About the iPad Smart Folio and Smart Cover

Learn about the Smart Folio and Smart Cover, and which one to get for your iPad.

Choose a cover that works with your iPad

Some covers and iPad models won't work together, even if they're the same size. You can check the packaging to see if a cover works with your iPad. Or find your iPad and the cover it works with below.

Want to use a keyboard to control your iPad? Connect your iPad to Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard and you can use familiar keys to copy, paste, format and more.

iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation) work with the Smart Folio for iPad Pro 11-inch.

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation) work with the Smart Folio for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation).

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation) work with the Smart Cover for iPad Pro 12.9-inch and the Leather Smart Cover for iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad (7th generation) work with the Smart Cover for iPad (7th generation) and iPad Air (3rd generation) and the Leather Smart Cover for iPad (7th generation) and iPad Air (3rd generation).

iPad (5th and 6th generation), iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2 work with the Smart Cover for 9.7-inch iPad.1

iPad 2 and iPad (3rd and 4th generation) work with the iPad Smart Cover.1

iPad mini 4 and iPad mini (5th generation) work with the Smart Cover for iPad mini.2

iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 work with the Smart Cover for iPad mini designed for any of these models.2

Wake and sleep your iPad

Your iPad wakes or sleeps when you open or close your Smart Folio or Smart Cover.

If your iPad doesn't wake and sleep when you open and close the cover, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and turn on Lock/Unlock.

When you use an iPad Smart Folio or Smart Cover, always pick up your iPad directly — don't try to pick it up by the cover. The magnets in the cover aren't designed to lift the iPad.

  1. The iPad Smart Cover for iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad (5th generation and later) is different from the iPad Smart Cover for iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad (4th generation).
  2. The iPad mini Smart Cover for iPad mini (5th generation) and iPad mini 4 is different from the iPad mini Smart Cover for iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini.
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