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Compatible iPads for the Procreate App: A Comprehensive Guide


Is Procreate supported on my iPad?

The current version of Procreate is supported on the following iPad models:

  1. iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation)

  2. iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)

  3. iPad Pro 10.5-inch

  4. iPad Pro 9.7-inch

  5. iPad (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th generation)

  6. iPad mini (5th and 6th generation)

  7. iPad mini 4

  8. iPad Air (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation)

  9. iPad Air 2

(Information taken from Procreate helps)


Now. let's look at the Apple Pencil, both first and second generation and which iPads the pencil will work with. i do recemmend the apple pencil if you are at all serious about learning digital art, making products, creating cards, or even making prints!


(Taken from the Apple site:)


Here is a list of all the different iPad models that are compatible with the

first-generation Apple Pencil along with the release year of the iPad.

  • iPad (10th gen) – 2022

  • iPad (9th gen) – 2021

  • iPad (8th gen) – 2020

  • iPad (7th gen) – 2019

  • iPad Air (3rd gen) – 2019

  • iPad Mini (5th gen) – 2019

  • iPad (6th gen) – 2018

  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch – 2017

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd gen) – 2017

  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch – 2016

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen) – 2015

NOTE: If you have the 10th gen iPad (2022) that has a USB-C Port, you need a simple USB-C Adapter for the Apple Pencil (first-generation) for pairing and charging.

2. Apple Pencil 2 Compatibility List

We know that with Apple Pencil 2, Apple made a big change in terms of the pairing and charging scenario. As the Apple Pencil 2 doesn’t have any physical connector (neither Lightning nor USB-C), you cannot use it with all iPad Models.

You need to have an iPad Model that supports the Wireless Pairing and Charging of the Apple Pencil 2. The following list shows all the different iPad Models that are compatible with Apple Pencil 2 along with the release year of the iPad.

  • iPad Mini (6th gen) – 2021

  • iPad Air (4th gen) – 2020

  • iPad Air (5th gen) – 2022

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st gen) – 2018

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd gen) – 2020

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd gen) – 2021

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th gen) – 2022

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd gen) – 2018

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th gen) – 2020

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th gen) – 2021

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th gen) – 2022

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