iPadOS 16 is now available for download: all news

Apple has officially released iPadOS 16, the new iPad operating system is now available for download and comes with many new features.

by Ángel Roca on iPad

After more than a month of delay compared to iOS 16, Apple has officially released iPadOS 16. The new iPad operating system comes with many interesting new features, including the new Stage Manager multitasking feature, which reaches more iPad models than originally thought.

The new operating system is now available for download on all compatible iPads, all you have to do is Settings > General > Software Update and download the new system. Note that the download can take up a lot of space, so make sure you have enough storage.

The main innovations of iPadOS 16

iPadOS 16

iPadOS 16 is now officially available for download

iPadOS 16 puts a new universe of possibilities in your hands. Share what you want and stay in touch with your people. Take your productivity to the next level. And enjoy apps that are more intuitive, customizable and efficient than ever before.

New multitasking: Stage Manager or Visual Organizer

iPad a new way use apps through windows similar to what we can find in macOS, although it is adapted to the touchscreen of the iPad. One of the most significant changes we’ve seen in the iPadOS interface is a real revolution.

Stage Manager or Visual Organizer is compatible with all iPad Pro models from 2018 and allows us to use several apps on iPad at the same time. resize and overlap windows. Like on the computer.

stage manager on iPad

The new iPad Pro will arrive today, according to Mar Gurman

App Weather

Finally. this Weather app coming to iPad with iPadOS 16. It’s one of the apps we missed the most on the iPad since its inception, and with iPadOS 16 we’ll have a dedicated app very similar to the one on the iPhone. As Apple says, with such a large screen, “animated maps look great.”

weather app on iPad

New Weather app looks amazing on iPad


iPadOS 16 includes: new ways to collaborate in groups with your friends or colleagues. Ability to share content and work collaboratively in a much simpler way. All this is represented in the new Freeform app, which will be available later.

This productivity app makes it easy to exchange ideas and teamwork. It lets you draw and annotate, share files, and add links, documents, videos, and audio with Apple Pencil.

iPadOS 16 Freeform app

The Freeform app promises a lot and we can’t wait to try it

All news about iOS 16

In addition to all these new features, iPadOS 16 has many improvements that we saw in iOS 16, including all of them:

  • iCloud Shared Photo Library. Share photos and videos with up to five people so you can all collaborate on the family album.
  • Messages. It is now possible to edit the message you just sent or to unsend it directly.
  • Email. Retrieve the email you just sent, schedule a message to be sent whenever you want, or set a reminder and come back later.
  • Safari and access keys. Access keys are a new login method with end-to-end encryption that protects against phishing and data leaks.
  • Separate the subject from the background. Separating the subject from an image or isolating it by removing the background is really easy in iPadOS 16.
  • Live Text for Videos. Pause the video at any frame with text to copy, translate, search, share and more.
  • New Home app. The Home app has been completely redesigned and is now more efficient and reliable than ever before.
  • Games. With Metal 3, the game will get better in iPadOS 16. Even Game Center has come to life to better share our games with our friends.

iPad models supported by iPadOS 16

This year some iPad models left out iPadOS 16 update. Devices such as the iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2 will not be able to update to the new operating system. This is the list of iPads compatible with iPadOS 16:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11 inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • 10.5 inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch
  • iPad 2021 (9th generation)
  • iPad 2020 (8th generation)
  • iPad 2019 (7th generation)
  • iPad 2018 (6th generation)
  • iPad 2017 (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)

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Source: i Padizate

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