Frequently asked questions

How do I download and install {{photoshop-on-the-ipad}}?
To download and install {{photoshop-on-the-ipad}}, visit Apple's App Store on your device.
Is there a subscription required to use {{photoshop-on-the-ipad}}?
Yes. If you have an {{adobe-cc}}plan that includes {{photoshop}}, you can download {{photoshop-on-the-ipad}} without purchasing another plan. You may also subscribe to {{photoshop-on-the-ipad}} as a single apsp or as part of the Design Mobile bundle from Apple's App Store.
How do I access my {{creative-cloud}} files on my iPad for editing in {{photoshop}}?
  • Every document created with {{photoshop-on-the-ipad}} is a cloud document that you can access on both iPad and desktop. Cloud documents sync automatically across devices.
  • To quickly import a file from {{creative-cloud}}*, go to the Browse panel, select Locations > {{creative-cloud}}. Once in {{creative-cloud}} mode, browse and navigate to the proper file.
  • To open a document created elsewhere, tap Import and open, then select Files.

*You must have the {{creative-cloud}} app on your iPad and be signed in.

Can I use {{adobe-photoshop}} on my iPad with external stylus other than Apple Pencil?
  • We recommend using the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil with {{photoshop}} on the iPad. The app also supports the 1st-generation Apple Pencil. Third-party styluses are not supported.
  • To find out which Apple Pencil works with your iPad, refer to Apple’s support documentation.
Can {{photoshop}} be used on any model of iPad?

{{photoshop-on-the-ipad}} works with Apple devices that run iPadOS (14.0). This includes the following iPad models:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (recommended)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • IPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

If you need help identifying iPadOS-supported devices, see Apple’s support documentation. For help identifying your iPad model, see Apple’s support documentation.