Setting up your new iPad and transferring settings from the old one
You've bought a new iPad and now want to set it up so that it transfers all your previous settings. This is how I suggest you do it.
When you turn it on you are asked three questions after Hallo (from iMc1ore):
- Touch slide to set up and, as it says, slide your finger across the screen to get started.
- Choose your language. If you bought your iPhone or iPad in your home country, it should pick the right one automatically.
- Choose your country or region. Likewise, this should default to the correct place if you live where you bought it.
- Choose a Wi-Fi network and enter its password.
- Wait for your iPhone or iPad to activate. It can take a few moments. It can take a few seconds.
- Choose whether or not you want to enable Location Services. You can always change your mind later, but keep in mind you'll need to enable at least some location services to use apps like Maps. I choose yes.
- Set up your Passcode and (maybe) Touch ID. I set up Touch ID later. But it will keep nagging you until you do so. It's straightforward and I use my thumb rather than a finger, since it is more natural to put my thumb on the Home button that reads my print.
Transferring your programs and data to the new iPad
From iMore. You'll need to have backed up your info to iCloud but that is likely to have happened automatically. Set it up with your email and password if you haven't done it already on your old iPad (see the instructions at the iMore link. Because your iPad is an older version you won't be able to use automatic setup. Then...
- Tap Restore from your old iPad, identified by name.
- Tap Agree if asked.
- Finish setting up your new iPad with settings for Siri, location, app analytics, and Apple Pay if you have them*.
Your iPad will restore from your iCloud backup. This could take some time. Now you should be good to go.
* Siri etc.
- You can set up Apple Pay, Apple's Touch ID-based payment option, if you use it and it's available in your area.
- You can set up iCloud Keychain, if you want to store and sync your passwords across all your devices
- You can even set up Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant. If you need extra help, this shows you how to set up 'Hey Siri'
Set up "Hey Siri,", if you want to automatically trigger Siri with a catchphrase.
- Tap to send Diagnostic information to Apple when apps crash or other issues arise. If you'd rather not, just tap Don't Send.
Turn on Display Zoom, if you need the extra visual accessibility of a larger interface.