Your Apple ID How to Set it Up
Essential Apple User Magazine|January 2021
If you didn’t register for an Apple ID during the initial setup of your iPad, you can set one up whenever you please, directly from the Settings app. If you want a new one, sign out with your old one and follow this guide. Either way, you’ll soon be up and running with an all-important Apple ID.

1 Open Settings from the Home screen and scroll to the top of the lefthand column. Tap ‘Sign in to your iPad’ right at the top of the list, then in the pop-up window, tap ‘Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?’

2 Tap ‘Create Apple ID’ in the next window and then, when instructed, enter your first name, last name, and date of birth. When you’ve entered these details, tap Next in the top right to move on to the next step.

3 Next, you’re asked whether you want to use your current email address (if you have one) for your Apple ID, or get a free iCloud email address by tapping the ‘Do not have an email address?’ link. Choose one and tap Next to continue to the next step.

4 If you chose to get a new iCloud address, you’re asked to complete your email, which ends ‘@icloud.com’. It may take a few tries before you find one that hasn’t already been taken by other Apple users but when you do, accept it by tapping Continue.

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