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iPad Manual A beginner’s guide to the 1st generation iPad

Technical Writing English 3154- EO1


Wesley Tok Table of Contents

Letter of Transmittal to Instructor...............................................................................................................3 Introduction.................................................................................................................................................4 Equipment...............................................................................................................................................4 Buttons and Major Parts .............................................................................................................................5 How to Turn the iPad On and Off................................................................................................................6 How to Unlock and Lock the Screen ...........................................................................................................7 Changing the Volume..................................................................................................................................9 Screen Orientation.......................................................................................................................................9 Settings......................................................................................................................................................11 Works Cited...............................................................................................................................................15

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Letter of Transmittal to Instructor To From Subject Date

Professor John Craig, University of Colorado Denver Wesley Tok iPad User Manual Information December 7, 2011

This user manual is a tutorial for consumers and users new to the 1st generation iPad, produced and distributed by Apple. This manual teaches the basic functions of using this product effectively. The primary audience are laypersons who have no previous experience with the iPad and need instructions on how to operate this product. The secondary audience is people who already own and/or operate this product but may need further technical assistance. This manual is a compilation of information from personal experience, consumer feedback, and different references (cited at the end of the document) that contain user directions and usage information. Apple does not provide a printed version of a user manual, but they do feature a user guide on their website which I did use to reference. This manual will only need to be revised if there are future software updates for the 1st generation iPad. Currently, there are no plans of software updates due to the release of the 2nd generation iPad. I have created this manual because of the popularity of this tablet. Apple sold about 15 million 1st generation iPads in 2010, which accounts for about 75% of all PC sales worldwide. It is still a very relevant product and is used by professionals in all fields as well as students and nonprofessional consumers. Wesley Tok

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English 3154-EO1

Introduction This manual explains how to operate the 1st generation iPad, including how to personalize it and how to use its features and controls. This revolutionary product features one of the most user friendly tablet touch screens as well as all the functions of a laptop. This manual will teach you all the basic functions and operations, such as how to:

• Turn on/off the iPad • Lock/unlock • Change volume • Screen orientation • Adjust screen brightness • General settings These instructions are written for laypersons, without any prerequisite knowledge of how to operate an iPad. If you are unfamiliar with iPads or need a reminder on any basic functions, this user manual is for you.

Equipment To operate this manual, you must be in possession of or have direct access to an iPad.

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Buttons and Major Parts You can find all of the buttons and major parts of the iPad by observing Figure 1.1. To operate the iPad successfully, you will need to know the location of all the features and buttons.

Figure 1.1 Overview of the iPad

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How to Turn the iPad On and Off 1. Locate the button on top of the iPad labeled “sleep/wake.” (Figure 1.1)

2. To turn on the iPad, hold the “sleep/wake” button until the Apple logo appears in the middle of the screen.

3. To turn off iPad, hold the “sleep/wake” button until the red slider appears at the top of the screen. Drag the red slider to turn off. (Figure 1.2)

 Press the cancel button at the bottom of the screen to terminate shutdown. (Figure 1.2)

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Figure 1.2 Shutdown screen

How to Unlock and Lock the Screen 1. To unlock the iPad, press either the “sleep/wake” button or the “home” button once. (Figure 1.1)

2. Wait for the screen to light up.

 A white slider will appear at the bottom of the screen. Drag the white slider to unlock. (Figure 1.3)

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Figure 1.3 Unlock screen

3. To lock the iPad, press the “sleep/wake” button once. The screen will appear off.

 The screen will automatically lock after two minutes of inactivity. To change the timing of the automatic lock setting, refer to General Settings on page 10.

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Changing the Volume

Figure 1.4 Volume buttons location

1. To increase the volume, press the “volume up” button. (Figure 1.4)

2. To decrease the volume, press the “volume down” button. (Figure 1.4)

3. To mute the iPad, slide the “silent” button up. To unmute the sound, slide the “silent” button down.

Screen Orientation

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Figure 1.5 Changing screen orientation

1. In order to view the screen in landscape orientation, rotate the iPad 90 degrees. (Figure 1.5)

 Whether the iPad is rotated at 90 or 180 degrees in either direction, the screen will automatically scale and adjust to insure the screen is always right-side up.

Adjusting Screen Brightness

Figure 1.6 Multitask bar

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1. Double click the “home” button.

2. At the bottom of screen, the “multitasking status bar” will appear. (Figure 1.6)

3. Flick the “multitasking status bar” from left to right.

Figure 1.7 Brightness Control

4. Once you flick the “multitasking status bar”, the brightness control setting will appear in its place. (Figure 1.7)

5. Drag the brightness slider to desired brightness setting. (Figure 1.7)

Settings

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Figure 1.8 Settings icon

1. To access the settings, locate and press the “settings icon� located on the home screen. (Figure 1.1 and Figure 1.8)

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Figure 1.9 Settings Screen

2. After pressing the “settings icon”, the settings screen will appear. (Figure 1.9)

 From this menu, you can change any settings as well as personalize your iPad. You can also change the settings of any applications shown under “Apps”. (Figure 1.9)

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Works Cited Bishop, Adrian. Email interview. Fall 2011. “iPad Support.” Apple. Apple Inc., 2011. Web. 7 Dec. 2011. <http://www.apple.com/‌support/‌ipad/>. “iPad Tips and Tutorials.” iPad Help. iPad Help, 2011. Web. 7 Dec. 2011. <http://ipadhelp.com/‌iPad/‌ipad-help/>.

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“iPad User Guide for iOS 5.0 Software.” Apple. Apple Inc., 5 Oct. 2011. Web. 7 Dec. 2011. <http://manuals.info.apple.com/‌en_US/‌ipad_user_guide.pdf>.

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