Sign in with or create your Apple ID
Your Apple ID is the key part of the experience Apple attempts to provide on any iOS device. It will allow you to access the App Store, iTunes, iBooks, FaceTime, iMessage, Game Center, and many more Apple services.
If you've owned any Apple device in the past and used iTunes to purchase music or other content, you already have an Apple ID and can use the ID you used in iTunes to set up your iPad.
Creating a free Apple ID, if this is your first Apple device, takes a few minutes; you'll mostly be entering personal information, choosing a password, security questions, and entering a payment method.
November 5, 2012 12:32 PM PST
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