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Old 22-06-2017, 11:29 PM   #1
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Ipad Pro can be independent device?

Noob question.

I know in the Ipad ecoystem, Ipad need a main computer with iTunes to function. Seems you can't even get pass the initial setup screen until you plug the Ipad to iTunes on another system.

What about Ipad Pro? Can it be used like Android tablets on its own?
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Old 23-06-2017, 12:19 AM   #2
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Noob question.

I know in the Ipad ecoystem, Ipad need a main computer with iTunes to function. Seems you can't even get pass the initial setup screen until you plug the Ipad to iTunes on another system.

What about Ipad Pro? Can it be used like Android tablets on its own?
You don't need to have iTunes or even a computer to use iPad.
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Old 23-06-2017, 12:44 AM   #3
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But, you take it out of the retail box, turn it on, and if you do not have a computer at home with iTunes, what do you do?

You don't need to have iTunes or even a computer to use iPad.
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Old 23-06-2017, 12:58 AM   #4
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Connect to wifi, activate the ipad and start using

No longer require itunes to activate
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Old 23-06-2017, 01:14 AM   #5
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That's good news! Thanks!


Connect to wifi, activate the ipad and start using

No longer require itunes to activate
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Old 23-06-2017, 02:08 AM   #6
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Ever since iOS 5 update, you don't need a computer or iTunes to activate iPad/iPhone/iPod touch.

You can set up right out of the box without having to connect to a PC.
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Old 23-06-2017, 06:13 AM   #7
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At any point of it's life, you'll still need a computer to backup should u run into issues. It can't be totally independent like android tablets which u can backup to microsd card..

That's good news! Thanks!
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At any point of it's life, you'll still need a computer to backup should u run into issues. It can't be totally independent like android tablets which u can backup to microsd card..


you can backup to iCloud 5GB if you have 1 idevice, its more than enough. However, if you have more than 2 idevice, confirm not enough for 5GB
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Old 23-06-2017, 11:13 AM   #9
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you can backup to iCloud 5GB if you have 1 idevice, its more than enough. However, if you have more than 2 idevice, confirm not enough for 5GB
This is simple, add $1.28 for 50gb. LOL!
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At any point of it's life, you'll still need a computer to backup should u run into issues. It can't be totally independent like android tablets which u can backup to microsd card..


can Android devices finally backup all app data? now latest is Android 8 liao still can't backup n restore easily. either have to root to use Titanium backup or jump thru so many loops
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Old 23-06-2017, 08:22 PM   #11
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can Android devices finally backup all app data? now latest is Android 8 liao still can't backup n restore easily. either have to root to use Titanium backup or jump thru so many loops
samsung switch allows users to backup app data to microsd card, tried and it was working..
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samsung switch allows users to backup app data to microsd card, tried and it was working..
hmm even Samsung's own FAQ says not all app data can be backup n restored. also couple of threads on xda say it doesn't backup n restore everything. looks like rooting is e only solution...
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Old 23-06-2017, 11:46 PM   #13
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Hi experts,

Question to those who fits the following scenario:

Say the new Ipad/Pro (wifi only) is the one and only device in the house (android phone not counted :p), and there's no other laptop or desktop.

Usage is basic - web surfing, emails, some basic documents/spreadsheet editing, no games......optional is citrix into company's servers for some basic work.

Other than the keyboard (and maybe stylus), what other items do you have in the whole setup to make things work?

TIA!
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Hi experts,

Question to those who fits the following scenario:

Say the new Ipad/Pro (wifi only) is the one and only device in the house (android phone not counted :p), and there's no other laptop or desktop.

Usage is basic - web surfing, emails, some basic documents/spreadsheet editing, no games......optional is citrix into company's servers for some basic work.

Other than the keyboard (and maybe stylus), what other items do you have in the whole setup to make things work?

TIA!
Bluetooth speakers. Pair your device to it and play content from Apple Music and/or playing YouTube picture-in-picture while doing your tasks. (YouTube app not supported, copy link to a website that converts it)
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Old 24-06-2017, 09:25 AM   #15
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If you're interested in making your ipad the only computer you can consider referencing to www.macstories.net the author has numerous helpful tips on how to work on the iOS platform.
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