Wake and unlock iPad
iPad turns off the display to save power, locks for security, and goes to sleep when you’re not using it. You can quickly wake and unlock iPad when you want to use it again.
To wake iPad, do one of the following:
Press the top button.
Tap the screen. Or, on supported models, you can tap the screen with Apple Pencil to wake iPad and open Notes.
Unlock iPad with Face ID
On supported models, tap the screen, then glance at your iPad.
The lock icon animates from closed to open to indicate that iPad is unlocked.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to view the Home screen.
To lock iPad again, press the top button. iPad locks automatically if you don’t touch the screen for a minute or so. However, if Attention Aware Features is turned on in Settings > Face ID & Passcode, iPad won’t dim or lock as long as it detects attention.
Unlock iPad with Touch ID
Unlock iPad with a passcode
Swipe up from the bottom of the Lock screen or press the Home button.
Enter the passcode (if you set up iPad to require a passcode).
If you didn’t create a passcode when you set up iPad, see Set or change the passcode.
To lock iPad again, press the top button. iPad locks automatically if you don’t touch the screen for a minute or so.