Apple iPad - Pro, Air, Mini Retina, or iPad 4

What it's for

You need an iPad to connect to the camera and control the scanning process (use the Capture app).

Generally we recommend you use the best iPad you have available (most powerful and most free space).


Supported iPad Models
  • iPad Pro series
  • iPad Air 1 or iPad Air 2
  • NOT the original iPad Mini
  • iPad 4
  • Matterport recommends the iPad Air 2 or newer
Unsupported iPad Models
  • iPad mini 1
  • iPad 3 or earlier models
  • Using an unsupported iPad can cause the Capture app to crash.
Identify your iPad model based on the model number on the back of the device. Learn more.

Storage Space

Purchase an iPad with the most amount of storage space that you can afford.

Matterport recommends at least 128 GB total storage space.

This is so you can capture lots of models and save them all. Then if there are future problems, you can come back and make edits very easily.

Keep at least 8 GB free space at all times.

This is to scan several places and keep a generous margin on your iPad. Learn how to find out how much free space is available.

iOS Version

Always update your iPad to the latest version of iOS. Learn more. Beta or old versions (older than one major revision) of iOS are not supported.

Mobile Data

Mobile data (4G/LTE or cellular connection just for the iPad) is not required to upload models. You can use WiFi from your home or office instead.

Uploading models to Matterport Cloud uses a lot of bandwidth. if you do use mobile data, keep in mind that your mobile data charges can be very large.