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
Ask Siri on iPad
Talking to Siri is a quick way to get things done. Ask Siri to translate a phrase, set an alarm, find a location, report on the weather, and more. See Find out what Siri can do on iPad.
On supported devices, voice input is processed on iPad, but transcripts of your requests are sent to Apple in order to improve Siri. This data is not associated with your Apple ID and will only be stored for a limited time. You can also choose to share your voice recordings with Apple for improvement purposes. To learn more, see the Improve Siri and Dictation & Privacy website.
For some requests, 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 activate Siri with your voice: Turn on Listen for “Hey Siri.”
If you want to activate 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.
Activate Siri with your voice
When you activate 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, what’s the weather for 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 activate Siri while wearing supported AirPods. See Set up Siri in the AirPods User Guide.
Activate Siri with a button
When you activate 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 activate Siri with a touch on supported AirPods. See Set Up Siri in the AirPods User Guide.
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, activate 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 Ask Siri, Dictation & Privacy website.