Why Pay Monthly?
- Data-free messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter
- Change your plan up or down every month
- F-Secure internet security free for 12 months.
- 14 day returns
- Freedom to upgrade early
- No upfront costs
- Free delivery
To find out how much you’ll pay data and what is/ isn’t included in your plan, please take a look at our charges.
Our flexible Freestyle contracts have two parts:
One contract for your device (24 or 48-month).
Based on an interest free Consumer Credit Agreement provided by Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited. To pay the full cash price for this device or speak to our sales team, call 0800 408 9347.
One contract for your minutes, texts and data (30-day rolling)
Your total monthly cost
This gives you the freedom to change your monthly plan up or down each month, with more or less minutes, texts or data. Plus, if you want to upgrade to a brand new device, you can simply pay off the remaining cost of your old one when you're ready.
Looking for something else?
Got a question about our services?
What if I go over my data allowance? What if I go over my data allowance?
We’ll always give you a friendly text before you get too close to your limit when you’ve used 75% of your data, 95%, and then 100%.
£3 per day for each GB you use
But if you do go over, we’ll only charge you £3 per GB for each day you use mobile internet on your phone. Not bad, eh?
Flexibility to switch to a higher tariff - and back down
If you find you’re using more data than your current tariff gives you, you can move up to another tariff that gives you more, whenever you want. You can also move back down again if you find yourself using less data later. We’re flexible like that.
Get the My Virgin Media app
Oh, and don’t forget, you can download our My Virgin Media app or log into Your Account online to see how much you’ve used so far each month. It’s a great way to stay in control of how much data you use.
Connect to WiFi with our free Connect app
Download our free Connect app to get unlimited WiFi from over 20 million hotspots across Europe and the USA. Automatically connect and enjoy free, fast WiFi without using up your mobile data allowance.
Do you do unlimited data? Do you do unlimited data?
No but our tariffs do give you loads of data
Most of us tend to use way less mobile internet data than we think. We bet you’ll find our 5GB option is more than enough data to keep you ticking over for the whole month. 5GB of mobile data is equivalent to about 150 hours of steady internet browsing over the month or 5 hours a day. And that’s without ever using WiFi! Or with our 10GB tariff you can double it to a huge 10 hours a day! When did you last use your phone that much in a day?
We help you monitor your data usage
If you want to keep an eye on your data, you can manage how much you’re using with our Virgin Mobile app and by logging into Your Account online. We’ll also let you know by text when you’re at 75%, 95% and 100% of your limit.
Use our clever Connect app instead of mobile data
Download our free Connect app to get unlimited WiFi from over 20 million hotspots across Europe and the USA. Automatically connect and enjoy free, fast WiFi without eating up your mobile data allowance.
Can I cap my contract? Can I cap my contract?
You can now add a Spending cap to give you a safety buffer for your plan. Spending caps stop you from being charged for usage beyond a limit specified by you, each month. Charges covered by the cap includes, but is not limited to, going out of your allowance by calling or texting premium or international numbers or roaming outside of the EU. For more detail on what is and isn’t covered, visit our webpage.
Text alerts when you're near your limits
If you’re getting close to your minutes or data limit we’ll buzz you with a text. To stay in control of how many minutes and how much data you use you can download our My Account app or log in to Your Account online and see exactly what you’ve used this month.
Flexibility to change to a new tariff
If you find you’re using more minutes or data than your current tariff can handle you can upgrade to a tariff that gives you more. Or if you find you’re using less, you can move down to a cheaper tariff. We’re totally flexible. For full details of costs outside your tariff, see our pay monthly charges outside your tariff.
Why two contracts? Why two contracts?
Simple. To give you flexibility we have one contract for your handset loan - it will last for 24 or 36 months depending on what you choose. And another 30 day rolling contract for your airtime. So if you ever want to cancel the airtime contract you just need to give us 30 days' notice. Your handset loan will carry on until you pay it off, which you can do on the agreed instalments, or earlier. Whatever suits you best.
What if I'm still in a contract? What if I'm still in a contract?
Order up to 3 weeks in advance
Don't worry, if you're still in a contract elsewhere, you can delay delivery of your new phone for up to 3 weeks into the future and you won't have to pay a penny until then. That'll give you plenty of time to break the news to your old network that you're moving on to better things. It could get emotional...
