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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to begin a checklist or to add a table.
Sketch out a plan
Sometimes bullet points just don’t cut it. Tap 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 , then tap Add Sketch.
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 , then choose how you’d like to invite people.
Learn more about what you can do in the Notes app.
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.
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 at the bottom of your video screen. To make the small video screen larger, pinch it open. Pinch closed to shrink it again.
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.
Open FaceTime, tap , 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.
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 , then tap to turn on Night Shift.