Set up the device: Apple iPad mini with Retina Display

Learn how to set up the time, date, and language on the Apple iPad with Retina Display. Find out more on this page:

 

Developer options

Language

First time use

Time & date

 

 

Developer options

Turn off developer options

Developer options are off and hidden by default in the iPad. Developer software is required to gain access.

 

 

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Language

Change language

To change the language of the device and menus, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the main home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap International.
  4. Tap Language.
  5. Choose your desired language.

 

 

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First time use

Prepare the SIM card

Before using the device, you need to insert the SIM card. To prepare the SIM card, see these steps:

 

  • Insert the SIM card [Link to procedure]

 

 

Setup wizard

After turning on your device the first time, you may see a setup wizard to help you set up your device. To do this initial setup, follow these steps:

 

  1. Power on the device.
  2. Slide your finger to the right on the screen to begin.
  3. Select your language from the list.
  4. Select your country / region from the list.
  5. Choose a Wi-Fi network and, if prompted, enter the password then tap Join.
    • If Wi-Fi is not available, tap Use Cellular Connection.
  6. Choose to enable or disable location services and tap Next.
  7. Choose one of the following and tap Next:
    • Set Up as New iPad
    • Restore from iCloud Backup
    • Restore from iTunes Backup.
  8. Follow the onscreen instructions to create / sign into an Apple ID, sign into iCloud, or connect to your computer.

 

 

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Time & date

Auto-update time (NITZ)

To set the device clock to automatically update based on what time zone it is in, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Date & Time.
  4. Drag the Set Automatically slider to ON or OFF.

 

 

Set time & date

To set the time and date of the device clock, follow these steps:

 

Date

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Date & Time.
  4. Drag the Set Automatically slider to OFF.
  5. Tap Set Date & Time.
  6. Tap the date showing on the top half of the screen.
  7. Drag the roller to the desired time.
  8. Press the Home button.

 

Time

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Date & Time.
  4. Drag the Set Automatically slider to OFF.
  5. Tap Set Date & Time.
  6. Tap the time showing on the top half of the screen.
  7. Drag the roller to the desired time.
  8. Press the Home button.

 

 

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