Performing a basic setup on your iOS device

  • First, take a moment to look at the ITS advice—Guidelines for Smartphones and Mobility
  • You will need to install iTunes on your primary computer (Windows computers require a reboot)
  • Open iTunes after installation
  • Create an iTunes account if you don’t have one—then login to your new iTunes account
  • Plug your iPad into your computer using the supplied white cable
  • You will be prompted whether you want to sync this iPad with your computer—say Yes
  • If you already had iTunes on your computer, it will transfer any apps, music and pictures automatically. You can also choose to synchronize bookmarks, movies and notes
  • You can also setup your iOS device to synchronize with Colby Apps E-mail, Calendar and Contacts by visiting this page—iOS E-mail Setup


Setting up Find My iPhone

To protect your iOS device in case of loss, you need to add the “Find My iPhone” app which works on all iOS devices.

  • On the iPad, go to App Store app
  • Search for “Find My iPhone” and install (it’s free)
  • On the iPad, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars



  • Add Account… > iCloud



  • Enter your Apple ID and password from initial setup above and click Next



  • Answer OK to “Allow iCloud to Use the Location of Your iPad?”



  • Make sure the “Find My iPhone” option is turned on



  • Choose any other options that you’d like synchronize to your iOS device
  • Click Save


Testing “Find My iPhone” for your iOS Device

  • On a desktop or notebook, open a web browser and go to
  • Login with your AppleID and password
  • Click on “Find your iPhone”—then click on your iPad in My Devices
  • Your iOS device will appear on a map. Click on the “i” on the text and select “Play a sound or send a message”
  • Click Send, with an optional message—your device should beep
  • In the event of loss, visit the web page and you can find or wipe your iOS device remotely.