iPadOS 15 is the major iPad update that will be released in the fall of 2021. On this page, we’ll discuss all the new features, release, support and more.
iPadOS 15 Release
Now that Apple has officially unveiled iPadOS 15, we know all about the innovations and release of iPadOS 15. The update was announced along with iOS 15 and macOS Monterey and will be available to iPad users later this year. The update will be tested with various beta versions in the coming months.
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A public test version of iPadOS 15 will be released in July so that normal users can already try the new functions. Please note that this is a test version, which still contains bugs and other errors. If you don’t want a less stable operating system, it’s better to wait for the final release.
iPadOS 15 Support
As mentioned, Apple has announced the final list of iPads that support iPadOS15. We have good news, because the update runs on all recent iPads and even if you’re still using an old iPad Air 2, you’ll be able to update soon.
iPadOS 15 Features and Innovations
With WWDC 2021 in sight, remarkably little has been leaked about iPadOS 15. In the overview below we list the most important rumors and our expectations for you.
Much Better Widgets
The biggest improvement in iPadOS 15 is that you can now place widgets anywhere on the iPad home screen. In the previous version, the expanded versions of apps still had a fixed place and were therefore not very flexible.
Furthermore, Apple uses the iPadOS 15 updates to introduce new widgets. For example, you can get started with a special Game Mode widget and a new Photos widget.
It is also nice that the App Library is coming to the iPad. This function, which we know from the iPhone, collects similar apps and places them in handy folders. For example, sports apps are put together, but also social media apps and games. This way you can find them more easily and start-up quickly.
Multitasking and Translate App
In addition, iPadOS 15 ensures that you multitask more easily and more pleasantly on your iPad. This way you can use new shortcuts and it becomes easier to open multiple apps and hide them (temporarily) again when you no longer need them.
Furthermore, the Translate app is coming to the iPad. Handy, because this allows you to easily convert texts from an unknown language into English. It is a pity that the app cannot handle the Dutch language, but perhaps this will change in the future.
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FaceTime and Safari
Furthermore, with the iPadOS 15, Apple is making a lot of improvements for apps that you use a lot. For example, FaceTime is undergoing a major overhaul with the addition of SharePlay. Safari is getting an update that allows you to see more of your tabs while also working better with tabs.
For example, it is possible to group frequently used tabs or to bundle web pages. For example, if you are going on a trip and want to save a number of useful websites.
iPadOS 15 adds another new feature: Quick Note. Swiping from the bottom right of the screen will bring up a memo sheet on your screen. Then you can make a quick note.
Finally, Apple comes with handy Focus options, which ensure that you work more productively on your iPad. For example, you can set that you do not receive notifications from certain apps – such as Netflix – during your work that disturb you. The intention is that you only receive notifications from relevant apps and iPadOS 15 uses artificial intelligence for this.
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iPadOS 15 FAQ
iPadOS 15 was officially announced at WWDC 2021, an event where Apple unveils all its software plans for the coming year. iPadOS 15 will be released later this year.
When will iPadOS 15 be unveiled?
Apple presented the update at WWDC 2021 on June 7.
When can I download iPadOS 15?
The final version of the update will be released in the fall of 2021.
Will there be a beta of iPadOS 15?
Yes. First for developers in June, a month later for everyone.
Which iPads support iPadOS 15?
All iPads now running on iPadOS 14 will receive an update. So if you have an iPad Air 2, you’re in the right place.