Turn on and set up iPad
Turn on and set up your new iPad over a Wi-Fi network. You can also set up iPad by connecting it to your computer and using iTunes. If you have another iOS device (with iOS 11 or later) or an Android device, you can copy your data to your new device.
Note: If your iPad is deployed or managed by a company, school, or other organization, see an administrator or teacher for setup instructions. For general information, see the Apple at Work website or Education website.
Prepare for setup
To make setup as smooth as possible, have the following items available:
An Internet connection through a Wi-Fi network (you may need the name and password of the network) or cellular data service through a carrier (Wi-Fi + Cellular models)
Your Apple ID and password; if you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one during setup
Your credit or debit card account information, if you want to add a card to Apple Pay during setup on supported models
Your previous iPad or its backup data, if you’re upgrading to a new device
Your Android device, if you want to move from an Android device to iPad
Turn on and set up your iPad
Press and hold the top button until the Apple logo appears.
If iPad doesn’t turn on, you might need to charge the battery. For more help, see the Apple Support article If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won‘t turn on or is frozen.
Do one of the following:
If you have another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11 or later, you can use it to automatically set up your new device with Quick Start. Bring the two devices close together, then follow the onscreen instructions to securely copy many of your settings, preferences, and iCloud Keychain.
If you don’t have another iOS device, tap Set Up Manually, then follow the onscreen setup instructions.
Move from an Android device to iPad
When you first set up your new iPad, you can automatically and securely move your data from an Android device.
Note: You can use the Move to iOS app only when you first set up iPad. If you’ve already finished setup and want to use Move to iOS, you must erase your iOS device and start over, or move your data manually. See the Apple Support article Move content manually from your Android device to your iOS device.
On your device with Android version 4.0 or later, see the Apple Support article Move from Android to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and download the Move to iOS app.
On your iPad:
Follow the setup assistant.
On the Apps & Data screen, tap Move Data from Android.
On the Android device:
Turn on Wi-Fi.
Open the Move to iOS app.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
WARNING: To avoid injury, read Important safety information for iPad before using iPad.