To activate your iPad, please follow the steps below:
  1. Power on the iPad using the power button on the top left of the device.
  2. When the device boots, you will see a screen that says “Hello.” At the bottom of the screen you will see “slide to set up.” Slide the arrow to the right to get started.

  3. Tap the appropriate language to continue.

  4. Tap “United States” as your country.

  5. Tap to select a Wi-Fi network. If your network requires a password, you will be prompted to enter it. If you are on campus, choose ATU-Wireless and tap "Next".

  6. You will then get a notice that “Arkansas Tech will configure your iPad.” Tap "Next" to continue.

  7. Next, you will be prompted to enter your Arkansas Tech username and password. After entering them, tap "Next". (Example: Username: jdoe, Password: YourPassword1!$)

  8. Create a passcode to protect your iPad from unauthorized use. Your passcode must be at least 4 characters. There are no complexity requirements for this passcode. It can be a simple 4 digit pin or a complex password, for example, 1234. Tap "Next" to continue.

  9. Re-enter your passcode to confirm and tap "Next".

  10. Review the Terms and Conditions from Apple. If you agree, tap "Agree".

  11. Apple ID and password. This is NOT the same as your Arkansas Tech credentials.
    • Login with your Apple ID and password IF you have them, and then click "Next".

    • If you do NOT have an Apple ID and password, please click "Don't have an Apple ID or forgot?" and you will begin the process to create one.

  12. Next, activate Siri by tapping "Turn On Siri".

  13. Finally, tab "Get Started" to complete the setup process and begin using your iPad.

If you need assistance, please contact the Campus Support Center at or (479) 968-0646.