Guarantee a great deal you've seen today
When you order today for a later delivery, we'll reserve the phone, price and any extras like tablets for you in a nice safe place where no one else can get them. So you'll never miss out, even if the offer ends in the meantime.
Switching from another provider? Switching from another provider?
Switching your mobile to Virgin Media has never been so easy. All you’ll need to do is grab a switching code from your current provider – which you can do as soon as you sign up, or later. Whichever suits you.
PAC or STAC?
If you want to bring your number with you, you’ll need a Port Authorisation Code, usually called a PAC.
If you don’t want to bring your number with you, you’ll need a Service Termination Authorisation Code, or STAC.
How to get your switching code
Ready to switch to us? You need to get a Port Authorisation Code (PAC) or Service Termination Authorisation Code (STAC), then give it to us. There are three easy ways to do it.
1. Text PAC to 65075, STAC to 75075, or INFO to 85075 to get your switching information
2. Go to your existing provider’s website and follow the links to Switching
3. Call your existing provider
We’ll ask if you have a PAC or STAC in our online checkout, simply pop your PAC or STAC details in when this happens.
What's your signal like in my area? What's your signal like in my area?
With Virgin Mobile you get 99% 4G population coverage. Nothing’s gonna stop you chatting.
Can I return my phone if I change my mind? Can I return my phone if I change my mind?
Of course! With our 14-day Customer Satisfaction Guarantee you can return your phone for a full refund minus any airtime you’ve used. Or, get a replacement within 14 days of receiving the phone. We’ll even send you the envelope to post it back to us in. Nice, eh?
Does my phone come with a warranty? Does my phone come with a warranty?
Yes! All our fabulous phones come with a reassuring 24 month warranty (12 months for iPhone) so if you have a problem with it, don’t sweat, we should be able to repair your device or replace it free of charge so long as you’re still in warranty. See what’s covered.
Important legal information you need to read
Freestyle Contracts: Based on either a 24 or 48 month interest free Consumer Credit Agreement provided by Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited and a 30 day rolling Pay Monthly Airtime Contract with Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited. Credit check & payment by Direct Debit required. You must pay off your loan in full in order to upgrade your device. 0% APR Representative. Prices shown require eBilling. For paper bills add £1.50 per month.
*Each April from 2024 your airtime plan will increase by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February +3.9%. We’ll give you 30 days’ notice of the exact increase.
Virgin Media Limited is an appointed representative of Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 626215)
*Standard charges apply, please check with your network operator for rates.
General Mobile General Mobile
General: Phones subject to availability. Each April your airtime plan will increase by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February +3.9%. We’ll give you 30 days’ notice of the exact increase. Plans include UK calls to UK landlines (01, 02, 03) & UK mobile networks. Calls & texts to mobiles in Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man are not covered by your inclusive monthly usage allowance. UK texts and data only. Speeds experienced will vary by device and location.
Calls to service numbers: The cost of calling 084, 087, 118 and 09 is formed of a combined access and service charge: we set the access charge and the company you’re calling set the service charge. Your access charge for these numbers will be shown on your bill and is currently 36p per minute for Pay As You Go and 58p per minute for Pay Monthly. The service charge will be advertised by the company that you are calling.
Calls to other non-geographic numbers: Freephone calls starting 0800 or 0808 are free from mobiles. Calls to 070 numbers will cost you up to 75p per minute in the UK.
Pay Monthly SIM Only: 30 day rolling contract applies.
Pay As You Go: JAM Packs are valid for 30 days from the point of purchase or until used if sooner. Packs will auto-renew every 30 days if the customer account has sufficient airtime balance. Your existing pack will auto-renew unless you have cancelled it or have told us that you wanted to change it. 3G data only. Minutes for UK landlines (beginning 01, 02, 03) & UK mobile networks. Person-to-person UK texts only (delivery notifications excluded). UK allowance of minutes, texts and data can be used in the EU at no extra cost subject to Fair Use limits. Register online to change packs, top-up and make the most out of Virgin Mobile, visit virginmobile.co.uk/youraccount.
Nokia: HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. All images used are for illustrative purpose only.
