How to Set Up a LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate

Authored by: Tech Pro Team

1. Introduction

The LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate is a kid-tough and kid-safe tablet designed entirely for kids that includes preloaded content to help kids develop skills in mathematics, reading and science as well as music, puzzles, logic and creativity to prepare kids for preschool and beyond. This guide will take you through basic setup steps to get your new LeapPad Ultimate ready to use.

LeapPad Ultimate.

2. Unbox & Charge

  1. Unpack your LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate. You will find the following items in the box:
  2. LeapPad Ultimate tablet with attached stylus.
  3. Micro USB A/C charger (not pictured).
  4. Additional Micro USB cable for computer connectivity.
  5. LeapPad Ultimate printed documentation.
Unboxed LeapPad Ultimate.
  1. Plug in your LeapFrog Epic using the supplied Micro USB charger to charge the battery.
LeapFrog Micro USB charger.

USB charger plugged into LeapFrog device.
  1. Connect the other end of the charger cable to an available power outlet.
Charger plugged into wall outlet.

3. Power On & Initial Setup

  1. To power the unit on, press and hold the Power button until you see the LeapFrog splash screen appear.
LeapFrog device with power button highlighted.
  1. Once powered on, the Initial Setup process will begin.
  2. On the Welcome Parents screen, tap Next to proceed.
Welcome Parents screen with Next button selected.
  1. Choose your country from the available list. Tap Next to proceed.
Country selection screen with United States selected and Next button below.
  1. In the list of available networks, click the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to. To skip this step, tap the Skip button in the lower left corner.
List of available wireless networks with Skip button below.
  1. If your Wi-Fi network requires it, you will be prompted for your Wi-Fi password. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your password. Tap Join when complete.
Prompt for Wi-Fi password on LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate.
  1. Once successfully connected, your network will have a green circle and star to the left of the name in the available network list. Tap Next to continue.
List of wireless networks with green circle next to active connection. Next button selected below.
  1. Accept the license agreement by tapping Agree.
Privacy policy with Agree button below.
  1. At this time, you must either log into an existing LeapFrog account, or select Create a LeapFrog Account if you do not have one.
Account setup page with email and password fields, and Log in button below.
  1. Next, you will be asked to create a "Parent Lock" code for your LeapPad device. This is a four digit PIN code that unlocks the device. This prevents children from being able to perform actions without parental consent. Enter your desired Parent Lock Code. Tap Next to continue.
Parental lock setup screen.
  1. Next, you will create a child profile. Enter all pertinent information for the child who will be using the LeapPad. Tap Save Child to proceed.
Child profile setup screen with fields for name, grade, birthdate, gender. The Save Child button is below.
  1. You will now be presented with a selection of different available apps to load onto your LeapFrog Epic. Tap More Info on an app you wish to learn more about.
App download selection screen with More Info button next to each app.
  1. Tap the Select button on the app's information screen to choose to download and install it.
Example app on screen with Select button highlighted.
  1. If you are done selecting apps to install, tap Yes. If there are more apps you wish to add, tap No to be brought back to the list of apps.
App download confirmation screen with Yes highlighted.
  1. Once all apps have been selected, downloaded and installed, registration will be complete.
Registration complete page.

4. Create Additional Child Profiles

  1. Power on the LeapPad.
  2. At the bottom of the "Welcome" screen, tap the Parent Child icon.
Welcome screen with Parent child button selected below.
  1. You will be prompted to enter your 4 digit Parent Lock code to access Parent Mode. Enter your code.
  2. This will bring you to the Parent Settings menu.
  3. Tap the "Child Profiles" icon.
Parental Controls screen with Child Profiles selected.
  1. On the Child Profiles screen, tap Create New Profile at the bottom of the screen.
Child Profiles screen with Create New Profile selected.

You may create a maximum of three player profiles (in addition to the Guest profile) on the LeapPad Ultimate.

5. Connect Your LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate to Wi-Fi

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