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Discussion in 'iPad Air 2 Forum' started by Craig Tyler, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Craig Tyler

    Craig Tyler
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    Nov 1, 2015
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    Newbie here with the first of many questions. I'm getting my first device a ipad air 2 next week. I got my wifi at home yesterday. From what I've read about the ipad everything is in there already, I can change later if I want. So question, to get started when I get home with it what do I need to do? will it work with out data as long as i have a wifi signal? I need data once away from a wifi signal, correct? Do I need to sign on a plan with whoever first? Pretty dumb, huh? Like I said I'm tec challenged. I use a flip phone on the road for emergency's that's it... Thanks
  2. J. A.

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    Nov 11, 2012
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    When you get home with it, the first thing you'll need to do, is set up the Wi-Fi, and set up an iCloud ID which can also be used as Apple ID.

    Here's the procedure:
    Get started with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - Apple Support

    Your device will use your home internet connection as long as available.

    If you're away from your Wi-Fi, you either need another Wi-Fi connection (at work, e.g.), or a SIM card, so you can use a cellular connection. Here's a problem, though: if you purchased a Wi-Fi only iPad, you can't use it with SIM card, because the slot for the card will be missing, and can't be added afterwards.

    If you get a Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad:
    As long as you don't need a cellular connection, you can decide which carrier to use. Afaik, iDevices are not locked to a specific carrier. It would be best to contact the carriers available in your area and ask them about plans available for your device.

    Hope that helps.
    #2 J. A., Nov 1, 2015
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