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 11.2 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, tap My Grammarly and press New:
Afterward, you can start typing or paste your text to the Grammarly Editor.
Note: Currently, you can check up to 100,000 characters (including spaces) at a time using Grammarly for iPad.
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 Business, and Grammarly@edu users.
Grammarly for iPad offers the following formatting options:
- Bold and italic text
- Numbered lists and bullet points
- H1 and H2 headers
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.
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:
You can view your document statistics by tapping the Overall score button. 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 the Insights button at the bottom of your screen.
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.