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!
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.