Intro: Getting Started With IPad Pro
Congratulations! Your iPad Pro is here, and we can understand that you can’t wait to get started. But it is new and possibly a bit confusing, especially if you're a first time user. Also, you need to handle it with care. So how do you go ahead with it? Well, that's what we are here for!
This article will help you get started and also make you familiar with the entire structure and technicalities of the product. So what are you waiting for? Get, set, enjoy!
We hope you've already unboxed your iPad Pro. Obviously, it is such a beauty, and you sure don’t want to take your hands off it. But wait, let’s first go through everything that is packed inside the box. These are the items you will find inside the packaging:
- 1 x iPad Pro 1 x Lightning USB cable
- 1 x USB Power Adaptor
- 1 x Mains Plug Adaptor
- 1 x Information pack
- 1 x SIM removal tool (With 4G Models)
Obviously, contents will vary according to the model, but you'll get more or less the same things. Now let’s move on to how to assemble the device. Well, if you have bought the Wi-Fi model then you can start using it right away. There is nothing to assemble in there whatsoever. But if your model requires a sim card, then there are few little things that you need to do.
If you have bought the 4G model, you would want to start the device by inserting the Micro-Sim card first. Check the box for contents, and you should find a small envelope containing documents, attached to which there would be a small metal ring with a spike on- this is a sim removal tool and is also used to eject the sim card tray.
Now, face the iPad screen towards you and look at the lower right edge of the tablet. You will see a small hole there. Now place the iPad screen up on a soft surface and press the pin of the sim removal tool into this hole. Once you do it, a small tray will pop out. Remove it using your fingers and place the sim card with the gold-coloured contacts facing down, on it. You are ready to go!
Step 1: How to Transfer Data From Your Old IPad to New IPad?
You can do it using iTunes. All you need to do is make an encrypted backup of your old iPad using iTunes. This way you will not lose out on data, make the transfer faster and also retrieve most of it (if not all) in case of loss of data.
You just need to follow the following steps:
- Ensure that the version if iTunes on your iPad is the latest one
- Plug your old iPad into your Mac or Windows PC
- Launch iTunes
- When the menu bar appears, click on the iPad icon
- Click on Backup Now
- Click on Encrypt Backup and add a password
- Click on Backup Apps
Step 2: Then Wait Patiently for the Backup to Complete. After It's Done, Follow These Steps:
- Plug your new iPad into your PC/Mac
- Set up your Wi-Fi network
- Select Restore from iTunes backup -
- In iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, select **Restore from this backup*. -
- From the list presented to you, choose your recent backup -
- Enter your password
You can also backup your data wirelessly using iCloud. All you need to do is turn on the Wi-Fi, go to iCloud and tap on Backup, followed by Backup now. Then turn on Wi-Fi on your new iPad, sign into your iCloud account, select Restore from iCloud, accept the terms and conditions, click on next and get ready to rock!
Step 3: Use IMessage on Your New IPad
Apple’s built-in instant messaging (IM) service is a lot of fun, and there is no reason why you should not use it. It allows you to send text, videos, pictures, music, location to anyone using iMessage on iPad, iPhone, Mac or an Apple Watch.
Step 4: Use FaceTime to Stay in Touch With Friends and Family
Apple’s video and audio calling service, FaceTime, is pretty cool and it looks even cooler on an iPad. It is bigger and more life-like! It is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac and you can call anyone who's using any of these devices. It is an exclusive Apple to Apple service, which helps you stay in touch with your loved ones on the go.
Step 5: Familiarise Yourself With the Camera on an IPad?
Trust us when we say that your iPad is indeed special. It features an excellent camera, which would help you capture the magical moments of your life. It has a front camera as well as a regular camera to capture photos in HD, sepia, regular, square, panoramic, to video and slow motion video, with built-in high dynamic range (HDR), burst mode, filters, and much more! The Camera app has a ton of functionality and options.
Step 6: Take Down Notes in Style on Your New IPad
With the new Notes app, writing has become a passé. Now you can also sketch, use bulleted and numbered lists, and create a checklist of items you need to keep track of. And not just photos and your hand-drawn sketches. You can also embed videos, audio files, locations, web links and documents in your note, which means that you don’t need to open many different apps to understand and analyse your note. You will have everything compiled at one single place.
Getting the new iPad opens a world of possibilities - with thousands of games to lay your hands on, the irresistible social media websites and tonnes of other options, all in the sleek design of the new iPad. So relax, take a breath and start exploring!