Mobile Broadband: Usage amounts given as example only. Credit check and payment by Direct Debit required. 30 day rolling contract. If you cancel during the contract you will incur an early disconnection fee. Data bundle is for use within the UK only. Access and speeds are subject to network coverage. Voice-Over-Internet Protocol is not supported. If your use exceeds your monthly allowance you will be charged at the out-of-bundle rate of £3 a day per GB for each day that you use data. Roaming charges apply to your use outside the UK. Pay Monthly terms of service apply. Mobile WiFi device required with upfront fee of £39.99. For full terms and conditions visit virginmobile.com/legalstuff.
Guaranteed next day replacement: Applies to all claims accepted before 6pm Sunday to Friday.
Money back guarantee: Our 14 day Customer Satisfaction Guarantee lets you exchange your joining pack or phone for a different one of the same value or get a full refund, less any airtime you’ve bought. Prepaid packaging will be provided to post it back. Pay As You Go customers will be charged for any airtime used according to our Pay As You Go tariff. Pay Monthly customers will be charged for any airtime used. Calls and texts prior to return will be charged at 31p per minute and 13p per text.
UK’s Best Value Network: Virgin Media awarded "Best Value Network" at 2014,2015 and 2016 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, decided by public vote among readers of Mobile Choice magazine. Results announced in October each year and valid for one year.
Faster average 4G speed: Faster 4G than Vodafone, O2, Sky and Three, based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for 01.01.19 - 31.03.19.Ookla trademarks used under license & reprinted with permission. For verification, see virginmedia.com/faster4g. Legal stuff applies.
F-Secure with Virgin Mobile offer: Not available on BlackBerry. Current retail price £79.99, see https://onlineshop.f-secure.com. Up to 5 devices. Ends after 12 months unless you opt to continue.
MMS messaging: MMS messages to some providers/networks may be delivered by our partner service BICS and will require the recipient to download the content of the message.
Roam Like Home: Fair use policy applies. See virginmedia.com/legalstuff
Spending Caps: Spending caps are now available to all pay monthly customers who have joined or re-contracted with Virgin Media on or after 24 September 2018. Spending caps can be added when you join/re-contract with Virgin Media and will take effect immediately or from your next bill cycle if implemented at a later stage. Increasing or removing your cap will take effect immediately, but any reduction in spending cap will take effect from your next bill cycle. Any changes will be confirmed via text. Spending caps will not override the credit limit. Upon reaching 80% of your spending cap, you will receive a notification by SMS. Once the spending cap has reached 100%, you will receive a further SMS notification and no further out-of-bundle charges can be applied to your account (in-bundle services and access to emergency numbers will remain unaffected). Usage-related charges (including but not limited to calls or texts to premium or international numbers or roaming outside of the EU) count towards the cap; one-time charges (including but not limited to late payment fees and paper bill charges) do not count towards the cap. View and change your cap through virginmedia.com. See spending Cap Policy at virginmedia.com/legalstuff.
Offers + Extras Offers + Extras
SIM Only offers:
£5.95 for 5GB 30 Day SIM Only plan. Price available until 18/05/2023, Terms and conditions apply, go to https://www.virginmedia.com/legal
£8 for 20GB 30 Day SIM Only plan. Price available until 18/05/2023, Terms and conditions apply, go to https://www.virginmedia.com/legal
£12 for 50GB 30 Day SIM Only plan. Price available until 18/05/2023, Terms and conditions apply, go to https://www.virginmedia.com/legal
Handset Airtime offers:
+£2 for 20GB Airtime plan. Offer available until 05/06/2023. Terms and conditions apply, go to https://www.virginmedia.com/legal
+£4 for 40GB Airtime plan. Offer available until 05/06/2023. Terms and conditions apply, go to https://www.virginmedia.com/legal
+£6 for 120GB Airtime plan. Offer available until 05/06/2023. Terms and conditions apply, go to https://www.virginmedia.com/legal
All other offers:
Data Rollover: Unused data from your inclusive monthly allowance will be added to next month’s allowance (Rollover Data). Rollover Data is used ahead of your monthly data. Unused Rollover Data expires at the end of that monthly allowance period. Data add-ons excluded. 4G plans only.
