Where to Download iPod touch Manuals for Every Model

6th generation iPod touch
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If you want a manual for the iPod touch, you're not going to find it in the small plastic box that the device comes in. But that doesn't mean that there's no manual to be had.

These days, very few things that can be digital come in hardcopy, physical versions. Just like more people stream music than buy it on CD or download software rather than get it on a disc, we also have fewer and fewer printed user manuals for our consumer electronics.

Instead, companies tend to offer downloadable PDFs that we can print if we want or store on our hard drives to consult when we need them.

That's the case with Apple's iPod touch. While the iPod touch does come with a few slight pages of documentation, you don't get a robust user manual. Apple offers iPod touch manuals at its website for every version of the iOS that the touch can run, as well as some additional information. So, whatever model of touch you have and what OS version you're using, you'll find the manual for it below.

iPod touch Manuals

These manuals provide overall instructions for using the iPod touch, with instructions and details specific to the version of the iOS noted below.

Recently, Apple has stopped offering manuals as PDFs and has replaced those options with iBooks documents.

The iBooks app comes pre-loaded on iOS devices and Macs, so you can download those documents and open it in the app without getting any new software.

Model-Specific iPod touch Documentation

Apple also provides documentation specific to a number of different models of the iPod touch. While the first three items on this list are for specific models, everything else applies to any model that can run the listed version of the iOS.

  • 5th gen. iPod touch safety, warranty, and regulatory information
    download PDF
  • 5th gen. iPod touch (16 GB) safety, warranty, and regulatory information
    download PDF
  • 4th gen. iPod touch safety, warranty, and regulatory information
    download PDF
  • iPod touch with iOS 5 Important Product Information
    download PDF
  • iPod touch with iOS 4.1 Important Product Information
    download PDF
  • iPod touch with iOS 3.1 Important Product Information
    download PDF
  • iPod touch with iOS 2.1 Important Product Information
    download PDF
  • iPod touch with iOS 2 Important Product Info & Safety Guide
    download PDF

Other iPod touch Background Info

Besides traditional manuals, Apple publishes a couple of other documents related to the iPod touch that you may find useful:

iPod touch Tips and Tricks

Of course, not all of the information you need can be found in the official manual. That's where a site like this one comes in. Here are links to some of our most popular articles about the iPod touch:

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