The iPad user manual contains general information about and operation instructions for the iPad hardware and iOS software which it runs. The manual is divided into chapters covering areas such as the device basics, Siri voice recognition, and the Messages, Mail and Photos applications.
The iPad manual covers nearly every aspect of operation for the built-in features and native applications that come preloaded on an iPad by default. The iPad At A Glance chapter goes over the accessories, Multi-Touch screen, sleep/wake button, home button and volume buttons. It also includes instructions for inserting and removing the SIM card tray and a description of the various status icons that appear in the iOS interface. The Get Started chapter describes the initial iPad setup process along with connecting to Wi-Fi and the Internet, setting up iCloud and an Apple ID, connecting the iPad to a computer and syncing with iTunes.
The Basics chapter explains how to both type text and dictate text input by voice, how to search the iPad, how to set up sharing and iCloud drive, and how to use the Personal Hotspot feature. Other functions covered in the Basics chapter are AirPlay, AirPrint, Apple Pay, Bluetooth device setup and security features.
Other chapters are dedicated to in-depth explanations of native applications such as Safari, Music, FaceTime, Calendar and Camera. Other native applications covered in the iPad manual are Contacts, Clock, Maps, Videos and Notes, among others.