How do I use the Canva iPad App?

It’s very easy to use and navigate Canva iPad app.

Here are a few quick steps on how to create a design using the Canva iPad app:


On the Canva homepage, choose a design template that you want to create.


Select a template

For this example, we chose Social Media. You will be redirected to the Canva editor with a blank Social Media page.


Choose a layout

Layouts are a great way to start off your design. We have hundreds of beautiful layouts made especially for you by our designers. Choose one from the Layouts tab.


Search for an image

Now, replace the background image of the layout. To do this, search for an image using the search bar. We have millions of high quality stock images available that you can use.

Change the background image

Choose an image that you like and drag it on to the page. The image will automatically snap as a background.


Select a photo

Canva also enables you to add filters to your images. To do this, tap on the background and then tap filter. In this example, Festive was chosen to add contrast and brightness to the image.


Edit the text

Edit the texts on the layout. To edit the texts, double tap on the text boxes.


Change the text color

You can also change the color of the texts. To do this, double tap on the texts and click the color button.


Use your photos

If you want to use your own photos from your iPad, you can tap on the Photos album or you can also choose to take a photo using your iPad’s camera. It’s very handy. 

Note: Only photos from the Camera Roll will show up on the Photos album.


Download your design

After finishing your design, tap on Download. You can save your design as an image for web or as a PDF for print.


Pay for premium elements

If you have used premium images on your design, you will be prompted to pay for the photo. After paying for your design, your download will start.



Your design is now ready for your social media posts.


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Thanks for your message and for using the Canva iPad app!

After downloading the Canva iPad app, open the app and signup/login to your Canva account. Since Canva is web-based, you'll need a stable internet connection when using the Canva iPad app. If it's your first time to login with the iPad app, you'll get started with the iPad onboarding which teaches you the basic app navigation.

You will then be redirected to your Canva homepage where you can start a new design by tapping on a design template that you want to create.

The editor page should open with a blank page of your design template. You can use a layout or create your own design using elements from our library. You can also use photos on your Camera Roll.

When you're done with your design, tap the Download button. You can save your design as an image for web or as a PDF for print.

You can check out this article from our Support Center for more details:

How do I use the Canva iPad App?

Hope this helps you in creating wonderful designs on the go! Let me know if there's anything else!

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