Carrying and Handling iPad : iPad contains sensitive components. Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate, paint, or insert foreign objects into iPad.
Avoiding Water and Wet Locations : Do not use iPad in rain, or near washbasins or other wet locations. Take care not to spill any food or liquid on iPad. In case iPad gets wet, unplug all cables, turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider) before cleaning, and allow it to dry thoroughly before turning it on again. Do not attempt to dry iPad with an external heat source, such as a microwave oven or hair dryer. An iPad that has been damaged as a result of exposure to liquids is not serviceable.
Repairing or Modifying iPad : Never attempt to repair or modify iPad yourself. Disassembling iPad may cause damage that is not covered under the warranty. iPad does not contain any user-serviceable parts, except for the SIM card and SIM tray. Service should only be provided by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. If iPad has been in contact with liquids, punctured, or subjected to a severe fall, do not use it until you take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider. For service information, choose iPad Help from the Help menu in iTunes or go to: www.apple.com/support/iPad/service/faq
Battery Replacement : The rechargeable battery in iPad should be replaced only by Apple. For more information about battery replacement service, go to: www.apple.com/support/iPad/service/battery
Charging iPad : To charge iPad, use only the Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable with an Apple 10W USB Power Adapter or a high-power USB port on another device that is compliant with the USB 2.0 standard, another Apple-branded product or accessory designed to work with iPad, or a third-party accessory certified to use Apple’s “Works with iPad” logo. Read all safety instructions for any products and accessories before using with iPad. Apple is not responsible for the operation of third-party accessories or their compliance with safety and regulatory standards. When you use the Apple 10W USB Power Adapter to charge iPad make sure that the power adapter is fully assembled before you plug it into a power outlet. Then insert the Apple 10W USB Power Adapter firmly into the power outlet. Do not connect or disconnect the Apple 10W USB Power Adapter with wet hands.
The Apple 10W USB Power Adapter may become warm during normal use. Always allow adequate ventilation around the Apple 10W USB Power Adapter and use care when handling. Unplug the Apple 10W USB Power Adapter if any of the following conditions exist:
- The power cord or plug has become frayed or damaged.
- The adapter is exposed to rain, liquid, or excessive moisture.
- The adapter case has become damaged.
- You suspect the adapter needs service or repair.
- You want to clean the adapter.
Avoiding Hearing Damage : Permanent hearing loss may occur if headphones are used at high volume. Set the volume to a safe level. You can adapt over time to a higher volume of sound that may sound normal but can be damaging to your hearing. If you experience ringing in your ears or muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked. The louder the volume, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected. Hearing experts suggest that to protect
- Limit the amount of time you use earbuds, headphones, speakers, or earpieces at high volume.
- Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
- Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
- For information about how to set a maximum volume limit on iPad, see the iPad User Guide.