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
Add reminders on iPad
In the Reminders app , you can easily make to-do lists for things like grocery shopping, tasks around the house, and projects at work. Create subtasks, set flags, add attachments, and more.
Note: All Reminders features described in this guide are available when you use upgraded reminders. Some features aren’t available when using other accounts.
Create a new list
Tap Add List, then choose an account (if you have more than one account).
Enter a name, then choose a color and symbol for the list.
Add a new reminder
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Add artichokes to my groceries list.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Or do the following:
Tap New Reminder, then enter text. Or if you have Apple Pencil, write in the text field.
Use the buttons above the keyboard to do any of the following:
Schedule a date and time: Tap , then choose when you want to be reminded.
Add a location: Tap , then choose where you want to be reminded—for example, when you arrive home or get into a car with a Bluetooth connection to your iPad.
Note: To receive location-based reminders, you must allow Reminders to use your precise location. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Turn on Location Services, tap Reminders, choose While Using the App, then turn on Precise Location.
Assign the reminder: (available in shared lists) Tap , then choose a person on the shared list (including yourself).
Set a flag: Tap to mark an important reminder.
Attach a photo or scanned document: Tap , then take a new photo, choose an existing photo from your photo library, or scan a document.
To add more details to the reminder, tap , then do any of the following:
Add notes: In the Notes field, enter more information about the reminder.
Add a web link: In the URL field, enter a web address. Reminders displays a link that you can tap to go to the website.
Get a reminder when chatting with someone in Messages: Turn on When Messaging, then choose someone from your contacts list. The reminder appears the next time you chat with that person in Messages.
Set a priority: Tap Priority, then choose Low, Medium, or High.
Move the reminder to a different list: Tap List, then choose a list.
Tip: With OS X 10.10 or later, you can hand off reminders you’re editing between your Mac and iPad.
Create a subtask
Swipe right on the reminder, then tap Indent. Or drag a reminder onto another reminder.
If you complete a main task, the subtasks are also completed. If you delete or move a main task, the subtasks are also deleted or moved.
Mark a reminder as completed
Tap the empty circle next to a reminder to mark it as completed and hide it.
To unhide completed reminders, tap , then tap Show Completed. To delete the completed reminders, tap Clear.
Delete a reminder
Swipe left on the reminder, then tap Delete. Or if you have Apple Pencil, just scribble over the reminder.
If you change your mind, you can recover the deleted reminder—tap with three fingers or shake to undo.
Edit multiple reminders at the same time
While viewing a list, tap , tap Select Reminders, then select the reminders you want to edit. Or drag two fingers over the reminders you want to edit.
Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to complete, flag, add a date and time, move, assign, or delete the selected reminders.
Use keyboard shortcuts
If your iPad is connected to an Apple external keyboard, you can use keyboard shortcuts to perform the following actions in Reminders:
Add a new reminder: Press Command-N.
Show completed reminders: Press Shift-Command-H.
Show all reminders assigned to you: Press Command-5.
View more keyboard shortcuts: Press and hold the Globe key or Command key.