The Hello screen that appears when you first turn on your iPad.

Get Started

Set up a few basic features before you start using your new iPad.

Setup basics

The iPad Home Screen. At the top of the screen are widgets for Clock, Maps, Weather, Photos and Calendar.

Add a personal touch

Your iPad can reflect your style and preferences. Change the Lock Screen background, add widgets to the Home Screen, adjust text size, and more.

Make your iPad your own

A Group FaceTime call with four participants, including the originator. Each participant appears in a separate tile.FaceTime controls are at the bottom of the screen, including the Audio, Mic, Camera, Share Content, and End buttons. At the top of the controls are the name or Apple ID of the group or person you’re talking to, and the Info button.

Stay connected

iPad makes it easy to reach the people important to you. Start conversations in Messages, make FaceTime calls, even watch movies and listen to music together.

Keep in touch with friends and family

An iPad display with Stage Manager turned on. The current windows are in the center of the screen, and other recent apps are in a list on the left side of the screen.

Multitask with iPad

Learn how to work with multiple apps at once and switch between the apps you use the most.

Customize your workspace

To explore the iPad User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field. You can also download the guide from Apple Books (where available).

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