iPad User Guide - iPad User Guide

iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad (5th generation), and iPad mini 4

Everything you need to know about iPad

The new tool for school

Stay at the top of the class

Use iPad to stay organized, create amazing projects, share with your classmates, and get things done.

The Files app with the Browse sidebar on the left and folders for the iCloud Drive location on the right.

Quickly find and share files

With the Files app, you can browse, search, and organize all your files in one place. To find your latest paper or project, just tap Recents.

If you’re working on a team project and want everyone to work in the same document, share a file in iCloud Drive. Touch and hold the file, tap Share, then tap Add People. To move a file to iCloud Drive first, touch and hold the document, then tap Move.

A drawing app open on the left and the Notes app open on the right. Both apps are active.

Multitask with Split View and Slide Over

When you’re working on a project, you might want to use more than one app at a time. On models that support multitasking, open one app, then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the Dock. Touch and hold the icon of another app, then drag it to the right or left edge of the screen to open it in Split View.

Or use Slide Over to open an app on top of another app (or even on top of two apps open in Split View). From the Dock, touch and hold an app, then drag it to the center of the screen. Slide Over is useful if you just want to use another app for a short time.

The Markup screen showing handwritten notes on a photo. Markup tools appear at the bottom of the screen.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Quickly take and mark up a screenshot—so you can give clear feedback when you’re working on a team project. To take a screenshot, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPad while you press the Home button. Then tap the thumbnail that appears for a few moments in the bottom-left corner of the screen and use the tools to add your thoughts.

Or, in Mail use Instant Markup to add a quick sketch and show your team what you’re thinking. Just use Apple Pencil to draw right in the message. No Apple Pencil? No worries. Touch and hold the spot in the message where you want to add a sketch, then tap Insert Drawing.

Want to learn more? Check out the View documents, Use multiple apps at the same time, and Markup.

Not all features are available for all iPad models.

Work smart

Maximize your team’s productivity

Use Notes to streamline your team’s process—keep ongoing to-do lists, plan things out, and collaborate, even when you’re not in the same room.

A note showing both a table and a checklist.

Stay on track

Managing a project? Open a note to review outstanding items and keep track of deadlines and goals when you’re in a meeting. Tap the Checklist button to begin a checklist or the Table button to add a table.

A note that includes both type and a sketch.

Sketch out a plan

Sometimes bullet points just don’t cut it. Tap the Markup button to add a quick handwritten note or draw in your note. Or if you have Apple Pencil, just touch it to the note and start drawing.

If you want to use additional drawing tools, more colors, or be able to zoom in and out as you work, tap the Add Notation button, then tap Add Sketch.

A note with the Add People button selected and the Add People menu asking how you’d like to send your invitation.

Work together

When you share a note, you and your team can all work in the same file—so you don’t have to wonder who has the latest version. Just tap the Add People button, then choose how you’d like to invite people.

Learn more about what you can do in the Notes app.

Not all features are available for all iPad models.

A quiet Sunday

Take a break with iPad

Sometimes after a busy week, you just need some down time. Curl up with iPad to enjoy a good book, watch a TV show, do some shopping, and catch up with friends.

A webpage open in Safari, with a small Picture in Picture video screen in the corner that has buttons to return the video to full screen, play, or close it.

Watch a show while you surf the web

With Picture in Picture, you can watch your favorite show while you check your mail or look at something online. Tap the Picture in Picture button at the bottom of your video screen. To make the small video screen larger, pinch it open. Pinch closed to shrink it again.

A webpage showing a checkout screen with a Pay with Apple Pay button.

Shop with Apple Pay

Visit your favorite store in an app or online. When you find that perfect shirt, tap Apple Pay to check out easily with Touch ID—no need to hunt for your credit card.

A FaceTime screen showing two people video chatting with buttons at the bottom for switching cameras, ending the call, and muting the call.

Hang out

Open FaceTime, tap the Add button, then call your friend for a visit. As you chat, tap the Shutter button to take a Live Photo—so you can hold on to the moment long after the call is over.

Control Center over a page of an open book. The Night Shift button is on.

Fall asleep with a book

Reading a book is a great way to wind down as bedtime draws near. Choose a good read in iBooks, then tone down the blue light that may make it harder for you sleep. Drag up from the bottom of the screen, touch and hold the Brightness button, then tap the Night Shift button to turn on Night Shift.

To learn more, check out About Apple Pay, FaceTime, and Picture in Picture.

Not all features are available in all areas, or for all iPad models.