My own fault. . . moving to Apple

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  1. Scoggs

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    I really shouldn't be grumbling. Enough folks had already told me to stay away from the weird world of Apple and itspreciously incompetent devices, to stick instead with Android which at least provides clarity of operation and intent. However, I've grown weary of my appalling Samsung Tab A 10.5 inch, with its control surfaces scattered around /inside the bezel, such that if you're not incredibly careful how you're holding the damn thing, disaster awaits: whatever's on screen vanishes, whatever task is being undertaken is abandoned, it's one Samsung Oops! moment after another.

    So. I've just bought an Apple-refurb 10.5inch iPad Pro for £450. And, having disregarded the earlier advice of Android users on the grounds they were resentful of the sheer brilliance of the Apple product, am now wondering what kind of a dog's breakfast this may yet turn out to be.

    Any other product in the world which has a User Guide, I can locate it and download it to my PC and then decide which pages to enlarge and print separately, either hard copy output or pdf virtual. I need to understand the Operating System of this new iPad Pro of mine so have gone here, to this link, in hope of managing the same simple, straightforward feat:

    ‎iPad User Guide for iOS 12.3

    but have now had to come here because no matter how long I stare at that web page, nothing comes into view about how to actually acquire / actually download the darn thing in pdf form to my desktop PC (i.e., the very same PC I'm using to browse through that particular manufacturer webpage.).

    If this is an example of the level of genius I'm to encounter from now on with my iPad PRO and Apple operating system, it seems I'd have been better staying with Samsung and Android. I've shut down all Firefox ad blockers in case they've messed up the page (they shouldn't have, anyway) but the outcome is still as before:

    an Apple page extolling the virtues of its User Guide without a single mention of how to obtain that guide.
     
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    Sincere thanks, scifan57 for that immediate (and much appreciated) help. I take it from your comment that downloading via the Books app is the only possible route to go here; that downloading the guide as a standard pdf to my desktop PC isn't feasible.

    Quite why Apple itself couldn't have said that on that same page, escapes me. I'm hoping to familiarise myself with the arcane workings of iTunes in terms of copying / moving files folders between my PC and the iPad so am expecting to find information relating to that somewhere in the user guide. For which reason, I'd rather have the material to hand on the PC than downloaded into an app that's merely on the iPad.

    But perhaps my way of looking to do simple things isn't the Apple way.

    No matter. Sincere thanks again for the speedy help.
     
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    If you choose the web version of the manual, then tap on the icon that looks like a square with an upward arrow through it at the bottom of the screen you’ll see a list of other apps on your iPad that the manual can be downloaded to.
     
    #4 scifan57, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    I move files and pictures freely between my iPad and my HP Windows 8.1 desktop all of the time, and I have NEVER once used iTunes! I downloaded icloud for windows on my PC, and they are in perfect harmony, and I can open iCloud on the PC and up or download whatever I want between the two devices perfectly. It`s extremely simple. I never owned any Apple devices until last Sept. and now I accept that I am indeed part of their cult, and not sorry at all. I just went to the support manuals page posted by Sci Fan, and saved it as a download on my PC as with any file. Just L click on the title, and you should get the option to save or open the file. iPad manual download panel..png
     
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    I followed through with the download to see, and it is indeed a PDF. There should also be an iPad users guide already on your iPad.
     

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