Literally days after iOS 15 was released, Apple has announced that version 15 of the iPadOS will be available on Wednesday, September 17th. Here's a look at everything you need to know about iPadOS 15.
iPadOS 15 Updates
With iPadOS 15, you can place widgets among your apps on the Home Screen and get to all of your apps right from the dock. Quick Note gives you a fast and easy way to take notes over any app or screen. You can also use new translation features and the Translate app for iPad to help better understand the world around you. FaceTime calls will sound and feel more natural with Audio and video enhancements like spatial audio and Portrait mode. Focus helps you reduce distractions by filtering out notifications based on what you are currently doing.
Apple Podcasts on iPadOS 15.5 has a new setting that lets you choose to automatically delete episodes of podcasts that are older than a specified number of days.
i PadOS 15.4.1 includes bug fixes and security updates for your iPad and is recommended for all users.
The new iPadOS 15.4 delivers new features and bug fixes to your iPad. Universal Control allows you to use a single mouse and keyboard across iPad and Mac, so you can type on either device and drag files between them. New emoji include faces, hand gestures, and household objects; the Handshake emoji allows you to choose separate skin tones for each hand. FaceTime users can initiate SharePlay sessions directly from supported apps; Siri can provide time and date information while offline on iPad Pro with A12Z Bionic processor.
The iPadOS 15.3.1 update for your iPad includes important security updates and fixes an issue that may cause Braille displays to stop responding.
The latest version of iPadOS, 15.3, includes bug fixes and security updates for your iPad and is recommended for all users.
Messages in iPadOS 15.2.1 now load photos sent using an iCloud Link, in addition to bug fixes for your iPad.
iPadOS 15.2 includes a new subscription tier for Apple Music that lets you access all songs, playlists, and stations using Siri. You can ask Siri to suggest music based on your listening history or likes/dislikes. The update also includes the App Privacy Report in Settings, which shows how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and other personal data during the last seven days.
iPadOS 15.1 adds a new feature called SharePlay that lets you have synchronized experiences with friends and family in FaceTime. With SharePlay, your Apple TV can be used to show the content of other apps like Apple Music, Fitness+, or other apps on your iPad's screen while you talk to each other on FaceTime. Shared controls allow everyone on a FaceTime call to play or pause the video, rewind or fast forward it, and lower the volume when someone else is talking. If you are watching a movie together with friends using SharePlay, Smart Volume automatically lowers the audio if someone starts talking so you can hear them better.
The iPadOS 15.0.2 update includes a bug fix for Photos saved to your library from Messages being deleted, as well as fixes for AirTag not appearing in the Find My Items tab and device restore or update failing when using Finder or iTunes on an iPad Mini (6th generation).
On your iPad, this update fixes a bug that could cause the Settings app to incorrectly display an alert that storage is full.
You can view multiple apps at once on iPad by dragging one app above another, creating a split-screen effect. The App Switcher can display Slide Over apps and has room for three Split View spaces by dragging one app above another. A new option lets you open a window centered on the screen without leaving your current view in Mail, Messages, Notes, Files and supported third-party apps. Keyboard shortcuts enable you to create a Split View or Slide Over using an external keyboard.