Apple iPad Air (iOS8)




Using my tablet

List of display icons
Turning the screen lock on my tablet on or off
Guide to keys and sockets on my tablet
Writing text on my tablet
Restarting my tablet
Ending active applications on my tablet

Getting started

Charging the battery for my tablet
Turning my tablet on and off
Inserting a SIM into my tablet
Activating an Apple ID on my tablet

Activating my tablet



You need to activate your tablet before using it for the first time and also when you've restored the factory default settings. It's easy, but remember you need to insert your SIM into your tablet before you can use this function.


Enter PIN
  • Slide your finger right on the display.
  • Tap Unlock.
  • Key in your PIN and tap OK.
  • If your SIM is rejected:
  • Contact your service provider or the store where you bought your tablet.

Select general settings
  • Tap the required language.
  • Tap the required country or area.

Select connection type
  • To activate your tablet using Wi-Fi:
  • Tap the required Wi-Fi network or Choose another network.
  • Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required Wi-Fi network.
  • To activate your tablet using the mobile network:
  • Tap Use Cellular Connection.

Turn location services on or off
  • Tap Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.
  • If you select Disable Location Services:
  • Tap OK.

Select option
  • If this is the first time you use an iPad:
  • Tap Set Up as New iPad and go to step 5a.
  • If you've used an iPad before and want to restore previous content from an iCloud backup:
  • Tap Restore from iCloud Backup and go to step 5b.
  • If you've used an iPad before and want to restore previous content from an iTunes backup:
  • Tap Restore from iTunes Backup and go to step 5c.

5a - "Set Up as New iPad"
  • To activate your tablet using an existing Apple ID:
  • Tap Sign In with an Apple ID.
  • To activate your tablet using a new Apple ID:
  • Tap Create a Free Apple ID.
  • To activate your tablet without an Apple ID:
  • Tap Skip This Step.
  • Tap Don't Use.
  • Follow the instructions on the display to activate your tablet.

5b - "Restore from iCloud Backup"
  • Tap Apple ID and key in the username for your Apple ID.
  • Tap Password and key in the password for your Apple ID.
  • Tap Next.
  • Follow the instructions on the display to log on to iCloud.
  • Tap the required backup.
  • Your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup.
  • Follow the instructions on the display to activate your tablet.

5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"
  • Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.
  • Find the download section on the website to download iTunes.
  • Download and install iTunes on your computer.
  • Start the program iTunes on your computer.
  • Connect the data cable to the tablet socket and to your computer's USB port.
  • Click Restore from this backup.
  • Click the drop down list next to "Restore from this backup".
  • Click the required backup.
  • Click Continue.
  • Your tablet restores the contents of the selected backup.

*Please refer to the Apple website for more information or further support.*

Sound settings

Setting the volume on my tablet
Turning silent mode on my tablet on or off
Choosing a message tone for my tablet

Display settings

Choosing a language for my tablet
Personalising the display for my tablet
Setting date and time for my tablet
Setting the display brightness for my tablet
Using notifications on my tablet (Notification Center)

Security codes

Turning use of lock code on my tablet on or off
Changing my tablet PIN
Turning my tablet PIN on or off
Changing the lock code for my tablet

Software update

Checking the software version for my tablet
Restoring factory default settings on my tablet
Backing up the tablet memory
Updating the software on my tablet

Network

Turning flight mode on my tablet on or off
Choosing a network for my tablet
Choosing network mode for my tablet

Making calls

Making a video call on my tablet (FaceTime)
Suppressing calls and notifications (Do Not Disturb)

Contacts

Copying contacts from social network sites and email accounts
Creating a contact for my tablet
Merging identical contacts on my tablet

Email

Writing and sending email
Setting up my tablet for email
Setting up my tablet for Exchange email
Reading email
Deleting an email configuration on my tablet
Choosing a default email account for my tablet

iMessages

Setting up my tablet for iMessages
Writing and sending iMessage
Reading iMessage

Organiser

Setting an alarm on my tablet
Creating a note on my tablet
Creating a calendar appointment on my tablet
Creating a reminder on my tablet

Internet

Setting up my tablet for internet
Using my internet browser
Clearing browser data on my tablet

Apps

Installing and using apps from App Store
Uninstalling apps on my tablet
Turning automatic update of apps on my tablet on or off

Camera, pictures and video clips

Sending pictures and video clips from my tablet
Viewing pictures and video clips on my tablet
Using the camera on my tablet
Using the video recorder on my tablet
Uploading pictures or video clips to social network sites
Sharing pictures or video clips using iCloud Photo Sharing
Sharing pictures or video clips using AirDrop

Music

Using the music player on my tablet

GPS, maps and navigation

Turning GPS on my tablet on or off
Using map functions in Maps
Using GPS navigation in Maps

Voice control (Siri)

Selecting settings for voice control (Siri) on my tablet
Using voice control (Siri) on my tablet

Data usage

Turning data roaming on my tablet on or off
Turning mobile data on my tablet on or off
Checking data usage on my tablet

Connecting tablet and computer

Transferring files between a computer and my tablet
Using tethering on my tablet

Wi-Fi

Connecting my tablet to a Wi-Fi network
Turning Wi-Fi on my tablet on or off
Setting up and using my tablet as personal Hotspot

Bluetooth

Pairing a Bluetooth device with my tablet
Turning Bluetooth on my tablet on or off

Synchronisation (iCloud)

Using synchronisation on my tablet (iCloud)

Facebook

Using Facebook on my tablet
Installing Facebook on my tablet

Twitter

Installing Twitter on my tablet
Using Twitter on my tablet

Gmail

Installing Gmail on my tablet
Using Gmail on my tablet

YouTube

Installing YouTube on my tablet
Using YouTube on my tablet

Google Maps

Installing Google Maps on my tablet
Using Google Maps on my tablet