Important safety information - iPad User Guide


WARNING: Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to iPad or other property. Read all the safety information below before using iPad.

Handling   Handle iPad with care. It is made of metal, glass, and plastic and has sensitive electronic components inside. iPad or its battery can be damaged if dropped, burned, punctured, or crushed, or if it comes in contact with liquid. If you suspect damage to iPad or the battery, discontinue use of iPad, as it may cause overheating or injury. Don’t use iPad with a cracked screen, as it may cause injury. If you’re concerned about scratching the surface of iPad, consider using a case or cover.

Repairing   Don’t open iPad and don’t attempt to repair iPad yourself. Disassembling iPad may damage it or may cause injury to you. If iPad is damaged, malfunctions, or comes in contact with liquid, contact Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Repairs by service providers other than Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider may not involve the use of Apple genuine parts and may affect the safety and functionality of the device. You can find more information about getting service at the iPad Repair website.

Battery   Don’t attempt to replace the iPad battery yourself. The lithium-ion battery in iPad should be replaced by Apple or an authorized service provider. Improper replacement or repair could damage the battery, cause overheating, or result in injury. The battery must be recycled or disposed of separately from household waste. Don’t incinerate the battery. For information about battery services and recycling, go to the Battery Service and Recycling website.

Distraction   Using iPad in some circumstances may distract you and might cause a dangerous situation (for example, avoid using headphones while riding a bicycle and avoid typing a text message while driving a car). Observe rules that prohibit or restrict the use of mobile devices or headphones.

Navigation   Maps depends on data services. These data services are subject to change and may not be available in all areas, resulting in maps and location-based information that may be unavailable, inaccurate, or incomplete. Compare the information provided in Maps to your surroundings. Use common sense when navigating. Always observe current road conditions and posted signs to resolve any discrepancies. Some Maps features require Location Services.

Charging   Charge iPad with the included USB cable and power adapter, or with other third-party “Made for iPad” cables and power adapters that are compatible with USB 2.0 or later, or power adapters compliant with applicable country regulations and with one or more of the following standards: EN 301489-34, IEC 62684, YD/T 1591-2009, CNS 15285, ITU L.1000, or another applicable mobile phone power adapter interoperability standard. Only charge with an adapter that is compliant with the applicable international and regional safety standards, including IEC 60950. Other adapters may not meet applicable safety standards, and charging with such adapters could pose a risk of death or injury.

Using damaged cables or chargers, or charging when moisture is present, can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to iPad or other property. When you use the Apple USB Power Adapter to charge iPad, make sure the USB cable is fully inserted into the power adapter before you plug the adapter into a power outlet.

Lightning cable and connector   Avoid prolonged skin contact with the connector when the Lightning to USB Cable is connected to a power source because it may cause discomfort or injury. Sleeping or sitting on the Lightning connector should be avoided.

Prolonged heat exposure   iPad and its power adapter comply with applicable surface temperature standards and limits. However, even within these limits, sustained contact with warm surfaces for long periods of time may cause discomfort or injury. Use common sense to avoid situations where your skin is in contact with a device or its power adapter when it’s operating or connected to a power source for long periods of time. For example, don’t sleep on a device or power adapter, or place them under a blanket, pillow, or your body, when it’s connected to a power source. It’s important to keep iPad and its power adapter in a well-ventilated area when in use or charging. Take special care if you have a physical condition that affects your ability to detect heat against the body.

Hearing loss   Listening to sound at high volumes may damage your hearing. Background noise, as well as continued exposure to high volume levels, can make sounds seem quieter than they actually are. Turn on audio playback and check the volume before inserting anything in your ear. For information about how to set a maximum volume limit on iPad, see Play music. For more information about hearing loss, go to the Sound and Hearing website.

To avoid hearing damage, use only compatible receivers, earbuds, headphones, speakerphones, or earpieces with iPad. The headsets sold with iPhone 4s or later in China (identifiable by dark insulating rings on the plug) are designed to comply with Chinese standards and are only compatible with iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad Pro, iPad mini and later, and iPod touch 5th generation and later.

WARNING: To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.

Radio frequency exposure   iPad uses radio signals to connect to wireless networks. For information about radio frequency (RF) energy resulting from radio signals, and steps you can take to minimize exposure, go to Settings > General > About > Legal > RF Exposure, or go to the RF Exposure website.

Radio frequency interference   Observe signs and notices that prohibit or restrict the use of mobile devices (for example, in healthcare facilities or blasting areas). Although iPad is designed, tested, and manufactured to comply with regulations governing radio frequency emissions, such emissions from iPad can negatively affect the operation of other electronic equipment, causing them to malfunction. When use is prohibited, such as while traveling in aircraft, or when asked to do so by authorities, turn off iPad, or use airplane mode or Settings > Wi-Fi and Settings > Bluetooth to turn off the iPad wireless transmitters.

Medical device interference   iPad contains components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields. iPad also contains magnets along the left edge of the device and on the right side of the front glass, which may interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators, or other medical devices. The iPad Smart Cover, iPad Pro Smart Cover, and iPad Pro Smart Keyboard also contain magnets. These electromagnetic fields and magnets may interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators, or other medical devices. Maintain a safe distance of separation between your medical device and iPad, the iPad Smart Cover, the iPad Pro Smart Cover, and the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard. Consult your physician and medical device manufacturer for information specific to your medical device. If you suspect iPad is interfering with your pacemaker, defibrillator, or any other medical device, stop using iPad.

Not a medical device  iPad is not designed or intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

Medical conditions   If you have any medical condition or experience symptoms that you believe could be affected by iPad or flashing lights (for example, seizures, blackouts, eyestrain, or headaches), consult with your physician prior to using iPad.

Explosive atmospheres   Charging or using iPad in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere, such as areas where the air contains high levels of flammable chemicals, vapors, or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal powders), may be hazardous. Obey all signs and instructions.

Repetitive motion   When you perform repetitive activities such as typing, swiping, or playing games on iPad, you may experience discomfort in your hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body. If you experience discomfort, stop using iPad and consult a physician.

High-consequence activities   This device is not intended for use where the failure of the device could lead to death, personal injury, or severe environmental damage.

Choking hazard   Some iPad accessories may present a choking hazard to small children. Keep these accessories away from small children.