Wake and unlock iPad - iPad User Guide

Wake iPad. Press the Sleep/Wake button to see the Lock screen.

From the Lock screen, you can check notifications and recent app activity, take photos, and more. For more information, see Lock screen.

Set a passcode. For additional security, you can require a passcode to unlock iPad. If you didn’t create a passcode during setup, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (on models with Touch ID) or Settings > Passcode (on other models).

Unlock iPad. Press the Home button, then enter the passcode if required.

Tip: On models with Touch ID, you can unlock iPad by touching instead of pressing the Home button. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button, then turn on Rest Finger to Open.