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Program your Apple iPad Air

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2016

Steps to activate your Apple iPad Air

  • Hands free activation

  • If this is the first time activating your device, hands free activation automatically starts when you power it on for the first time.

    1. With your device powered off, press and hold the Power key.
    2. Swipe to begin the setup.
    3. Tap the preferred language.
    4. Tap the correct country or region.
    5. Tap the preferred activation method:
      • To activate using a Wi-Fi connection, tap the preferred Wi-Fi network, enter the network Password, and then tap Join.
      • To activate using iTunes, tap Connect to iTunes.
      • To activate using a cellular connection, tap Use Cellular Connection. The option to Use Cellular Connection appears after several minutes.
    6. Your device will activate.
    7. Tap the preferred Location Services.
    8. Follow the prompts to create a Passcode.
    9. Tap the preferred Apps & Data option.
    10. Enter your Apple ID credentials and tap Next.
    11. Read the Terms and Conditions and tap Agree.
    12. Read the Terms and Conditions message and tap Agree.
    13. Tap an iCloud Keychain option.
    14. Tap an option for Siri.
    15. Tap a Diagnostics option.
    16. Tap an App Analytics option.
    17. Tap Get Started.
    18. Your Apple iPad is ready to be used.

    Note: If hands free activation fails, continue to the next guide.

  • Update the data profile

  • If this is not the first time activating your device, or hands free activation did not complete successfully, update the data profile.

    1. From the home screen, tap Settings.
    2. Tap General.
    3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
    4. Tap Subscriber Services.
    5. Tap Reprovision Account.
    6. Tap OK.

    If you are having trouble activating your Apple iPad Air, make an appointment at a nearby Sprint Store for assistance getting your device programmed.

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