Before you download and install Grammarly for iPad, you’ll need to make sure that the app is compatible with your tablet. We support iPads running iOS 14 or newer.
If you use iOS 15 or newer, you’ll also have the option to enable the Grammarly browser extension for Safari on your iPad. For more information about this, check out this article.
Switching between the keyboard and the editor
To start using Grammarly on your iPad, open the Grammarly application you installed on your device.
To access the Grammarly Editor, tap My Grammarly. Here you can create new documents and edit existing ones.
If you’d like to set up your keyboard, tap Keyboard at the bottom of the screen. Then, open any other app on your iPad and tap a text field to start typing with the Grammarly Keyboard.
Note: To learn more about managing your keyboard settings, check this article. If you don’t see a green Grammarly logo in the top left corner of your keyboard after following the instructions, tap the globe icon.
Creating new documents
To create a new document in the Grammarly iPad Editor, you have two options—Write or Import:
- Tap the Write option in the Grammarly iPad Editor app.
- A blank document will open, where you can begin typing your text.
Alternatively, you can copy text from a different app and paste it into a blank document to get started.
- Tap the Import option in the Grammarly iPad Editor app. This will prompt you to select a document from your files.
- Navigate through your files to locate and select the document you want to import.
Once you've selected the document, it will be loaded into the Grammarly Editor, allowing you to review and make any necessary changes
Currently, the Grammarly iPad Editor supports the following file formats: PDF, Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), OpenOffice (ODT), TXT, RTF, Markdown (MD), TextPack and TextBundle, OPML, and many other formats from different iOS apps.
If you would like to see other file formats supported, please see our Feature Request section to record your feedback.
Tip: You can use the quick actions menu to create a new document by tapping and holding the Grammarly icon on your Home Screen and selecting New Document:
Once you create a document and start typing, Grammarly will automatically check your text. While your document is being checked, the Overall score icon spins in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing, and Grammarly will continue checking.
When Grammarly detects a writing issue in your text, you’ll see a red, blue, green, or purple underline. Tap on any underlined word or phrase to see Grammarly’s suggestion. These suggestions will also be available in the sidebar on the right:
To accept a suggestion, simply tap on it:
If you’d like to ignore a suggestion, click the trash can icon to dismiss it.
To see a detailed explanation about a suggestion, tap Learn more at the bottom of the suggestion card.
If a suggestion is incorrect or you’d like to report it for any reason, tap the three dots and choose your preferred option to proceed.
If you’d like Grammarly to stop flagging a particular spelling as incorrect, you can add the word to your personal dictionary by clicking the Add to dictionary button.
Deactivating certain suggestion types
Certain types of suggestions, such as Oxford comma and passive voice alerts, can be turned off.
If you see a suggestion that is not helpful, tap the trash bin icon in the lower right corner of the suggestion card. If it’s a suggestion that can be deactivated, you’ll see an option that says Turn off suggestions like this:
To turn deactivated suggestions back on, tap the Deactivated suggestions icon in the right-side panel:
Note: This feature is available only to Grammarly Premium, Grammarly for Business, and Grammarly for Education users.
Grammarly for iPad offers the following formatting options:
- Bold, italic, and underlined text
- Numbered lists and bullet points
- H1 and H2 headers
- Clear Formatting
To format your text, tap and hold on a word, select the needed text, and press one or several formatting options at the bottom of the screen:
At this time, you can view synonyms if the Grammarly Keyboard is enabled when you are writing in the Grammarly Editor. You can learn more about setting up the Grammarly Keyboard here.
Once you have enabled the Grammarly Keyboard, simply tap on a word in the text and choose a synonym in the completions bar of the keyboard.
Note: The Grammarly Keyboard does not provide suggestions in the Grammarly iPad Editor. To view and accept suggestions, use the sidebar.
Adjusting goals and document type
If you want to achieve a specific goal with your text, tap Goals and select your preferred goals in the menu indicated below:
Note: The option to select the domain is available only to Grammarly Premium subscribers.
To learn more about domains and goals, check this article.
Downloading a document
Once you’ve finished editing, you can either copy the text and paste it to another app or export the document.
To export your document, tap the Export icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select your preferred option of exporting it:
Note: You can export your document in the following formats: plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf), and Microsoft Word (.docx) If there are other file formats that you would like to export your document in, please see our Feature Request section to record your feedback.
You can view your document statistics by tapping Overall score. This section offers a lot of useful information about your text, including word count and the number of characters it contains:
If you have a Premium subscription, you can check your document for plagiarism. Simply tap the Plagiarism option in the lower right corner:
Note: At this time, the option to submit your document to our expert writing service is not available on iPads.
Grammarly’s Weekly Insights are now available directly in Grammarly for iPad. To check your statistics, open the Grammarly application, and tap Insights at the bottom of your screen.
You can share your weekly stats with your friends or family by tapping the Share Insights button at the top of the screen and then selecting one of the available options.
The information in the Insights section will be automatically updated every Monday to show your writing statistics from the previous week. To learn more about Grammarly Insights, visit this page.
Managing your account settings
To access your account settings, tap Account at the bottom of your screen:
Here you can:
- Update your language preference
- Manage your personal dictionary
- Check your subscription
- Contact Grammarly’s Support Team for any assistance
If you’d like to manage your Grammarly Keyboard settings, please check this article for more information.