iPadOS 13

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 This software gets the last update (13.7) on September 1, 2020, and has been replaced by a newer version of iPadOS 14.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 4 years old!

iPadOS 13
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iPadOS 13 General Information

ReleasedSeptember 24, 2019
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPad 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


VersionsBuildRelease Date
iPadOS 13.117A844September 24, 2019
iPadOS 13.1.117A854September 27, 2019
iPadOS 13.1.217A860
September 30, 2019
iPadOS 13.1.317A878October 15, 2019
iPadOS 13.217B84October 28, 2019
iPadOS 13.2.117B90October 30, 2019
iPadOS 13.2.217B102November 7, 2019
iPadOS 13.2.317B111November 18, 2019
iPadOS 13.317C54December 10, 2019
iPadOS 13.3.117D50January 28, 2020
iPadOS 13.417E255March 24, 2020
iPadOS 13.4.117E262April 7, 2020
iPadOS 13.517F75May 20, 2020
iPadOS 13.5.117F80June 1, 2020
iPadOS 13.617G68July 15, 2020
iPadOS 13.6.117G80August 12, 2020
iPadOS 13.717H35September 1, 2020

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