Apple iPad Air 2

Apple iPad Air 2

Activate your Apple iPad Air 2 iOS 10.1

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You need to activate your tablet before using it for the first time and after a factory reset. Before you can activate your tablet, you need to insert your SIM into your tablet.

Step 1 of 18

Enter your PIN

If your SIM is locked, press Unlock.

Step 2 of 18

Enter your PIN

Key in your PIN and press OK.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services. Please note: If you key in the wrong PUK ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Step 3 of 18

Enter your PIN

Press the Home key.

Step 4 of 18

Select general settings

Press the required language.

Step 5 of 18

Select general settings

Press the required country or area.

Step 6 of 18

Select Wi-Fi network

Press the required Wi-Fi network.

Step 7 of 18

Select Wi-Fi network

Key in the password for the Wi-Fi network and press Join.

If there are no available Wi-Fi networks, you can use the mobile network instead.
Step 8 of 18

Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press Enable Location Services to turn on the function.

Step 9 of 18

Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press Disable Location Services to turn off the function.

Step 10 of 18

Turn use of GPS position on or off

If you turn off the function, press OK.

If you turn on use of GPS position, your tablet can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your tablet. See how to turn GPS on or off later after activation.
Step 11 of 18

Turn use of Touch ID on or off

Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of Touch ID or press Set Up Touch ID Later.

Step 12 of 18

Turn use of Touch ID on or off

If you turn off the function, press Continue.

See how to turn Touch ID on or off later after activation.
Step 13 of 18

Restore iCloud backup

Press Restore from iCloud Backup.

If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Step 14 of 18

Restore iCloud backup

Press the field next to "Apple ID" and key in the username for your Apple ID.

If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Step 15 of 18

Restore iCloud backup

Press the field next to "Password" and key in the password for your Apple ID.

If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Step 16 of 18

Restore iCloud backup

Press Next.

If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Step 17 of 18

Restore iCloud backup

Press Agree.

If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Step 18 of 18

Restore iCloud backup

Press the required backup and your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the activation.

If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.

1. Enter your PIN

If your SIM is locked, press Unlock.
Key in your PIN and press OK.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services. Please note: If you key in the wrong PUK ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from Vodafone.
Press the Home key.

2. Select general settings

Press the required language.
Press the required country or area.

3. Select Wi-Fi network

Press the required Wi-Fi network.
Key in the password for the Wi-Fi network and press Join.
If there are no available Wi-Fi networks, you can use the mobile network instead.

4. Turn use of GPS position on or off

Press Enable Location Services to turn on the function.
Press Disable Location Services to turn off the function.
If you turn off the function, press OK.
If you turn on use of GPS position, your tablet can find your position using GPS. If you turn off the function, you can't use any GPS functions on your tablet. See how to turn GPS on or off later after activation.

5. Turn use of Touch ID on or off

Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of Touch ID or press Set Up Touch ID Later.
If you turn off the function, press Continue.
See how to turn Touch ID on or off later after activation.

6. Restore iCloud backup

Press Restore from iCloud Backup.
If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Press the field next to "Apple ID" and key in the username for your Apple ID.
If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Press the field next to "Password" and key in the password for your Apple ID.
If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Press Next.
If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Press Agree.
If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.
Press the required backup and your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the activation.
If you don't have a backup, you need to set up your tablet as a new iPad. If you have an iTunes backup, you need to connect your tablet to your computer and follow the instructions on the screen to restore your backup.