How do I set up an Apple ID and connect my new iPad to iTunes?

Kathleen Brown March 16, 2013

I have a new iPad and have to connect to iTunes – can you tell me what I will need to do? Do I need an iTunes account?

  1. Nick Sharma
    March 28, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    This should help you:

  2. shirley_hershey
    March 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Navigate to to get to the page on Apple's website that provides an online easy-to-complete form that, once you have completed it, will provide you with an Apple ID. Fill it out and, voila!, you will have an Apple ID that you can use on any Mac or i-device. Just be sure to remember the email address and password that you created so that you will be able to enter them when you want to use your Apple ID. You will need to your Apple ID for access to the App Store and for a number of other services.

    Shirley H

  3. Jan Fritsch
    March 17, 2013 at 2:30 am

    An Apple ID (which includes the "iTunes account") is needed to download free and paid apps, to access iCloud services (e.g. contacts, calendars and backups to the cloud). It is not necessarily needed to use your iPad.

    Generally all you have to do is connect the iPad to the internet (e.g. WiFi) and follow the on-screen instructions. If you don't have WiFi you can connect it to a computer using the docking cable, install the latest iTunes and follow the instruction within iTunes.

  4. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    1) You need a Apple Account to download apps. Create one at
    2) Then just plug in your iPad and iTunes will open automatically.
    3) Then click iTunes store on the top right.
    4) Then click sign in on the top left.

    A small dialog will open asking for apple id and password. Fill in your details and hit sign in.

  5. susendeep dutta
    March 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

    You do need iTunes account to get apps,music and games.

    Visit the link below to have a detailed knowledge of what to do after getting a new iPad and setting it up in iTunes -

  6. ha14
    March 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    you need iTunes account to purchase games, applications, update firmware...

  7. Anish P
    March 16, 2013 at 4:16 am

    You don't even need to connect the iPad to your computer to set it up. Just turn on the iPad and follow the screen's instructions. It'll even allow you to create a new Apple ID on the spot.

    But if you feel more comfortable connecting it through a computer, set up your Apple ID online ( and then follow the instructions found on this site (

    You can also take it to your nearby apple store and they'll set it up for you at no charge.

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