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How to set up your iPad Mini

Follow along as we walk through the process of setting up your shiny new iPad Mini.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani Contributing Writer, ZDNet
Jason Cipriani is based out of beautiful Colorado and has been covering mobile technology news and reviewing the latest gadgets for the last six years. His work can also be found on sister site CNET in the How To section, as well as across several more online publications.
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Setting up your iPad Mini doesn't take a lot of time or effort, but for those first-time iOS owners who aren't too sure about the process, it can be a bit intimidating. Don't let it be. Below you'll find a slideshow of the entire setup process, from start to finish, explaining what each screen is and means to your end experience.

Before you begin, it's a good idea to have access to a Wi-Fi connection or a computer connected to the Internet with iTunes installed. You'll need one or the other to complete the setup process.

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Guide to iOS 6
After you've looked through the setup process, you're going to want to know how to use your iOS device. Don't worry, we have you covered. We have a complete guide to iOS 6 that rounds up a healthy list of posts and content related to new features in iOS 6 (which is the version of iOS that your iPad Mini is running). Curious as to what Do Not Disturb is? Or what can Siri do? The list goes on and on. Check out our complete guide to using iOS 6.