Where to Download iPod touch Manuals for Every Model

6th generation iPod touch

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You're not going to find a manual for the iPod touch in the small plastic box that the device comes in. But that doesn't mean that no manual exists.

These days, it's pretty rare to get hardcopy, physical versions of things that can be delivered digitally. Just like more people stream music than buy it on CD and more people download software than get it on a disc, there are also fewer and fewer printed user manuals for consumer electronics. Instead, companies 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 in the box. 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 them 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
  • 5th gen. iPod touch (16 GB) safety, warranty, and regulatory information
  • 4th gen. iPod touch safety, warranty, and regulatory information
  • iPod touch with iOS 5 Important Product Information
  • iPod touch with iOS 4.1 Important Product Information
  • iPod touch with iOS 3.1 Important Product Information
  • iPod touch with iOS 2.1 Important Product Information
  • iPod touch with iOS 2 Important Product Info & Safety Guide

Other iPod touch Background Info

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

  • iOS Deployment Reference​​
    • view on the web
  • iPod touch product and safety information
  • iPod touch features guide

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: