iPad – Official Apple Support

Use multiple apps at the same time and drag and drop between them. Switch apps and add your favorites to the Dock.

Identify your iPad

iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, or just iPad? If you’re not sure which one you have, use this visual guide to identify it.

Find your iPad model

Back it up

If something happens to your iPad, you won’t miss a beat if you’re backed up. You can back up using iCloud or your computer.

Choose how you want to back up

Start it up

Setting up your new iPad is quick and easy. And if you already have an iPad, just place it next to your new one to get going even faster.

Set up your new iPad

Get around with gestures

Your iPad has a Multi-Touch display that lets you tap, swipe, pinch, or spread your fingers to perform useful actions.

Use gestures on your iPad

Make measuring fun

Turn your iPad into a powerful, easy-to-use tape measure. Just point your iPad camera to gauge the size of what’s around you.

Use the Measure app

Create with Apple Pencil

Unleash the artist within. Or the doodler, the calligrapher, and the note-taker. Apple Pencil works seamlessly with your iPad.

Get started with Apple PencilDraw in Notes

Manage your files

Use the Files app to browse, search, and organize all of your documents — and keep them updated across devices.

Get organized with Files

Get AppleCare+ for iPad

AppleCare+ adds accidental damage coverage and 24/7 priority tech support.

Buy AppleCare+ on your iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General > About.
  3. Tap AppleCare+ Coverage Available and follow the onscreen instructions to choose and buy AppleCare+.

Learn about AppleCare+

Turn an eligible device into credit towards a new one, or recycle it for free. Apple Trade In is good for you and the planet.

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