This guide is designed for novices and advanced iPad/iOS users alike. The tips and instructions here are tailored to the three most recent iPad models – iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 4 - and iOS 9, but you'll find plenty of relevant information for older iPad models and older versions of the iOS software.
We've broken things down into six major parts. Part 1: Meet Your iPad will help you unpack the box, learn how to interact with your iPad, and breeze through the set up process. Part 2: Getting to Know Your iPad will introduce you to the basic features and navigational system of the device. Part 3: Mastering Your Preinstalled Apps will walk you through the twenty preinstalled apps in detail to help you master what's available right out of the box. Part 4: Making It Your Own guides you through customization and personalization. Part 5: Maintenance and Security will help you keep your iPad healthy and safe. Finally, Part 6: Must-Have Apps for Your iPad includes a list of 49 of our favorite apps – we hope you like them as much as we do!
There's a lot of information here, and don't feel like you need to absorb it all at once. Think of this guide as a friendly support system for you as you learn to use and enjoy this incredible technology. If you're new to iPad or to iOS, start by reading through Parts 1 and 2. This should get you on your feet. Be sure to look at Part 5 to learn how to care for your new iPad. You may want to use Parts 3, 4, and 6 as reference material. Rather than reading them straight through from start to finish, browse the table of contents for the information most helpful to you. These chapters will also be helpful for experienced users who want to get the most out of iPad and iOS 9.