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Wish the Ipad came with a Manual.

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by lorieanne66, Dec 11, 2012.

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    I received my IPad in September as a birthday gift. Little did I know that it didn't come with instructions. Using it was no problem for me but I felt like I wasn't using all the features. After endless searches and getting bits and pieces from the internet I ran into IPad video lessons. Holy cow I had no idea how many features I was missing out on. I can say now I am a professional IPadder. lol
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    A simple search in Safari under "apple manual" or "apple user guide" would lead you to:
    manuals.info.apple.com/en/ipad_user_guide.pdf. Doesn't take long.
    Regards, Andrew


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    There is a free iPad Users Guide in iBooks.
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    The guide linked by The OB is the best, and free. you can download it into iBooks. Another is http://help.apple.com/ipad/6
    However, it cant be downloaded but works really well.
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    Well, the point is that we pay a lot of money for Apple products. It would be nice to have such manual preinstalled, but I gues that would put to big dent in Apple profits, so no manual. Users you on your own, Apple.
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    There is a manual supplied with Safari. It's in your bookmarks.


    And the full manual is available from Apple, by using the link scifan supplied. It's also available as a link in my signature line.

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    all companies should follow it to save paper and green planet and stuff;)
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    By the way, there should have been a small, easily overlooked card in you iPad's box. It has instructions (links) on one side to most of the sources listed above. So, Apple did supply you with a manual and choices of how to access it. Just not a pound of paper.

    I understand that they choose to be elegant and understated in the packaging, but in the case of that card they would probably save a lot of grief if it was four times the size and bright orange.

    Then again, knowing how I usually dump the packaging and documentation out with barely a glance, I'm sure it would still get overlooked by many people. ;)
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    Maybe Apple could pre-program the device to bring the manual up on screen as soon as you first set it up?
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    Maybe, but my cynical side suggests that we'd see at least one complaint about being forced to read a 493 page manual before you can use the iPad. :D
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    I still have not read any manual. If you need to read the manual, the software ain't designed right.

    Besides, just hit a few apple devoted website and you pick up most of what you need.
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    Cause the iPad is so difficult to use. More technology and products are coming with links or small cards pointing to the manuals. Not including paper manuals actually saves money both the companies and consumers. And in a world trying to be green, the less paper used the better... Besides, if the put a manual app on the device, someone would complain that apple was wasting storage on something they didn't want.

    How hard is it to click a link?
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    Tip do what us kids do mess around with everything I never used a iPad before but as soon as I got it I knew everything about it
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    you can download it from the apps store and place it on your book shelf, that's what my wife did. Freddie

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