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🆕 Procreate Dreams Compatibility with iPads

Iva Mikles
🆕 Procreate Dreams Compatibility with iPads

Hey there! Based on my research, Procreate Dreams is designed to work with a range of iPad models.

However, the level of functionality and the number of tracks (both video and content tracks) you can work with in Procreate Dreams may vary depending on the specific model and its hardware capabilities.

So, I created this breakdown of iPad compatibility with Procreate Dreams:

Procreate Dreams Compatibility List

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iPad Model CategoryiPad ModelCompatible with Procreate Dreams?
iPadiPad 10
iPad 9
iPad 8
iPad 7
iPad 6
iPad 5
🟠 Yes, but limited
See more details below
iPad MiniiPad Mini 6
iPad Mini 5
✅ Yes, limited on older models
See more details below
iPad AiriPad Air 5
iPad Air 4
iPad Air 3
✅ Yes, limited on older models
See more details below
iPad Pro (Originals)iPad Pro 9.7″
iPad Pro 10.5″
🟠 Yes, but limited
See more details below
iPad Pro 11″iPad Pro 11 1st gen
iPad Pro 11 2nd gen
iPad Pro 11 3rd gen
iPad Pro 11 4th gen
✅ Yes, limited on older models
See more details below
iPad Pro 12.9″iPad Pro 12.9″ 1st gen
iPad Pro 12.9″ 2nd gen
iPad Pro 12.9″ 3rd gen
iPad Pro 12.9″ 4th gen
iPad Pro 12.9″ 5th gen
iPad Pro 12.9″ 6th gen
✅ Yes, limited on older models
See more details below
Table: Procreate Dreams compatibility with various iPad models – Source: procreate.com

Procreate Dreams Compatible Devices

  • My rating:
    1.5
  • Notes:
    iPad Pro model from 2015
    Small RAM and way too little storage
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Appe Pencil 1
  • My rating:
    2.0
  • Notes:
    iPad Pro model from 2015
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    ❌ Not compatible
  • My rating:
    2.0
  • Notes:
    iPad Pro model from 2017
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • My rating:
    2.5
  • Notes:
    iPad model from 2018
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    1 track up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    1 track up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • My rating:
    3.0
  • Notes:
    iPad Air model from 2019
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    100
  • Video Tracks:
    1 track up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • My rating:
    3.0
  • Notes:
    iPad model from 2019
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    50
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 1080p
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • My rating:
    3.0
  • Notes:
    iPad Mini model from 2019
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    🟠 Yes, but limited
  • Content Tracks:
    100
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    100
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • My rating:
    3.5
  • Notes:
    iPad model from 2020
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Description:
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    100
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    2 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    2 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    100
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
My Pick
  • My rating:
    4.2
  • Notes:
    iPad Mini model from 2021
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
    Great budget iPad for Procreate
  • Description:


  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
My Pick
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    4 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • My rating:
    4.9
  • Notes:
    iPad Pro model from 2022
    8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers
    M2 chip
    Apple Pencil hover feature
  • Description:


  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    4 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    100
  • Video Tracks:
    1 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 1
Best Value Pick
  • My rating:
    4.8
  • Notes:
    iPad Air model from 2022
    8GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
    Best value iPad for Procreate
  • Description:


  • Procreate Dreams compatible:
    ✅ Yes
  • Content Tracks:
    200
  • Video Tracks:
    2 up to 4K
  • iPadOS version:
    iPadOS 16+
    iPadOS 17+
  • Apple Pencil compatibility:
    Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
1.5
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2015
Small RAM and way too little storage
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Appe Pencil 1
My rating:
2.0
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2015
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
0.0
Notes:
iPad model from 2017
Doesn't work with Apple Pencil so not recommended
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
❌ Not compatible
My rating:
2.0
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2017
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
2.5
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2017
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:


Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
2.5
Notes:
iPad model from 2018
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
3.5
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2018
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
1 track up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
3.5
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2018
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
1 track up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
3.0
Notes:
iPad Air model from 2019
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
100
Video Tracks:
1 track up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
3.0
Notes:
iPad model from 2019
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
50
Video Tracks:
1 up to 1080p
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
3.0
Notes:
iPad Mini model from 2019
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
🟠 Yes, but limited
Content Tracks:
100
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
4.0
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
4.0
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
4.0
Notes:
iPad Air model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:


Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
100
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
3.5
Notes:
iPad model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
100
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My rating:
5.0
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2021
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams Tracks
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
2 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
4.9
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2021
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers
Description:
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
2 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
4.5
Notes:
iPad model from 2021
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Great budget iPad for Procreate
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
100
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
My Pick
My rating:
4.2
Notes:
iPad Mini model from 2021
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Great budget iPad for Procreate
Description:


Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My Pick
My rating:
5.0
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2022
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
M2 chip
Apple Pencil hover feature
Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
4 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
4.9
Notes:
iPad Pro model from 2022
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers
M2 chip
Apple Pencil hover feature
Description:


Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
4 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2
My rating:
4.6
Notes:
iPad model from 2022
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Great budget iPad for Procreate
Description:


Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
100
Video Tracks:
1 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 1
Best Value Pick
My rating:
4.8
Notes:
iPad Air model from 2022
8GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
Best value iPad for Procreate
Description:


Procreate Dreams compatible:
✅ Yes
Content Tracks:
200
Video Tracks:
2 up to 4K
iPadOS version:
iPadOS 16+
iPadOS 17+
Apple Pencil compatibility:
Apple Pencil 2

Procreate Dreams Compatibility FAQs

Photo: Procreate Dreams app preview in the App Store - ©Art Side of Life
What are Procreate Dreams iPadOS compatibility requirements?

Procreate Dreams runs on all iPads with iPadOS 16+ or iPadOS 17+. How do you find out if your iPad runs iPadOS 16+? Easy! You can find it on apple.com

Which iPads are compatible with Procreate Dreams?

iPads compatible with Procreate Dreams are the following: iPad 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10th generation, iPad Mini 5th and 6th generation, iPad Air 3, 4, 5th generation, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 10.5, iPad Pro 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5th generation, iPad Pro 12.9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6th generation. If you are not sure which iPad you have, this is how you find out: Identify Your iPad Model on apple.com

Are third-party styluses compatible with Procreate Dreams?

No, third-party styluses are not compatible with Procreate Dreams. Same as Procreate, you will need to get an Apple Pencil technology stylus. I recommend either Apple Pencil 1 or Apple Pencil 2.

What Apple Pencil is compatible with Procreate Dreams?

All Apple Pencils 1, 2 and USB-C are compatible with Procreate Dreams. I recommend either Apple Pencil 1 or Apple Pencil 2 because Apple Pencil USB-C doesn’t have pressure sensitivity

In conclusion, while many iPad models are compatible with Procreate Dreams, you will find the best performance and the highest number of tracks and layers in the latest iPad Pro models and the iPad Air 5. The iPad Mini 6 also offers good performance in a more compact form.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, I recommend that you regularly check Procreate’s official website or documentation, because software capabilities can change with updates and new releases.

Have Fun!

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Iva

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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