iPad (8th Generation)

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Activating your tablet

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.

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Press and hold On/Off until your tablet is turned on.

Press the Home key.
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Press the Home key.

Press the required language.
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Press the required language.

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

If your SIM is locked, key in your PIN and press OK. The default PIN is 1111.
1111
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If your SIM is locked, key in your PIN and press OK. The default PIN is 1111.

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 EE.
Follow the instructions on the screen to transfer content from another device running iOS 11 or later or press Set Up Manually.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to transfer content from another device running iOS 11 or later or press Set Up Manually.

Press the required Wi-Fi network.
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Press the required Wi-Fi network.

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

Press Continue.
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Press Continue.

Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of Touch ID or press Set Up Touch ID Later .
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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 Don't Use.
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If you turn off the function, press Don't Use.

See how to turn Touch ID on or off later after activation.
Press Passcode Options.
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Press Passcode Options.

Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of lock code or press Don't Use Passcode.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of lock code or press Don't Use Passcode.

If you turn off the function, press Don't Use Passcode.
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If you turn off the function, press Don't Use Passcode.

Press Don't Transfer Apps & Data and follow the instructions on the screen to finish the activation.
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If you've backed up content previously, you can restore the content from an iCloud backup.

Press Don't Transfer Apps & Data and follow the instructions on the screen to finish the activation.