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Did you actually read the user guide/instructions when you got your iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by iDharma, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. iDharma
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    I wonder how many folks did like I did.

    Within seconds of getting it home, I yanked it out of the box and ran to my home computer to get it synced up with iTunes. To this day, 2-3 months after getting it, still I haven't cracked open any of the documentation that came with it.

    Did any of you actually read the instructions before syncing it up for the first time?
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    it came with instructions?

    Maybe I should open the box again and see what else is in there.
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    What instructions? Mine didn't come with crap. I had to call the apple store and they walked me through the initial set up. I remember thinking I have never bought anything that didn't come with a user manual!
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    Lol.....I didn't even look for instructions.....
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    Lol. So? Only because you are a guy!:)
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    Aren't you? Shitums. You might not be...
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    I downloaded the manual into iBooks (the manual and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" remain my only iBook purchases) and read it that first day but really there isn't much in it that most people wouldn't have discovered on the Apple web site tutorials.
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    I looked for a manual but there was none.

    It's by accident, two weeks later that I found it in iBooks. Haven't finished it.
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    User Guide? We don't need no stinkin' user guide!
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    In fact it's rather annoying to find it that way. What's the purpose? I got as much information here...
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    Well for anyone who had an "iDevice" prior to getting an iPad, you already know that iTunes is your portal to the universe. But judging by the number of posts that begin, "How come my iPad says "Not Charging" when I plug it into my laptop?", quite a number of people who should be reading the manual have not done so.

    But then again, the lack people who have read the manual gives all of the rest of us something to do!

    So far, this one has to be the winner: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/7392-ipad-screen-durability.html I don't know whether to laugh at this or cry because it is so pathetic.

    And epb, we must be from the same era. I just downloaded the free .pdf of this book from my high school daze:

    [​IMG]
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    i go to the user guide every once in awhile, but never read through the whole guide.
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    Like everyone says "instructions?" Don't remember that part...just ipad, plugs, and a box.
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    As Jobs said in January when he introduced the iPad, there are millions of customers out there who already know how to use the iPad.

    If you had used an iPhone or iPod you knew how it worked.
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    I had to go searching for a manual like document to work out what the "disable auto rotate" switch was. Proper brain stall on that one, just didn't think to try rotating it when the switch was thrown

    Si
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    I bookmark the user guide for easy access. I use it so seldom, sometimes I forget where I put it. If you are interested, here is the link for the guide

    User Guide
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    I remember flipping thru the little booklet but most of my instruction came after I said "Guess what I got" Then the fun and oneupmanship began.
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    I didn't found any. So I went to their website. And then I stumbled upon this site. And it's a good thing though, or I wouldn't be enjoying iPad so soon .
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    you mean it came with a user guide. but iam a guy need no stinking user guide:D..
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    Having used an Ipod touch for many years, I never thought that anyone would find this device confusing. The Ibook guide has some interesting tips, but itunes walks you through most of the setup and finding things from there is just part of the fun of ownership.

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