Data-free Messaging on WhatsApp, & Facebook Messenger & Twitter: Standard UK messaging (video, picture, audio) does not deplete data allowance. Live video streaming & Voice & video calls excluded. 4G plans only. When monthly allowance via standard data usage is £3/day per GB. We welcome new messaging partners to this service.
Flexible Plans: Change your airtime plan up or down without penalty at any time during your contract. New allowance and price applies from your next monthly billing cycle until you switch again.
Roam Like Home: Fair use policy applies. See virginmedia.com/legalstuff
Unlimited Data/ Minutes/ Texts: Includes unlimited data, and unlimited minutes and texts allowance to inclusive UK numbers for as long as you remain a Virgin TV, fibre or home phone customer. Includes UK calls to UK landlines (01, 02, 03) & UK mobile networks. Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man mobiles excluded. UK texts and data only.
Welcome to Virgin Media Protect, brought to you by Asurion
Virgin Media Protect covers your device against loss, theft and damage (please see the insurance terms and conditions below for further details). Payment is collected in a single monthly premium by Asurion Europe Limited.
Insurance Terms and Conditions
Nobody likes reading the small print, but to avoid any surprises, please:
- Read the insurance Terms and Conditions in full so you know what’s covered, what’s not and how to claim
- Block any lost or stolen device as soon as you discover it’s missing by submitting a claim 24/7 at virginmedia.com/protect or by calling us on 0345 030 3291* to protect against unauthorised calls
- Make a claim, ideally within 30 days of discovering that your device is damaged or missing by calling us on 0345 030 3291*
- Pay the excess fee to complete your claim for a replacement device which may be refurbished to ‘as new’ standard. The excess fee was confirmed in your welcome pack and you can call us at any time to check it
- Comply with our reasonable instructions, including switching off or uninstalling any apps which prevents our access to remove data from the claimed for device
- Return any damaged or faulty device in the pre-paid packaging provided with your replacement – or you’ll be charged a non-return fee (based on the value of the non-returned model)
To review your Virgin Media Protect Terms and Conditions, click here.
Freestyle Trade-Up Freestyle Trade-Up
Virgin Media Freestyle Trade Up Terms and Conditions
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. You should understand that by placing an order to Trade Up you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. It is recommended you take note of your IMEI number before you Trade Up in case there are any potential problems with your order. Please see the FAQ for help on how you find your device’s IMEI number
1. What is Freestyle Trade Up?
1.1. Trade up is a service that allows existing Virgin Media Freestyle customers (“you”) to upgrade to a new phone early by using the value in one old phone (a “Device”) to pay off your existing active Freestyle consumer credit agreement (your “Freestyle Loan”) with Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited governed by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (“Trade Up”).
1.2. You are able to Trade Up any valid Device; it does not need to be the Device associated to your existing Freestyle Loan.
2. Who Provides Trade Up?
2.1. The Trade Up services are operated for and on behalf of Virgin Media Limited (registered no. 2591237) at 500 Brook Drive, Reading, RG2 6UU. (“Virgin Media”) by Brightstar Corporation Technology Limited (registered no. 08401611) at Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6BU (“Brightstar”) (together “we”, “us” or “our”).
3.1. To place a Trade Up order, you warrant:
(i) you are a resident in the United Kingdom;
(ii) that you are an existing Virgin Media customer with an active Freestyle Loan with Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited;
(iii) you are the owner of the Device or have obtained express consent from the rightful owner to Trade Up the Device;
(iv) the Device is not subject to any previously agreed trade in or Trade Up arrangement;
(v) the Device was not purchased from Virgin Media within 30 days prior to placing the Trade Up order; and
(vi) the Device is not stolen or listed with us or a third party as stolen.
3.2. As part of the eligibility process, we will check the Device with CheckMEND, from the suppliers of IMMOBILISE as used by UK Police forces to trace stolen and missing property. If the Device fails any due diligence check we may notify the relevant police authority and we may pass the Device and your details to them and the Device Quote as defined in section 4 below will not be used to settle your Freestyle Loan.
