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May 31, 2010

Confused by your iPad? Download the iPad User Guide and become an expert.


In my role as family technical consultant, the advent of the iPad has presented more than the usual challenges. I rarely deal with Apple products and find the iPad user interface more than a little obtuse.  What I really wanted was an iPad user manual and was a little surprised that Apple didn’t enclose one in the box or in electronic format on the iPad itself.

While Googling around looking up some iPad questions, I discovered that there is in fact an official Apple iPad User Guide which I have found to be extremely useful, but that you have to download it from Apple Support to your regular PC and view it there. This 154 page Adobe Acrobat PDF file cannot be viewed on the iPad itself and cannot be converted to an iPad iBooks-readable Epub file at the otherwise very useful Epub2Go website (see their front page warning about the iPad User Guide) because of some structural issues.

I recommend that you download the User Guide immediately and short of reading the whole thing, use the Adobe Acrobat search function to find the answers to your burning iPad questions that confuse the family technical consultant. Then you can become the expert!


Posted at 4:09 pm. Filed under Apple, Brands, Companies, Internet Tablet, iPad, Notebook

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3 Responses to “Confused by your iPad? Download the iPad User Guide and become an expert.”

  1. KIRA Says:

    IPad users can skip this download. The iPad user guide is a bookmark within Safari.

  2. Erik the Red Says:

    Why not just download it from the iBook store? Just do a search foe “iPad user guide” at the iBook store and download it for free.

  3. I confess, I bought an iPad too | Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] user, the Apple user interface and the iPad itself were annoyingly opaque until I discovered Apple’s well hidden iPad User Guide. I still find it painfully obscure in some areas, to wit: to find out what is filling up the [...]

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