Apple posts iOS 7 user guides for the iPad and iPod touch

By , Sep 18, 2013

iOS 7 User Guide (iPod touch)

With each new iOS release, Apple typically makes available the accompanying user guide through the Manuals section of its website. With the advent of iBooks and the iBookstore, the company started reformatting these manuals for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, making them available as free downloads on the iBookstore.

As we count the remaining hours until today’s iOS 7 release, we’ve just spotted the official iOS 7 manual on the iBookstore…

The 138-page document (thanks, Robert!) covers the basics of iOS 7, including each stock app, the redesigned UI and new features such as Control Center and AirDrop.

Like before, the guides are device-specific so the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad get their own version of the iOS 7 User Guide, each accounting for the hardware differences like the button layout, the form factor, the device set up process and more.

The image top of post shows the iPod touch User Guide For iOS 7. Right below: the iPad User Guide For iOS 7.

iOS 7 User Guide (iPad)

You can download the iPod touch and iPad edition of the iOS 7 User Guide through the iBookstore or check out the Apple Manuals website for the PDF versions. Right now, the iBookstore guides must be read on an iOS device, but not for long – OS X Mavericks with its standalone iBooks Mac app is due soon.

I’ll update the article as soon as an iPhone edition hits the iBookstore – which will be probably on Friday, shortly after both new iPhones land on store shelves.

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  • David Gitman

    so will the iphone 4 have blurried layers in the public? or I will have to stick with the ugly control center?

    • onebyone_

      agree, the control center of the iPhone 4 is so ugly !!

      • David Gitman

        yep :/

    • Oscar Nigma

      This may or may not help but whatever.
      In settings/ general within accessibility I think there is a setting for higher contrast (which basically flattens the transparentcy) and if you turn it off you should get some level of transparency on the 4.

      • David Gitman

        yeah but its ugly lol

    • Markus Hudobnik

      I think it’s time to upgrade. :)

      • David Gitman

        Its not so simple to upgrade :/ I have no money

      • Markus Hudobnik

        Save up money!

      • David Gitman

        in my state the iphone 5 costs 1130 USD while in USA it cost 650 (unlocked version ) :/

      • David Willkie

        Easy fix. Order it from apple not just your “state”

      • David Gitman

        no shipping to israel :(

  • David F

    Ugh. The iBooks skeuomorphism nonsense really stands out in contrast to iOS 7 when put side-by-side like that.

  • Dev Shah

    Im Having A Jailbroken iPhone running 6.1.1, Can Someone suggest how to update from that jailbroken iPhone to iOS 7, without Lossing any data/any problem?

    • David Gitman

      first back up your stuff in iCloud . then do a complete restore in itunes to remove the jailbreak. restore your backup with iCloud. wait the update to release

      • Dev Shah

        Can I do a complete backup from iTunes
        & Then just click “Restore From Backup” option?

      • David Gitman

        yes

      • Dev Shah

        will i face any problem when i try to directly upgrade from jailbroken iPhone to iOS7, Or Is Restoring to iOS 6 Necessary Before Updating to ios7 in the case of jailbroken device?

      • David Gitman

        you dont supposd to have problems but you will need to restore to ios 6 before updating because:
        you can save SHSH before 7 is out so you could downgrade

      • Dev Shah

        Ok my last question is after restoring should i click “Setup as a new iPhone” Or Go For a “Backup” option Nd clicked On The most recent backup(during the time of jailbreak”) I have heard restoring from a jailbroken backup causes Problems, Are Those Rumors True? Thanks For Ur Support.! :)

      • Joseph liong

        My suggest is,DO NOT UPGRADE to iOS7.You will lose your jailbroken device.

      • Dev Shah

        Ya But I also want iOS7 Badly, Besides iOS7 Jailbreak Would Come in A Couple of Months. :)

    • Rizky Ardi Nugroho

      Just turn on the iCloud for contact and notes or you can backup your stuff in iTunes. I use iFunBox to backup my photos or you can import it in iPhotos.

  • Corey Eden

    What time is 7 supposed to drop?

    • David Gitman

      10am PST/1pm EST

      • Corey Eden

        Thanks, I’ve been waiting for the update to pop up on my phone since 8 am

      • David Gitman

        heheh good luck and enjoy

      • John Kerby

        maybe around 2 PM (EST) or 11 AM (PDT). I live in Edmonton,Canada and everyone of the last iOS updates came out at 12 PM (MST) so ya this time could be different

    • VITICO

      1PM today

      • William Kosch

        11:00 AM actually for Edmonton.

      • David Gitman

        8PM for israel :P

  • Khaled AlYoussef

    will there be a tethered jailbreak for iphone 4 or no ?

    • David Gitman

      not sure.. last year the iphone 4 had tethered in ios 6 beta’s and GM

    • Corey Eden

      I’ve had a jail broken iPod before, and I know what untethered is. But what exactly is a tethered jailbreak

      • David Gitman

        you will have to turn on the device with redsnow

    • Qasim Bashir

      theres already a tethered one for 6.1.3, i think u meant untethered

      • David Gitman

        he was talking about iOS 7

      • Qasim Bashir

        my bad

  • John Kerby

    Online only the user guide for iOS 6.1 is available

  • Qasim Bashir

    ios 7 should be out by now