How to setup and start using your new iPad mini or iPad

How to setup and start using your new iPad mini or iPad

If you just got your new iPad mini or iPad 4, tore it out of its box, turned it on, and... are wondering just what to do next, don't worry, iMore's here to help! Thanks to the introduction of iCloud whether this is your first iPad, or just the latest in a long line, it's easier than ever to set it up as a brand new iPad or restore it from a backup of your old iPad, and get going.

"Just works" is just the worst when it doesn't, so instead of wasting time, check out our help and how-to tutorials below, so you can start spending time with your iPad mini or iPad as fast as possible. And hey, if you already know everything there is to know about the iPad, just bookmark this page and share it with family and friends who don't. We'll do the heavy lifting so you don't have to!

iCloud: The ultimate guide

Siri: The ultimate guide

Notification Center: The ultimate guide

iMessage: The ultimate guide

Photography: The ultimate guide

How to get more help with iPad

Have more questions or run into more problems with your iPad? Here's where to get help:

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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