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 Lock Screen with a photo of the Earth filling the screen. On the left side are widgets for Clock, Calendar, Reminders, Weather, and the Apple Pencil battery.

Add a personal touch

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

Make your iPad your own

A Group FaceTime call with four participants. The FaceTime controls are at the bottom left, including the Speaker, Camera, Mute, Share, and End buttons. The caller’s image appears in a small rectangle at the bottom right.

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 the same time and switch between the apps you use the most.

Customize your workspace

A Freeform board with drawings of plants and the drawing tools at the bottom.

Boost your creativity

Discover new ways to express yourself with Apple Pencil.

Do more with Apple Pencil

The screen for Create a Child Account with fields for the child’s first name, last name, and birth date.

Set up features for kids

When you decide your child is ready for their own iPad, you can create an Apple ID for them, add them to Family Sharing, guide their usage with parental controls, and set up other kid-friendly features.

Customize iPad for your child

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.

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