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Set Up Your iPad

Powering On and Setting Up Your iPad

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Just received your iPad? Powering on for the first time? This guide will walk you through the initial power-on activation of your iPad. Click here for the Power On document.

Apple ID

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An Apple ID is necessary to be able to use your iPad. You can create one while setting up your iPad or set one up beforehand by going to If you do not wish to associate a credit card with your Apple ID, you can follow these instructions from Apple.

Additional Information-Specific Settings


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Instructions for Configuring Wireless

Follow the link for a PDF with instructions on how to configure your iPad for connecting to the secured wireless network.


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Email can be accessed using the Outlook app, which will be configured by mobile device management.


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See more information on Security


You will need to configure, at minimum, a four-number PIN passcode to unlock your iPad if the screen has been put to sleep or when the iPad is powered on. The URMC profile will prompt you to enter one. You may also choose to increase the passcode complexity and use passwords for higher security. Activating a passcode at any level will encrypt the contents of the iPad. See Passcode Lock & Auto-Lock in Settings > General.


It is highly recommended that you set a timeout for when the iPad will put the screen to sleep and lock itself.

Why enable these security features?

Enabling these features is important for securing the information on your iPad, both sensitive and/or confidential information you may be working with as well as your own personal information. If left unsecured, a debit or credit card attached to your Apple ID could be easily drained of funds. Having the iPad timeout to a passcode lock can help protect you from such an occurrence. Your iPad can also be remotely wiped in case of theft to further protect your information and accounts.

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