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Procreate Dreams Supported Devices in 2024

Iva Mikles
Procreate Dreams Supported Devices in 2024

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:

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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
iPad Air 11″ M2
iPad Air 13″ M2
✅ 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
iPad Pro 11 M4
✅ 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
iPad Pro 13″iPad Pro 13 M4✅ Yes
See more details below
Table: Procreate Dreams compatibility with various iPad models – Source: procreate.com

Procreate Dreams iPad Compatibility

  • iPad Pro 13″ M4 released in May 2024 is the most advanced tablet you can get for animating in Procreate Dreams!
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200+ (TBD)

    Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K+ (TBD)

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

  • iPad Pro 11″ M4 released in May 2024 is the most advanced tablet you can get for animating in Procreate Dreams!
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200+ (TBD)

    Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K+ (TBD)

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

  • iPad Air 13″ M4 released in May 2024 became the best value iPad you can get for Procreate Dreams!
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

  • iPad Air 11″ M4 released in May 2024 became the best value iPad you can get for Procreate Dreams!
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

  • 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
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

    Get more details in my review of iPad Pro 12.9″ for Procreate and digital artists!

  • iPad Pro model from 2022
    8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers
    M2 chip
    Apple Pencil hover feature
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

Best Value Pick
  • iPad Air model from 2022
    8GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
    Best value iPad for Procreate
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 2 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad model from 2022
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Great budget iPad for Procreate
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 100

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My Pick
  • iPad Mini model from 2021
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
    Great budget iPad for Procreate
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad Pro model from 2015
    Small RAM and way too little storage
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad Pro model from 2015
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad model from 2017
    Doesn't work with Apple Pencil so not recommended
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+

    ❌ Not compatible with Apple Pencil

  • iPad Pro model from 2017
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad Pro model from 2017
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad model from 2018
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad Pro model from 2018
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad Pro model from 2018
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad Air model from 2019
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 100

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad model from 2019
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad Mini model from 2019
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

    Content Tracks: 50

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad Pro model from 2020
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad Pro model from 2020
    Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad Air model from 2020
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 100

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

  • iPad model from 2020
    Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
    Get it refurbished with a discount
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 100

    Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

  • iPad Pro model from 2021
    8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams Tracks
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 2 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

    Get more details in my review of iPad Pro 12.9″ for Procreate and digital artists!

  • iPad Pro model from 2021
    8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers
  • Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

    Content Tracks: 200

    Video Tracks: 2 up to 4K

    iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

    Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

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My rating:
5.0
iPad Pro 13″ M4 released in May 2024 is the most advanced tablet you can get for animating in Procreate Dreams!

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200+ (TBD)

Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K+ (TBD)

iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

NEW
My rating:
5.0
iPad Pro 11″ M4 released in May 2024 is the most advanced tablet you can get for animating in Procreate Dreams!

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200+ (TBD)

Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K+ (TBD)

iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

NEW
My rating:
5.0
iPad Air 13″ M4 released in May 2024 became the best value iPad you can get for Procreate Dreams!

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

NEW
My rating:
5.0
iPad Air 11″ M4 released in May 2024 became the best value iPad you can get for Procreate Dreams!

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil PRO

My Pick
My rating:
4.8
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

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

Get more details in my review of iPad Pro 12.9″ for Procreate and digital artists!

My rating:
4.8
iPad Pro model from 2022
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers
M2 chip
Apple Pencil hover feature

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 4 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

Best Value Pick
My rating:
4.8
iPad Air model from 2022
8GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
Best value iPad for Procreate

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 2 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
4.6
iPad model from 2022
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Great budget iPad for Procreate

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 100

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My Pick
My rating:
4.2
iPad Mini model from 2021
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Great budget iPad for Procreate

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
4.5
iPad model from 2021
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Great budget iPad for Procreate

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 100

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

Get more details in my review of the iPad 9th generation for Procreate and digital artists!

My rating:
1.5
iPad Pro model from 2015
Small RAM and way too little storage
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
2.0
iPad Pro model from 2015
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
0.0
iPad model from 2017
Doesn't work with Apple Pencil so not recommended

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+

❌ Not compatible with Apple Pencil

My rating:
2.0
iPad Pro model from 2017
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
2.5
iPad Pro model from 2017
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
2.5
iPad model from 2018
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
3.5
iPad Pro model from 2018
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
3.5
iPad Pro model from 2018
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
3.0
iPad Air model from 2019
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 100

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
3.0
iPad model from 2019
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
3.0
iPad Mini model from 2019
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: 🟠 Yes, but limited

Content Tracks: 50

Video Tracks: 1 up to 1080p

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
4.0
iPad Pro model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
4.0
iPad Pro model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate layers
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
4.0
iPad Air model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 100

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

My rating:
3.5
iPad model from 2020
Small RAM equals less Procreate Dreams tracks
Get it refurbished with a discount

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 100

Video Tracks: 1 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 1

My rating:
5.0
iPad Pro model from 2021
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers and Procreate Dreams Tracks

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 2 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

Get more details in my review of iPad Pro 12.9″ for Procreate and digital artists!

My rating:
4.9
iPad Pro model from 2021
8GB or 16GB RAM for high number of Procreate layers

Compatible with Dreams: ✅ Yes

Content Tracks: 200

Video Tracks: 2 up to 4K

iPadOS version: iPadOS 16+ | iPadOS 17+

Compatible with Apple Pencil 2

Procreate Dreams Compatibility FAQs

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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, iPad Pro 11 and 13 M4 and iPad Air 11 and 13 M2. 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 Apple Pencil 1, Apple Pencil 2 or Apple Pencil PRO.

What Apple Pencil is compatible with Procreate Dreams?

All Apple Pencils 1, 2, USB-C and PRO are compatible with Procreate Dreams. I recommend either Apple Pencil 1, Apple Pencil 2 (Best Stylus for Procreate Dreams) or Apple Pencil PRO 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.

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