This guide is only for students returning to Mid-Pacific Institute that have previously had an iPad.

Follow this guide to set up your iPad. Be sure to follow it from start to finish! If at any time you run into trouble, please read through the TROUBLESHOOTING section at the end of this document.

If you require further assistance, please send an email to with a detailed description of the issue you are encountering.

1. Hello!

Turn on the iPad. The power button is on the top right. Hold it down until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Press the Home button to unlock the iPad.

1. Hello!

2. Select Language

Select English.

3. Select Your Country or Region

Select United States.

4. Choose a Wi-Fi Network

Next, connect to a Wi-Fi network that you have access to.

A list of available Wi-Fi networks will appear. Tap the network to access.

5. Set Up iPad

Tap Restore from iCloud Backup if you would like to restore your previous apps and data.

6. Sign Into iCloud

Next, sign in with your Apple ID for iCloud.

  1. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  2. Tap Next.

7. Accept iCloud Agreement

Next, Read through Apple's terms and conditions.

Tap Agree in the bottom right.

7. Accept iCloud Agreement

8. Choose Backup

A list of the latest iPad Backups will appear. Most of the time, you'll want the one with the most recent backup date.

Tap the iPad Backup you want to restore.

9. iCloud Restore Will Begin

Your iCloud backup will now restore your apps and settings to your new iPad, then the iPad will restart.

10. Mid-Pacific Configuration

We must now allow Mid-Pacific Institute to configure our iPad automatically.

Tap Next.

11. Log In with Open Directory (OD) Account

Type in your Open Directory (OD) Username and Password. This will be your first and last name without spaces.

Do not include in your Username.

Tap Next.

12. Create a Passcode

Please create a passcode to protect your iPad. Do NOT forget your passcode. If you forget your passcode, you could disable your iPad and will have to erase it.

13. Enter Your AppleID Password

  1. Type in your Apple ID / iCloud Password.
  2. Tap Next.

14. Welcome to iPad

Tap Get Started at the bottom of the screen.

14. Welcome to iPad

15. Apps Will Restore

Your previously installed apps will now begin downloading.

Tap OK.


Restarting and Resetting an iPad

If something isn’t working, try restarting iPad, forcing an app to close, or resetting iPad.

Restart iPad: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off iPad. To turn iPad back on, hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Force an app to close: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPad for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then hold down the Home button until the app closes.

If you can’t turn off iPad or if the problem continues, you may need to reset iPad. This should be done only if turning iPad off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.

Reset iPad: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

Shutdown iPad: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off iPad.

If none of these troubleshooting tips helps, please contact and send us a detailed description of the issue you are enountering.