it has a USB connector on the other end. iTunes will recognize the iPad. Follow the onscreen messages to set the iPad up.
     
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    Thanks. The iPad was used. I have iTunes installed on my laptop. I ordered a USB connection cable a couple of days ago and will set up the iPad when it gets here.
     
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    Be sure the cable you ordered as the iPad/iPhone 30-pin connector on one end and USB on the other. Do not know where you live but you can get the cable at an Apple store or at an AT&T and or Verizon store. Most malls have kiosks that sell all kinds of iPad/iPhone accessories too.
     
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    I live in north Georgia 2 hrs from Atlanta and 2 hrs from Asheville, NC, so online's the best option for me. When I next visit Asheville, I plan to visit an Apple store just to see what's available.
     

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