When last did you bother about user’s manual? Let’s face it, many users of new gadgets do not bother to read the manual. In excitement, they open their gadgets and begin operating it even though they have little or no knowledge about how to use the device. Maybe, you feel you are now an expect because you have used such devices before but with the ever changing world of technology, my best bet is, there is new development with that new gadget gadget that you are not aware of.
User’s guide ( aslo called instruction manual or owner’s guide) An owner’s manual is an instructional book or booklet that is supplied with almost all technologically advanced consumer products such as vehicles, home appliances, computer peripherals, and phones.[irp]
However, the manual is not there for fun. If it is not important, it will not be part of the package. Think of it, if you are a product manufacturer, will you spend extra money in producing a manual if is not worth it? I’m sure your answer is a big NO because you will like to maintain your business integrity by guiding customers on how to use your product so as not to get it destroyed in few days only to return it to you. If an application Actually Does Something, the use will need a manual to explain how to use this application and that is why this article is about 5 reasons you should read the manual of your gadget.
Tells you how to set up your gadget
This is the basic reason why you should read a user’s manual. You may not know everything about your phone. This is where the user’s manual come handy as it will help you resolve any issues you will have with your device. Think of it as a First Aid.
Warranty and servicing details
The manual offers you a good idea of your warranty period, date of production, and the serial number of your gadget. In addition to this, informs you whether your gadget is under warranty or not. With all these important details about your phone, you can easily reference whenever you need it.
List of complete accessories
With a user’s manual you will have the complete accessories that come with your phone. No matter where you purchase your phone it is important you check this. With this, you will be able to determine if your phone has been tampered with or not.
Tells you what not to do with your device
This is a very important information which the user’s manual provides. It informs you of the things you must not do with your device. This information may feature the things that may render your warranty invalid and ways to forestall any risk. You can find this at the safety hazards section.[irp]
This is part of the information provided by the manual. It shows the amps needed or required to fully charge your phone and the fact that you do not have to use just any charger to charge your phone aside from the one which is recommended.
Like it or not, an owner’s manual (or lack thereof) is a reflection on the product itself. You can be sure that your customers will notice if the user manuals are poor or non-existent. In today’s busy world, where people need to absorb information as efficiently as possible, the lack of quality documentation can be nothing short of disastrous.
Article was submitted by Adeniyi OGUNFOWOKE (Content Writer-Travel/Tech) and edited by Igbuku Reuben Othuke