User manuals for cellphones on third-party websites such as Retrevo.com and ManualsOnline.com are free, as of 2015. Retrevo.com provides cellphone manuals for 69 brands, while ManualsOnline.com covers 206 brands. Cellphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Motorola also provide free cellphone manuals.
Users can download these manuals as PDF files or peruse them on the websites as web articles. Retrevo.com and ManualsOnline.com list the brands in alphabetical order and provide download links for each cellphone model. Websites of manufacturers typically offer a selection dialog box or a list whereby users can specify the type and model number of their cellphones to narrow down the search process. After a user selects a model, the website displays the user manual using the built-in PDF support of the web browser.