iPad2 Book/Manual Recommendation

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kitjv, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. kitjv macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    I should receive my iPad 2 in about 3 weeks. Although I am a veteran Mac user, the iPad 2 will be my first iOS device. So, I thought it might be prudent to buy a book/manual on using the iPad 2. I am not interested in a remedial book that spends a lot of time on things like: "how to turn it on", "where the buttons are located", etc. I suspect that I will be able to easily figure out all of the basics based on the owners' manual & my Mac experience.

    I am looking for a book/manual that deals with the less obvious so that I can get up to speed a.s.a.p. I would appreciate any recommendations. In fact, maybe it would be preferable to consult online resources (?). Thank you for your thoughts.
  2. fherjohn macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    Just pick it up and use it! Apple makes it so easy to use.
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    iPads don't come with owner's manuals -- in fact, can't remember the last iDevice that came with one! Anyway, I recommend that when you get your iPad, you download iBooks from the app store, and do a search for "iPad." Or if you prefer a physical book, you could go to Amazon and search for "iPad" in their books department. Either way, you'll find plenty of selections to choose from.
  4. drpotter2807 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2011
    once you get your ipad, you can download ibooks (free) and down load the user manual from apple and there is another user guide that is free. I tried to download the userguide directly from apple and for some reason my pc won't load the pdf ( even though I have adobe pdf reader)

    the free books from ibooks are:

    Ipad 2 Starter Guide (Macworld)

    Ipad 2 User Guide (Apple)
  5. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm enjoying "Take control of Media on Your iPad" by jeff Carlson in the iBooks store: it has some depth.
  6. kitjv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    Thank you. In fact, I have already downloaded the iPad 2 manual, as well as AppStart for iPad (free). The more I think about it the less likely it appears that I will get a lot out of a independent print book (e.g. Missing Manual, etc). Thanks again.
  7. Penquin79 macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2011
    iPad 2 manual

    Evidently those that just pick up the iPad and just start playing haven't played far enough. That works but for real newbies there is hope.

    Once you get yours launch Safari. In the bookmarks drop down you will find the iPad manual. Every individual item, program, setting or what ever is expalined. At least it is in my iPad1, can't imagine they would take it out. You will of course have to be connected to the internet.

    Enjoy your iPad, you will never let yourself be without it.
  8. kitjv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2011
    Thank you, Penguin. I wasn't aware of that. I appreciate it.

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