Real iPad for Website & Mobile App Testing

Instant access to a range of real iOS tabs including iPad Air 5 (2022), iPad Mini, iPad 9th gen, iPad Pro, etc. to test your website & mobile apps. Say goodbye to your iPad emulators & device lab.

Latest Devices: Latest Devices: iPad Air 5 & iPadOS 15, now available on Real Device Cloud for testing. Get Started Free

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real ipad in place of ipad emulator

Wide range of iPad tablets

Test your websites and mobile apps on real iOS tablets for the most accurate testing results. Choose from our wide range of tablets, including iPad Air 5 (2022), iPad Mini (2021), iPad 9th gen, iPad Pro (2021) etc., on every screen size and resolution. Also, test on the latest iPadOS 15.

Responsive testing on ipad devices

Responsive testing

Test for responsiveness of websites on various tablet sizes. See how your app UI and functionality renders and behaves on different screen sizes of iPads.

Natural gestures on iPad and iOS devices

Gestures and interactions

Interact with your website or mobile app on the remote iPad, just as you would with a device in hand. Tap, scroll, zoom, swipe and more.

Testing developer environments vs iPad devices

Test development servers

Our Local Testing feature allows you to test local websites & mobile apps seamlessly, without setup or configuration.

Debugger tool on real iPad

Debug & fix bugs instantly

Debug your websites & apps instantly using device logs, devtools, video recordings and screenshots for every test you run.

Security and privacy

Uncompromising Security

Security is our primary focus, and our policies are constantly upgraded. We provide pristine devices for testing and all data is wiped clean from the device after the session ends.

iPad Devices we support

List of iPad Devices available for testing on.
31 iPad Devices
Pro 12.9 2022
Pro 12.9 2021
Pro 12.9 2020
Pro 12.9 2018
Pro 11 2022
Pro 11 2021
Pro 11 2020
Pro 11 2018
Pro 9.7 2016
Mini 2021
Mini 2019
Pro (9.7 inch)
Air 5
Air 4
Air 2019
Air 2
Mini 4
Mini 2
3rd (6.0)
2 (5.0)

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply follow these simple steps to test an app on a real iPad device:
  1. Sign up on BrowserStack App Live for a free trial.
  2. Choose the desired real iPad to test app on (multiple devices to choose from).
  3. Download and install your App through Apple Store or directly upload an IPA file from your system.
    • Note: If you have Apple’s Two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID, follow these steps.
  4. Get started with App Testing on iPad.

iPads have a 30% share in the global tablet market. For websites and apps used extensively in landscape mode (eg. video and OTT platforms like Netflix, YouTube) or companies that have videos and presentations as part of the user experience (eg. educational content), users are predominantly using their tablets.

Hence, testing websites and apps for responsive design, cross browser compatibility and user experience on iPads is very critical.

An iPad simulator mimics a real iPad device on your workstation. This allows developers and QA testers to do a quick check of their websites and apps on iPads. Online iPad simulators can be used on Windows, Mac & other operating systems.

Given Apple runs on proprietary chipsets and custom binaries, there are no iPad emulators and there is only an iPad simulator. iPad emulators is thus a misnomer.

  • Given iPads have good market penetration, testing your websites and apps for iPad devices is a must
  • Companies do not want to invest in expensive real iPad device labs, which needs the regular purchase of new iPad versions released by Apple each year
  • There are many cheap iPad simulators online, to help detect high-level unusual behavior

Testing on iPad simulators can mean compromising on end-user experience since simulators have slower performance vs real iPad devices. They also support a limited number of apps, cannot mimic exact device hardware configurations like measuring battery consumption, which is critical for video and OTT platform apps. In fact, Apple recommends testing applications on real devices since their simulator does not have Schoolwork app, which is important to test the Classkit behavior.

BrowserStack provides instant access to real iPad devices like iPad Air 5, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, and iPad 9th Generation in place of iPad simulators or emulators. It also means that you do not need to set up an expensive physical iOS device lab. Our real device cloud supports testing a large number of features like the behavior of natural gestures and battery consumption. QA testers can use device logs to find bugs and share them. Developers can use native dev tools to fix these bugs with ease.

You can get started for free with cross browser testing.