iPad basics

Edit your profile and profile picture
Edit your settings
Create a board or secret board 
Invite people to a board
Accept or ignore a group board invitation
Leave or remove Pinners from a group board
Notifications
Mention friends
Send Pins to friends
Edit a Pin
Delete a comment
Follow/unfollow people or boards  
Find and invite friends
Block or report a user
Report a Pin

Note:  Many features are only available in recent versions of the app. If you’re not seeing certain features, go to the App Store and check for an update.

Right now, you can’t change your email notification settings  or rearrange boards in the iPad app. To access these settings, log into your account on the web.

 


Edit your profile and profile picture

  1. Tap the profile icon from the menu at the bottom
  2. Once on your profile, tap Edit Profile 
  3. A side menu will appear and then you can change your profile picture, name, username, description, website and location
  4. Tap Save when you're finished

 


Edit your settings

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon in the top-right corner
  3. Tap Account Settings
  4. From here, you can change your password, email address, country, link/unlink to Facebook or Twitter, publish activity to Facebook Timeline, edit your push notification preferences, clear browser data, and deactivate your account

Right now, there's no way to change your email notifications in the app. You can still edit your settings by logging into pinterest.com on the web.

Note: Tapping Clear Browsing History or Clear Image Cache will clear cookies from websites you visited in the app, locally cached images and other locally cached data.

 


Create a board or secret board

  1. Go to your profile to view your boards
  2. Tap Create a Board at the top of the page or Create a Secret Board at the bottom of your profile  
  3. A side menu will appear, then you can type in the basics of your board, including the board title, description and category
  4. Switch the secret setting to ON to create a secret board 
  5. Tap Create

To create a new board when you’re adding a Pin, open the boardpicker, enter a board name and tap Create.

 


Invite other Pinners to a board

  1. Tap Edit underneath the board and the side menu will appear
  2. Tap Who can Pin?
  3. Type a name to search for someone you'd like to invite
  4. Tap Invite next to their name

 Make sure you're following the person and they're following you so you can invite them to your board!

 


Accept or ignore a group board invitation

  1. Go to the group board you were invited you to 
  2. Take a look to see the kinds of Pins other Pinners are adding to this board and decide if you’d like to accept or ignore the invitation
  3. Tap Accept to add the board to your profile and begin adding Pins to this board
  4. Or, tap Ignore to delete the invitation

 


Leave or remove Pinners from a group board

  1. Tap Edit underneath the board
  2. Tap Leave Board to remove the board from your profile
  3. Or, if you’re the board creator, tap Who can Pin? and then tap Remove to remove a Pinner from the board
  4. Then you can choose to Remove or Block the Pinner

Edit a board 

  1. Go to your profile to view your boards
  2. Tap Edit underneath the board you'd like to edit or long press it and select the Edit icon
  3. From here, you can edit the board name, description, category, delete the board, make a secret board visible and invite Pinners to the board
  4. To make a secret board visible, tap This board is secret and then tap Make Board Visible (Making a secret board visible will make it visible forever)
  5. Tap Save when you’re finished

 


Notifications

Notifications tell you when someone Pins, likes or comments on your Pins, follows you or one of your boards or mentions you in a comment. Tap the Notifications icon on the menu at the bottom to see them!

You'll also receive push notifications about this activity.  We limit the amount of push notifications we send, so you might not receive notifications about everything.  To disable push notifications, go to your iPad's Settings Notifications > Pinterest and set your preference to what you'd like. If you don't want to receive alerts, select None.

To change the types of push notifications you'd like to receive:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon in the top-right corner
  3. Tap Account Settings
  4. From here, you can toggle different types of notifications ON or OFF

 


Mention friends

You can mention a friend in a Pin's comment. Just enter @ and start typing in the name of the person you want to mention. Tap their name from the list of Pinners we suggest and your friend will get a notification that you mentioned them.  

 


Send Pins and board to friends

  1. When you're viewing Pins in a feed, press and hold down on the Pin until the menu fans out. From here, you can tap the send a Pin icon
  2. Or tap the Pin to see it close up and then tap send.png
  3. You can add a message in the description box
  4. Type a name to search for someone you'd like to send your Pin to
  5. Tap their profile picture or enter a new email address to send the Pin
  6. You can also send a board if you press and hold down on the board until the menu fans out or choose the Related icon to see related boards
  7. Having second thoughts? Tap Undo 

 


Edit a Pin

  1. Tap the Pin to see it close up or you can press and hold until the menu fans out, and choose the Edit icon
  2. Tap Edit
  3. From here, you can edit the Pin description, change the Pin's board, or delete the Pin
  4. Tap Save when you’re finished

Delete a comment

  1. Tap the Pin you commented on to bring it into close up view
  2. Press the x button next to the comment that you want to delete
  3. Confirm that you really want to delete this comment

Follow/unfollow a board or Pinner

To view your followers and who you’re following, go to your profile. Tap Followers underneath your display name to see a list of people who are currently following at least one of your boards. Tap Following to see a list of people who you’re currently following on Pinterest.

You can unfollow someone in two ways

  1. Go to the person's profile, and then tap Following underneath boards to unfollow an individual board or Unfollow All to unfollow all of their boards
  2. Go to your profile, tap Following underneath your display name, and tap Following next to the Pinner who you'd like to unfollow (This will unfollow all of their boards)

To follow someone

  1. Go to the person's profile 
  2. Tap Follow All to follow all of their boards
  3. Or, tap Follow underneath a board to follow boards individually

 


Find friends

  1. Go to your profile and tap the gear icon
  2. Tap Find Friends
  3. Either tap Find Friends on Facebook or Invite Friends

Block or report a user

  1. Go to their profile
  2. Tap the flag icon underneath the Following icon
  3. Select either Block or Report
  4. If you choose block, tap Block to confirm that you really want to block this person
  5. If you choose report, tell us why you’re reporting this user and tap Report

To unblock someone that you feel comfortable interacting with again:

  1. Go to their profile
  2. Click Unblock next to their profile information

 


Report a Pin
  1. Tap the Pin to see it close up
  2. Tap the ... icon underneath the Pin image
  3. Tap Report Pin
  4. From here, select why you are reporting this Pin and tap Report

Related Topics:

How do I deactivate my account?
How to enable access to your iPad or iPhone photos
Installing and troubleshooting the iPhone or iPad app

 

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