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Studying on the Quizlet iOS app

The Quizlet app has five study modes: Flashcards, Learn, Match, Write and Test. You can select a study mode from the top of the set page by tapping on the icon of the mode you want to use.

Screenshot of iOS set page


Flashcards mode enables you to study Quizlet sets as digital flashcards. To begin, tap Flashcards on the set page.

If we provide audio in the language(s) used in this set, it will be off by default. To turn audio on, tap the Options menu and toggle the audio switch on.

To flip the first card and see the term, tap any white space on the card. If you have audio on, you can replay it by tapping the speaker icon in the top right corner of the card. Tap the star icon to mark that particular card so you can focus on learning it later.

To move on to the next card, swipe up. If you'd like to have your cards progress automatically, tap the play icon in the top right corner of the screen. Once you tap play, the icon will change to a pause icon which you can tap anytime to stop playback. The crossed arrow icon will shuffle the order of your cards.

Tap the options menu to view additional settings.
Screenshot of Flashcard with options menu highlighted

Use the toggles to select which side of your card you would like to see first. If you would like to see either your terms or your definitions on the front of the card, toggle the term or definition switch. Restart Flashcards will start your flashcards at the beginning of the set. Tap Done to save your preferences.

To return to the set page from Flashcards mode, tap the X in the top left corner of the screen. We'll save your progress so that you can pick up where you left off when you go back to Flashcards to continue studying.  


Learn mode tests your knowledge of a subject, keeps track of what you know, and retests you on your mistakes. To begin, tap Learn on the set page. 

It will automatically display a random definition, but will not play audio by default. Type or select the answer, then tap Done on your keyboard to submit the answer. If you don't know the answer, tap Don't know and then retype the answer to proceed. 

If you accidentally mistype the answer and it's marked wrong, tap I mistyped! to proceed. 

For additional settings, tap the options menu.

Screenshot of Learn mode with options menu highlighted
As with Cards, you can toggle audio on or off and switch to see terms first. From the options menu you can also select which types of questions you would like Learn to ask. You can also tap Restart Learn to clear your progress and start over. 

Quizlet tracks what you get right and wrong as you progress through a set. At the end of each round, you can view how many terms are Familiar, and Mastered and how many terms you haven't seen yet. Tap Keep studying to review your set again and work toward mastery!

To return to the set page from Learn, tap the x. 


Quizlet keeps learning lively with Match! Race against the clock to match terms and definitions and try to beat your top score. First, tap Match on the set page. On the next screen, tap Start game to begin. If you've marked terms with a star, you can choose to study only those terms by tapping Start with (#) starred.

Match all of the terms with their definitions. If you pick the wrong match, extra time will be added to your total (we'll show that to you when you finish). Tap Play again or Play with (#)  to try again.

To return to the set page from Match, tap the x


Write measures how well you know your terms and definitions, and keeps track of the questions you miss so you can focus on them later in your study session.

Write prompts you with either a term or a definition. To move forward, type the matching term or definition and tap Done to see if you were right or wrong.

Made a small mistake or spelling error? Tap I mistyped! and Quizlet will mark your answer as correct so you can continue.

Not sure of an answer? Tap Don’t know and Quizlet will show you the right answer to enter. If you get an answer wrong, you’ll need to re-type it correctly in order to progress.

After you finish each round, Quizlet will show you a breakdown of the questions you got right and wrong.

Tap the Options menu to customize your Write session.

You can toggle switches to enable audio, choose to see terms or definitions first, and restart Write if you want to begin a new session.



Test mode gives users a chance to see how they might perform on an in-class test. To begin, tap Test on the set page. Your test will automatically have written, multiple choice, and true/false questions, you can toggle these on/off. You can also change the number of questions by tapping Question count.

Tap Answer with to choose if you want to answer with either the term or the definition. Enabling Instant Feedback provides real-time feedback on right/wrong answers as you answer questions so you don't have to wait for a final score after completing your practice test.

If you would like to be able to answer with more than one term/definition or want to receive credit for getting part of the answer correct, go to options and select grading options.

To start your practice test, tap Start Test

After you finish answering all of the questions, you will see your test score and how many questions you missed. Scroll down and then swipe left to review your answer to each question. Tap Retake to start a new test.

To return to the set page from Test, tap the x.