The iPad has undergone a number of changes since its original release in 2010, including the ability to create folders to organize your apps, multitasking, FaceTime support, AirPlay, AirPrint and Voice Dictation among many other features. Feeling overwhelmed? This list provides the official iPad manuals from Apple.
You can click on these links to view the manual in your web browser. Alternatively, you can right-click the link and choose "Save link as..." to save the file to your hard drive. If you open the manual on an iPad, you can also save it to iBooks by tapping the "Open in iBooks" button at the top of the display.
iPad Air / iPad Mini 2 (iOS 7)
The iPad 4 was released alongside iOS 6, which added Siri to the iPad. This version also replaced Google Maps with Apple's Maps, though Google Maps is still available on the App Store. iOS 6 also introduced a new look and feel for the App Store.
The iPad 3 added a number of new features like voice dictation and an improved camera. It also integrates Twitter into the operating system, making it easier to tweet to your friends. This updated manual is appropriate iPad 3 owners using iOS 5.1.
The iPad 2 was released with a new version of the operating system. The features of iOS 4.3 are similar to 4.2 but include support for new features on the iPad 2 like the front-facing and back-facing camera.
The original iPad does not contain all of the features of the iPad 2 or iPad 3rd generation. If you bought the iPad when it was first launched and have not updated the operating system, this manual will give you accurate information on how to use all of the features.
The first major operating system update after the original iPad release, the iOS 4.2 update brought the ability to create folders to better arrange your applications into categories. It also included AirPlay, AirPrint, multi-tasking and fast app switching.
This guide includes important safety and handling information, how to keep the iPad clean, the frequency rates used and an FCC Compliance Statement.
Apple TV is one of the best accessories you can buy for your iPad, with AirPlay and Display Mirroring allowing you to send both audio and video to your TV or to AirPlay-compatible speakers. The above link leads to the 3rd generation guide. You can also download a guide for the 2nd generation Apple TV and the 1st generation Apple TV. Read more about connecting your iPad to your TV.