The iPadOS 13 is an operating system that was designed, developed especially for the iPad by Apple in 2019. The system has been released on September 19, 2019, and was preinstalled on the iPad 7th Generation, iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Generation. This software gets the last update (13.7) on September 1, 2020, and has been replaced by a newer version of iPadOS 14.
iPadOS 13 is the successor of iOS 12 on iPad. To emphasize the different feature sets available on the iPad, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 Apple announced that the variant of iOS that runs on iPad devices would be rebranded as “iPadOS“. It was released on September 24, 2019. Unlike previous versions of iOS, the icon grid displays up to five rows and six columns of apps, regardless of whether the device is in portrait or landscape orientation.
iPadOS features a multitasking system developed with more capabilities compared to iOS, with features like Slide Over and Split View that makes it possible to use multiple different applications simultaneously. The user can now have several instances of a single app open at once. A new Exposé mode has been added which allows the user to see all of the instances of an app.
iPadOS Safari now shows desktop versions of websites by default, includes a download manager and has 30 new keyboard shortcuts if an external keyboard is connected.
Sidecar allows for an iPad to function as a second monitor for macOS. When using Sidecar, the Apple Pencil can be used to emulate a graphics tablet for applications like Adobe Photoshop. iPadOS allows external storage, such as USB flash drives, portable hard drives, and solid-state drives to be connected to an iPad via the Files app.
The iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation connects over USB-C, but the Lightning camera connection kit also works to connect external drives with previous iPads. Mouse and trackpad support was added in version 13.4.
Today iPadOS 13 is 3 years old!
iPadOS 13 General Information
|Released||September 24, 2019|
|System Requirements||iPad 5th Generation|
iPad 6th Generation
iPad 7th Generation
iPad Air 2
iPad Air 3rd Generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd Generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Generation
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad Pro 11-inch
iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation
iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 5th Generation
|iPadOS 13.1||17A844||September 24, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.1.1||17A854||September 27, 2019|
|September 30, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.1.3||17A878||October 15, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.2||17B84||October 28, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.2.1||17B90||October 30, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.2.2||17B102||November 7, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.2.3||17B111||November 18, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.3||17C54||December 10, 2019|
|iPadOS 13.3.1||17D50||January 28, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.4||17E255||March 24, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.4.1||17E262||April 7, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.5||17F75||May 20, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.5.1||17F80||June 1, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.6||17G68||July 15, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.6.1||17G80||August 12, 2020|
|iPadOS 13.7||17H35||September 1, 2020|