About the iPad Smart Cover

Learn about the iPad Smart Cover, and which Smart Cover to get for your iPad.

Wake and sleep your iPad with a Smart Cover

Your iPad wakes or sleeps when you open or close your Smart Cover.1

When you use a Smart Cover, always pick up your iPad directly—don't try to pick it up by the cover. The magnets in the Smart Cover aren't designed to lift the iPad.

Choose a Smart Cover that works with your iPad

Some Smart Covers and iPad models won't work together, even if they're the same size. You can check the packaging to see if a Smart Cover works with your iPad. Or find your iPad and the Smart Cover it works with here:

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch work with the iPad Pro 12.9-inch Smart Cover and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch Leather Smart Cover.

iPad Pro 10.5-inch works with the iPad Pro 10.5-inch Smart Cover and the iPad Pro 10.5-inch Leather Smart Cover.

iPad Pro 9.7-inch works with the iPad Pro 9.7-inch Smart Cover.

iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad (5th generation and later) work with the iPad Air Smart Cover or the iPad Smart Cover.2

iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad (4th generation) work with iPad Smart Cover.2

iPad mini 4 works with iPad mini 4 Smart Cover.

iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini work with an iPad mini Smart Cover designed for any of these models.

 

  1. If your iPad doesn't wake and sleep when you open and close the Smart Cover, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and turn on Lock/Unlock.
  2. The iPad Smart Cover for iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad (5th generation and later) is different from the iPad Smart Cover for iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad (4th generation).
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