4. Placing your Trade Up order
4.1. To determine the value of your Device, when placing your order you shall provide a true and accurate description of the Device, including but not limited to the following information:
(i) the correct brand/make, model and IMEI number of the Device you wish to Trade Up; and
(ii) the condition of the Device that you wish to Trade Up, which shall be classed as either: (a) a working device, which means all features of the Device are in good working order and condition, there is no physical damage to the exterior (e.g. to the buttons or screen) or water damage, the device is able to make/receive calls and SMSs, its battery is included and is able to maintain charge and power up (“Working Device”); or (b) a non-working device, which means a Device that is not fully functional (e.g. does not power up, has a damaged screen, case or buttons or has water damage) but includes a battery, is not crushed or bent; has no missing components (“Non-Working Device”).
The Device’s Trade Up value (“Device Quote”) shall be solely determined by Virgin Media, Brightstar or a third party based on the make a model of the Device.
Device chargers and accessories may not be returned with your Device and hold no monetary value. They shall not form part of the condition and cannot be used to complete the Trade Up process. Such Device chargers and accessories will not be returned to you; therefore we recommend you carefully check the contents of your package before returning it to us.
4.2. Once a Trade Up order is placed, the Device Quote shall be valid for up to 14 calendar days to enable you to complete your order. If the Device arrives after 14 calendar days from the date the Trade Up order is placed, the Device Quote shall be updated – see section 5.1(ii).
4.3. You will be sent a free postage pack via Royal Mail after placing your order; this will normally arrive 2-3 working days after your Trade Up order has been placed. We do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, late or damaged postage packs containing your Device. Proof of sending is not is not proof of receiving.
4.4. If we don’t receive your Device after 28 calendar days, your Trade Up order will be cancelled. For the avoidance of doubt, your current active Freestyle Loan and any new Freestyle Loan are separate and shall continue to be payable as normal and in line with your recently advised payment schedule.
4.5. Important Information prior to Trade Up:
(i) By placing your order and sending your Device, you will be unable to cancel your order.
(ii) Please remove any SIM card and any accessories, including without limitation memory cards, prior to Trade Up. We shall not be liable for any consequences of you not removing the SIM card or accessories, including any charges then occurred. You shall continue to be responsible for such charges; and
(iii) We strongly encourage you to backup and store elsewhere any data stored on the phone any memory card, including but not limited to images, messages and videos, on the Device that you wish to retain before to Trade Up. We will not be liable for any damage, confidentiality, loss or erasure of any such data, including personal data, or for any consequences of you not removing your data, including use or disclosure of such data.
5. Trade Up contributing to your Freestyle Loan
5.1. Once your order has been received, we shall, in our absolute discretion, determine whether the description of the Device when the Trade Up order is placed, is an accurate and true description of the Device received:
(i) If it is determined to be a true and accurate description, the Device Quote shall be used to part settle/settle your existing active Freestyle Loan.
(ii) If it is determined to not be a true and accurate description or if the Device is received after 14 calendar days from the Trade Up order and the value has subsequently changed, then the Device Quote shall be invalidated and a new revised quote (“Revised Value”) will be offered to you to part settle/settle your Freestyle Loan. You shall be notified of such Revised Value by e-mail and you shall have 5 calendar days from the issue of the Revised Value to either accept or reject the Revised Value. If you do not accept or reject the Revised Value, we shall assume you accept the Revised Value and this will be used to part settle/settle your existing active Freestyle Loan. If you do reject the Revised Value, we shall return the Device back to you free of charge. You have 14 calendar days from your acceptance or rejection of the Revised Value to cancel your new Freestyle Loan.
5.2. For the avoidance of doubt, the Device Quote or, if accepted, the Revised Value shall only contribute to your existing Freestyle Loan. Any outstanding amount on your existing Freestyle Loan remains payable in line with your recently advised payment schedule until paid off completely. This balance can be paid by contacting Virgin Media and making a debit or credit card contribution.
5.3. Payments in relation to your existing Freestyle Loan will not be taken for up to 30 calendar days from the date your Trade Up order was placed to allow us to process your order. After 30 calendar days, your payment shall resume and a revised payment schedule will be sent to you by email.
5.4. If the Device Quote or Revised Value is higher than the balance of your existing Freestyle Loan, a credit for the difference between the Device Quote Value or Revised Value and the outstanding balance of the Freestyle Loan shall be paid into the bank account, used to pay your existing Freestyle Loan monthly payments, within 10 working days.
