First Time iPad Setup

iPad Setup

  1. Unbox your iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard.
  2. Press the power button on the top right-hand corner of your device to start setup.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to set up your device, making sure to select 'Set Up Manually'.
  4. Sign into Bowdoin’s device enrollment login with your Bowdoin username/password.  Your username is the portion of your email address before the @ symbol.
  5. Select Don’t Transfer Apps & Data at the Apps & Data screen.  Apps and data can be downloaded once you sign into iCloud but restoring from a backup will lock your iPad.
  6. Once you've reached the Home screen, the initial setup is complete. Check below for steps to set up accessories and apps.

If you have trouble during setup, you may create a ticket online. Someone will respond during our normal working hours.

If your iPad does not power on correctly, even after charging it for a short time, contact the Service Desk as soon as you can at (207) 725-3030 or 


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