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
- Open Settings.
- Tap General > About.
- 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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