6. Privacy and Data Protection
6.1. Where applicable, any data collected during the course of the Trade Up services will be processed and stored wholly in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations. The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to ensure no data will be processed or stored outside the EEA or by third party organisation, except for the administration of the Trade Up services.
6.2. By placing a Trade Up order with us, Virgin Media and/or Brightstar may use your personal information to contact you about special offers about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
6.4. We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions from time to time. If we make changes to the term and conditions of this Agreement, then we will notify and make available such revised terms and conditions.
6.5. Ownership of the Device shall only pass to us once we have received the Device and when the Device Quote or Revised Value has been accepted and payment has been dispatched to you.
6.6. Subject to 7.6, in no event shall Brightstar, Virgin Media, their affiliates, directors employees, agents or licensors, be responsible or liable for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, arising in any way out of the Trade Up Services, including but not limited to, (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Virgin Media or Brightstar’s control); (b) any theft , unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any part the Trade Up order or after order process that is late, lost, altered damaged or misdirected (whether or not after receipt by Virgin Media or Brightstar) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of Virgin Media or Brightstar; (d) any tax liability incurred in connection with the Trade Up; or (e) use of the Trade Up services.
6.7. By placing your Trade Up order, you agree, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, and except as provided herein, to release and hold Virgin Media and Brightstar harmless from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in or in connection with the Trade Up including without limitation, acceptance, receipt use and/or misuse of the Trade Up services.
6.8. Virgin Media and Brightstar reserve the right to invalidate any Trade Up order where there is suspected fraudulent use of the Trade Up services.
6.9. Nothing in these terms and conditions his agreement shall limit or exclude Brightstar’s or Virgin Media’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence and any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
6.10. We are not liable or responsible for the failure to perform the Trade Up services, if in any way the Trade Up services are not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reasons beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation the act of default of any third party supplier and/or our compliance with any applicable law or regulations.
6.11. This agreement and any dispute or claim arising in relation to the same shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
DisplayLiquid Retina Display
10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2360x1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
Wide colour display (P3)
True Tone display
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Fully laminated display
500 nits brightness
Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
The iPad Air display has rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the screen is 10.86 inches. Actual viewable area is less.
Size & WeightHeight: 9.74 inches (247.6 mm)
Width: 7.02 inches (178.5 mm)
Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
Weight: 1.02 pounds (461 grams)
Camera12MP Wide camera
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Panorama (up to 63MP)
Smart HDR 3
Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
Auto image stabilisation
Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Video formats captured: HEVC and H.264
FaceTime HD Camera12MP Ultra Wide front camera, 122° field of view
Smart HDR 3
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
Auto image stabilisation
Mobile and Wireless
802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMOBluetooth 5.0 technology
Wi‑Fi + Cellular models
5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)4
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Power and Battery8
All modelsBuilt‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video
Charging via power adapter or USB‑C to computer system
Wi‑Fi + Cellular modelsUp to 9 hours of surfing the web using a mobile data network
SIM CardNano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM6)
- Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 10GB to 13GB of space (including iPadOS and pre-installed apps) depending on the model and settings. Pre-installed apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them. Storage capacity subject to change based on software version and may vary by device.
- Size and weight vary by conﬁguration and manufacturing process.
- FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi‑Fi connection. Availability over a mobile network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
- Data plan required. Gigabit-class LTE, 4G LTE Advanced, 4G LTE, VoLTE and Wi‑Fi calling are available in selected markets and through selected carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/uk/ipad/LTE.
- Data plan sold separately. The model you purchase is conﬁgured to work with a particular mobile network technology. Check with your carrier for compatibility and data plan availability.
- Not all carriers support Apple SIM and eSIM. See your carrier for details. Not available in China mainland.
- Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Mobile data charges may apply.
- Testing conducted by Apple in February 2019 using pre-production iPad Air (3rd generation) units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback and Internet browsing using Wi‑Fi or a mobile data network. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute film purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store. Internet over Wi‑Fi and mobile data network tests were conducted using dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi‑Fi was associated with a network (except for Internet browsing over a mobile data network); the Wi‑Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; Brightness was set to 50%; and WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on device settings, usage and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.
- Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.