On the Day 1 of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021) event, Apple unveiled its iPadOS 15 operating system. Some of the key highlighting features of this new operating system includes multi-tasking, shared notes and much more. The tech giant confirmed that the new update will be made available to all the users later this year.
iPadOS 15: New Features
1. Redesigned Homescreen with Widgets:
This year, the latest update of iPadOS 15 brings much more customizable home screen for the iPad. The new update will allow flexible placements of the widgets. It means that users can now place their favorite widgets anywhere on the home screen. To recall, earlier, the widgets could only be placed on the Today View sidebar only.
2. App Library on iPadOS:
Apple brings its App Library from iOS to iPadOS with this latest update of iPadOS 15. With the help of App Library feature, users can now maintain a less-cluttered home screen. All the rarely used apps can be placed into the App Library. Keep in mind, this App Library is similar to Android App Drawer. In this new update, the App Library on iPadOS 15 will be located inside the dock.
The new update will also help in improving the multitasking feature. To improve the multitasking functionality, the update brings all new icons to go into the split-view mode. The update also adds a shelf feature. Additionally, this feature will make it much easier to multi task within the iPadOS.
The all new QuickNote feature on iPadOS will allow users to attach notes on the webpages and other important areas of the iPadOS. This feature will allow users to easily go back to the notes whenever they want.
The all new Translate app is also coming to the iOS 15. The app will allow users to translate any kind of text anywhere. This is a standalone app which will also bring in features like auto translate and live translation.
6. New Notification Controls:
Beside all these features, the iPadOS will also bring in the new notification control. It will provide users with the ability to customize the notification settings depending upon the current situation or activity like working, sleeping, driving etc.
Additionally, iPadOS 15 update brings few more features like privacy, SharePlay, FaceTime and many more. All these features have been announced with the iOS 15. Also Read: Apple iPad models to launch with OLED display in 2022
iPadOS 15 compatible devices:
The Cupertino tech giant has confirmed that the latest iPadOS 15 will be made available to all the iPad users. Here is the list of compatible devices that will receive the iPadOS 15 update. Additionally, the list includes various gen Pro Models including 5th Gen iPad Pro 12.9, the 4th Gen iPad Pro 11, iPad Pro 12.9. It also includes the 3rd Gen iPad Pro 12.9. The 2nd gen Pro models iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 11. The list also includes the 1st Gen iPad Pro 11 model and the iPad Pro 10.5 model.
Similarly, the standard variants of iPad will also receive the iPad OS 15 update. This device includes iPad (8th gen), iPad (7th gen), iPad (6th gen), iPad Mini (5th gen). The list also includes iPad Air models, iPad Air (4th gen), iPad Air (3rd gen).