The user guide for the latest iPad model as of 2015 contains information regarding the basic use, including app usage, customization and the search functionality, and a tutorial that helps user set up the device. The information in the PDF and online versions is sorted into chapters and categories, respectively.
The first section provides a brief overview of the iPad and the included accessories. It explains the meaning of status icons and describes the gestures with which users can control the multi-touch screen. This section also explains the function of physical buttons on the device, including the side switch, volume, home and sleep buttons. The following section explains how to establish a connection to the Internet and how to set up the Apple ID. It also provides information regarding content management, iCloud and accounts for mail and calendar services.
Other sections explain the functionality and settings of the most common apps, including Camera, Clock, Safari and Mail, among others. Each section provides an overview of the specific app and tips regarding their use. The final section provides information regarding safety and handling. It describes how to properly manage the battery, cables and connectors while warning against potential hazards. Users can download the user guide in the PDF format from the Support section on Apple.com or peruse it directly from the website.