iPad User Guide
- Supported models
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad (9th generation)
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- What’s new in iPadOS 15
- Turn on and set up
- Wake and unlock
- Set up cellular service
- Connect to the internet
- Find settings
- Set up mail, contacts, and calendar accounts
- Learn the meaning of the status icons
- Download or bookmark the user guide
- Adjust the volume
- Drag and drop
- Access features from the Lock Screen
- Perform quick actions
- Search with iPad
- Use AirDrop to send items
- Take a screenshot or screen recording
- Get information about your iPad
- View or change cellular data settings
- Travel with iPad
- Change or turn off sounds
- Change the wallpaper
- Adjust the screen brightness and color balance
- Magnify the screen
- Change the name of your iPad
- Change the date and time
- Change the language and region
- Use and customize Control Center
- Change or lock the screen orientation
- Set up FaceTime
- Create a FaceTime link
- Make and receive calls
- Take a Live Photo
- Use other apps during a call
- Make a Group FaceTime call
- View participants in a grid
- Use SharePlay to watch and listen together
- Share your screen
- Change the video settings
- Change the audio settings
- Add camera effects
- Leave a call or switch to Messages
- Block unwanted callers
- Adjust map settings
- View maps
- Set up Messages
- Send and receive messages
- Send a message to a group or business
- Send and receive photos, videos, and audio
- Receive and share content
- Animate messages
- Use iMessage apps
- Use Memoji
- Send a Digital Touch effect
- Send and receive money with Apple Pay
- Change notifications
- Block, filter, and report messages
- Delete messages
- Get music
- View albums, playlists, and more
- Play music
- Queue up your music
- Listen to broadcast radio
- Change the way music sounds
- View photos and videos
- Play videos and slideshows
- Delete and hide photos and videos
- Edit photos and videos
- Trim video length and adjust slow motion
- Edit Live Photos
- Edit Cinematic videos
- Edit Portrait mode photos
- Make photo albums
- Edit and organize albums
- Filter and sort photos in an album
- Search in Photos
- Share photos and videos
- View photos and videos shared with you
- Interact with photos using Live Text and Visual Look Up
- View Memories
- Personalize Memories
- Find people in Photos
- Browse photos by location
- Use iCloud Photos
- Share photos with iCloud Shared Albums
- Import photos and videos
- Print photos
- Accessories included with iPad
- Use headphone audio-level features
- HomePod and other wireless speakers
- External storage devices
- Bluetooth accessories
- Apple Watch with Fitness+
- Cases and covers
- Share your internet connection
- Make and receive phone calls
- Use iPad as a second display for Mac
- Wirelessly stream video, photos, and audio to Mac
- Hand off tasks between devices
- Cut, copy, and paste between iPad and other devices
- Connect iPad and your computer with a cable
- Sync iPad with your computer
- Transfer files between iPad and your computer
- Get started with accessibility features
- Turn on and practice VoiceOver
- Change your VoiceOver settings
- Learn VoiceOver gestures
- Operate iPad using VoiceOver gestures
- Control VoiceOver using the rotor
- Use the onscreen keyboard
- Write with your finger
- Use VoiceOver with an Apple external keyboard
- Use a braille display
- Type onscreen braille
- Customize gestures and keyboard shortcuts
- Use VoiceOver with a pointer device
- Use VoiceOver for images and videos
- Use VoiceOver in apps
- Display & Text Size
- Spoken Content
- Audio Descriptions
- Use built-in security and privacy protections
- Keep your Apple ID secure
- Sign in with Apple
- Automatically fill in strong passwords
- Change a weak password
- Share passwords securely with AirDrop
- Make your passwords available on all your devices
- Create and manage Hide My Email addresses
- Automatically fill in verification codes
- Manage two-factor authentication for your Apple ID
Locate a device in Find My on iPad
Use the Find My app to locate and play a sound on a missing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, or Beats headphones (supported models). In order to locate a device, you must turn on Find My [device] before it’s lost.
Note: If you want to see how far away your devices are from you, make sure you turn on Precise Location for the Find My app. See Control the location information you share on iPad.
If you lose your iPad and don’t have access to the Find My app, you can locate or play a sound on your device using Find My iPhone on iCloud.com.
About locating a device
You can use Find My on your iPad to see the location of your device on a map and play a sound on it to help you find it. If the device is online, you see the location of the device. If the device is offline, you see the location of the device the last time it went online or connected to the Find My network.
For AirPods and supported Beats headphones, you can locate them when they’re nearby your device and connected to Bluetooth. For supported AirPods, you can also see their location via the Find My network for up to 24 hours after they last connected to your device, even if they’re not nearby.
For iPhone Leather Wallet with Find My support, you can see its location when it’s attached to your iPhone and its last known location if it detaches from your iPhone.
See the location of your device on a map
You can see your device’s current or last known location in the Find My app.
Tap Devices at the bottom-left side of the screen, then tap the name of the device you want to locate.
If the device can be located: It appears on the map so you can see where it is.
If the device can’t be located: You see “No location found” under the device’s name. Under Notifications, turn on Notify When Found. You receive a notification once it’s located.
For troubleshooting steps, see the Apple Support article If Find My iPhone is offline or not working.
Play a sound on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch
Tap Devices at the bottom-left side of the screen, then tap the name of the device you want to play a sound on.
Tap Play Sound.
If the device is online: A sound starts after a short delay and gradually increases in volume, then plays for about two minutes. The device vibrates (if applicable). A Find My [device] alert appears on the device’s screen.
A confirmation email is also sent to your Apple ID email address.
If the device is offline: You see Sound Pending. The sound plays the next time the device connects to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Play a sound on my iPod touch” or “Where’s my iPad?” Learn how to ask Siri.
Play a sound on your AirPods or Beats headphones
You can play a sound on your AirPods or Beats headphones if they’re out of their case. In iPadOS 15.0.1 or later, if you turn on the Find My network for supported AirPods, you can also play a sound if they're inside their case.
Tap Devices at the bottom-left side of the screen, then tap the name of the AirPods or Beats headphones you want to play a sound on.
Tap Play Sound. If your AirPods or AirPods Pro are separated, you can mute one by tapping Left or Right to find them one at a time.
If the device is online: It plays a sound immediately for two minutes.
If the device is offline: You receive a notification the next time your device is in range of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Stop playing a sound on a device
If you find your device and want to turn off the sound before it stops automatically, do one of the following:
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Press the power button or a volume button, or flip the Ring/Silent switch. If the device is locked, you can also unlock it, or swipe to dismiss the Find My [device] alert. If the device is unlocked, you can also tap OK in the Find My [device] alert.
Apple Watch: Tap Dismiss in the Find My Watch alert, or press the Digital Crown or side button.
Mac: Click OK in the Find My Mac alert.
AirPods or Beats headphones: Tap Stop in Find My.
Get directions to a device
You can get directions to a device’s location in the Maps app .
Tap Devices at the bottom-left side of the screen, then tap the name of the device you want to get directions to.
Tap Directions to open Maps.
Locate or play a sound on a friend’s device
If your friend loses a device, they can locate it or play a sound on it by going to icloud.com/find and signing in with their Apple ID and password. To learn more, see Locate a device in Find My iPhone on iCloud.com in the iCloud User Guide.
If you set up Family Sharing, you can use Find My to locate a family member’s missing device.