How to Turn on 3G for Ipad

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How to Turn on 3G for Ipad
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Apple iPads are available in two distinct models, those with only Wi-Fi built-in, and those with both Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities. The Wi-Fi and 3G iPads require an add on data package available through certain cellular providers. The data package allows users to browse the Web, access e-mail and use other features through the 3G cellular data network, just like the Apple iPhone.

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  1. 1

    Press the "Home" button, then unlock the iPad screen.

  2. 2

    Tap the "Settings" icon.

  3. 3

    Tap the "Cellular Data" tab. A new page will load.

  4. 4

    Slide the blue "Cellular Data" switch from the "Off" position to "On."

  5. 5

    Look for the "3G" icon on the iPad's status bar to confirm the connection.

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