As promised earlier, Apple has started rolling out iPadOS to all compatible iPad models along with iOS 13.1 and tvOS 13. The rollout comes just days after the Cupertino company released iOS 13 and watchOS 6 to iPhones and Apple Watches.
The new iPadOS comes with exclusive features for iPads in addition to all features from iOS. It comes with a dark mode, new Photos app, Messages app and Reminders app. The software is available for the iPad 5th generation, iPad 6th generation, iPad 7th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5th generation, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch.
iPadOS comes with a new Home Screen with a denser arrangement with side widgets and a 6 x 5 grid of apps. The new side widgets can let users see their appointments, calendar, reminders and the weather right on the home screen. The system comes with new multitasking capabilities like Slide Over, multiple windows of the same app and split-screen for two apps.
The new iPad interface also offers Apple Arcade games and lets users connect Xbox and PlayStation controllers to iPads. iPadOS also supports accessories through the USB port including hard drives, pen drives and dongles. There’s a new Files app which offers MacBook-like layout in fullscreen mode and the same goes to Safari web browser.
iPadOS 13.1 can be installed on your iPad by heading over to Settings > General and tapping on Software Update.
After launching iOS 13 last week, Apple has started rolling out iOS 13.1 to all iPhones starting from iPhone 6s and later. iOS 13.1 brings new features that were dropped during the testing of iOS 13. One of these includes new AirDrop features including a point-and-drop feature which lets users share files to another iPhone by pointing the iPhone to the other iPhone.
iOS 13.1 also brings ETA sharing on Apple Maps, an Automations tab in Shortcuts, updated Fonts settings page, an orange indicator for beta apps and a Personal Hotspot page.
Apple is rolling out tvOS 13 to the Apple TV 4K or and Apple TV HD (4th-gen). The update brings a new home screen with full-screen previews, multi-user support, personalised playlists on Apple Music, Apple Arcade and support for Xbox and PlayStation controllers. There’s also a set of underwater screen savers for Apple TVs.