iPadOS 15: Top new features explained
The new iPadOS 15 brings some essential homescreen and multitasking updates, however, it may not be the kind of radical shift that many were hoping for after Apple introduced the 2021 iPad Pro lineup with the computer-grade M1 chip.
The homescreen now is more customisable that’s to a more flexible placement of widgets, much like on Android and iOS, you can now place them anywhere on the homescreen. Previously, you could only place widgets on the ‘Today View’ sidebar on your iPad.
App Library is also standard on the new iPadOS 15, and just like iPhones, now iPads will have automatically organised folders, which, conveniently, will be located in the dock.
Multitasking now gets more refined with a better split screen interface and a new “shelf” feature that aims to make switching between tasks easier.
Apple has also introduced QuickNote, a new feature that will allow users to attach notes to either web pages or to other parts of the interface.
With the new macOS Monterey, users can now share keyboard and mouse between a Mac and iPad, which includes seamlessly moving the cursor between the two devices.
As always, many major features of the iOS 15 will also make their way onto the new iPadOS 15 since both operating systems are essentially the same. You can read about iOS 15 here.