Do you need a computer for the iPad?

WES October 29, 2011
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Other than the initial setup, will I need iTunes from a different computer for any reason?

  1. James Bruce
    November 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

    You do NOT need a computer for the initial setup either, if it is running IOS5. 

  2. Mike
    October 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    In general iOS devices work without any computer once they are activated. And usually the shops selling those devices offer you to activate them.

    Once your iPad is running iOS 5 you can even perform software updates without a computer and backups to the iCloud.

    * Although one has to mention that there are limitations for restoring content such as only content (Apps, books, music, ...) available in the iTunes/Apps/iBook store can be restored. For now iCloud also requires a WiFi connection.

  3. Anonymous
    October 29, 2011 at 11:05 am

    You will need computer to upgrade ipad OS, to make backups