Do even more on iPad with iOS 11

Even more capable. Get hands-on tips for using the all-new Dock, enhanced multitasking, the powerfully simple Files app, and more.

Take control

The customizable Control Center provides easy access to favorite controls. Touch and hold one to access more controls. To add or remove items, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls.


The new Files app

Access all your documents, including those stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party cloud storage providers.



Fun Live Photo effects

Swipe up on a Live Photo to choose an effect like Loop or Bounce


Access the Dock from anywhere

Quickly switch apps with the new customizable Dock, always available with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Apps you opened recently — even those open on other devices — are on the right.


Better multitasking

Use two apps at the same time with a Slide Over app. Touch and hold an app in the Dock, then drag it to the screen. To switch to Split View, swipe down on the window.


Instant Note / Instant Markup

Tap the Lock screen with Apple Pencil to quickly write a note.

Now you can mark up a PDF or screenshot faster and more easily. Step one, pick up your Apple Pencil. Step two, touch it to the screen. Step three, start writing. It’s called Instant Markup for a reason.


Inline Drawing

When you begin to draw or jot down something in Notes, the text around it can automatically move aside. And now handwritten words in Notes are searchable.1 It all happens on your device, so your private information stays that way. You can also add inline drawings in Mail.

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