The iPhone is a very user-friendly device, but it can be a bit foreign to someone that is new to Apple devices. If you find that you have questions about how to accomplish certain things on your iPhone, then you might be looking for a user guide to help you better understand your new phone.
Fortunately there is a user guide that Apple offers, but you need to download it through the iBooks app on your device. The user guide is free, and our tutorial below will show you how you can get it.
Download the iPhone User Guide from the iBooks Store
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 5 using the iOS 8 operating system. Note that you will need to have an Apple ID and be signed in with it in order to download the user guide in the steps below.
Step 1: Open the iBooks app.
Step 2: Select the Search option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Type “iphone user guide” into the search field at the top of the screen, then select the “iphone user guide” search result. You should select the user guide for the version of iOS that is currently installed on your device. You can read here to learn how to check your iOS version.
Step 4: Tap the Get version to the right of the user guide that you wish to download. Note that the user guide is free, and Apple Inc. is listed as the author.
Step 5: Touch the green Get Book button.
Once the user guide has finished downloading you can tap the Read button to open it.
If you are having trouble finding answers to questions about your iPhone, we have a number of articles to answer many of the most common iPhone questions. You can click here to see them all.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
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