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 (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- What’s new in iPadOS 14
- Wake and unlock
- Adjust the volume
- Change or turn off sounds
- Access features from the Lock Screen
- Open apps
- Take a screenshot or screen recording
- Change or lock the screen orientation
- Change the wallpaper
- Zoom an app to fill the screen
- Drag and drop
- Search with iPad
- Use AirDrop to send items
- Perform quick actions
- Use and customize Control Center
- Add widgets
- Charge and monitor the battery
- Learn the meaning of the status icons
- Travel with iPad
- Adjust map settings
- View maps
- Use Siri, Maps, and the Maps widget to get directions
- Choose your preferred type of travel
- Get driving directions
- Report traffic incidents
- Get cycling directions
- Find places to stop
- Get walking directions
- Get transit directions
- See an overview of your route or its directions in a list
- Change audio settings for turn-by-turn directions
- Select other route options
- Get directions between places other than your current location
- Delete recently viewed directions
- Use Maps on your Mac to get directions
- Help correct and improve Maps
- 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
- Delete and hide photos and videos
- Edit photos and videos
- Edit Live Photos
- Edit Portrait mode photos
- Organize photos in albums
- Search in Photos
- Share photos and videos
- View Memories
- Find people in Photos
- Browse photos by location
- Use iCloud Photos
- Share photos with iCloud Shared Albums
- Use My Photo Stream
- Import photos and videos
- Print photos
- Set up Family Sharing
- Download family members’ purchases
- Stop sharing purchases
- Turn on Ask To Buy
- Set up Apple Cash Family
- Share Apple Card
- Share subscriptions and iCloud storage
- Share photos, a calendar, and more with family members
- Locate a family member’s missing device
- Set up Screen Time through Family Sharing
- Accessories included with iPad
- Set up AirPods
- Charge AirPods
- Start and stop audio playback
- Change the AirPods volume
- Make and answer calls with AirPods
- Switch AirPods between devices
- Use Siri with AirPods
- Listen and respond to messages
- Share audio with AirPods and Beats headphones
- Change noise control modes
- Control spatial audio
- Restart AirPods
- Change the name of your AirPods and other settings
- Use other Bluetooth headphones
- Use EarPods
- Check headphone sound levels
- HomePod and other wireless speakers
- External storage devices
- Apple Watch with Fitness+
- Cases and covers
- Share your internet connection
- Make and receive phone calls
- Use iPad as a second display for Mac
- Hand off tasks between iPad and Mac
- 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 in apps
- People detection
- Display & Text Size
- Spoken Content
- Audio Descriptions
- Use built-in security and privacy protections
- Important safety information
- Important handling information
- Get information about your iPad
- View or change cellular data settings
- Find more resources for software and service
- FCC compliance statement
- ISED Canada compliance statement
- Apple and the environment
- Class 1 Laser information
- Disposal and recycling information
- ENERGY STAR compliance statement
Ask Siri on iPad
Talking to Siri is a quick way to get things done. Ask Siri to translate a phrase, set a timer, find a location, report on the weather, and more. The more you use Siri, the better it knows what you need.
To use Siri, iPad must be connected to the internet. Cellular charges may apply.
Set up Siri
If you didn’t set up Siri when you first set up your iPad, go to Settings > Siri & Search, then do any of the following:
If you want to summon Siri with your voice: Turn on Listen for “Hey Siri.”
If you want to summon Siri with a button: Turn on Press Home for Siri (on an iPad with a Home button) or Press Top Button for Siri (on other iPad models).
To change additional Siri settings, see Change Siri settings on iPad.
Summon Siri with your voice
When you summon Siri with your voice, Siri responds out loud.
Say “Hey Siri,” then ask Siri a question or to do a task for you.
For example, say something like “Hey Siri, how’s the weather today?” or “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 8 a.m.”
To ask Siri another question or to do another task, say “Hey Siri” again or tap .
Note: To prevent iPad from responding to “Hey Siri,” place your iPad face down, or go to Settings > Siri & Search, then turn off Listen for “Hey Siri.”
You can also say “Hey Siri” to summon Siri while wearing AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, or AirPods (2nd generation). See Use Siri with AirPods on iPad.
Summon Siri with a button
When you summon Siri with a button and iPad is muted, Siri responds silently. To change this, see Change how Siri responds.
Do one of the following:
On an iPad with a Home button: Press and hold the Home button.
On other iPad models: Press and hold the top button.
EarPods with Remote and Mic: (Sold separately) Press and hold the center or call button.
When Siri appears, ask Siri a question or to do a task for you.
For example, say something like “What’s 18 percent of 225?” or “Set the timer for 3 minutes.”
To ask Siri another question or to do another task, tap .
You can also summon Siri with a touch on AirPods. See Use Siri with AirPods on iPad.
Make a correction if Siri misunderstands you
Rephrase your request: Tap , then say your request in a different way.
Spell out part of your request: Tap , then repeat your request by spelling out any words that Siri didn’t understand. For example, say “Call,” then spell the person’s name.
Change a message before sending it: Say “Change it.”
Edit your request with text: If you see your request onscreen, you can edit it. Tap the request, then use the onscreen keyboard.
Type instead of speaking to Siri
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Siri, then turn on Type to Siri.
To make a request, summon Siri, then use the keyboard and text field to ask Siri a question or to do a task for you.
If Siri doesn’t work as expected on your iPad, see the Apple Support article If “Hey Siri” isn’t working on your iPhone or iPad.
Siri is designed to protect your information, and you can choose what you share. To learn more, see the Apple Support article Ask Siri, Dictation & Privacy.