The iPadOS 15 is an operating system that was designed, developed especially for iPad by Apple since 2021. The system has been released on September 20, 2021, and was preinstalled on the iPad 9th Generation and iPad mini 6th Generation. This software gets the latest update (15.2) on December 13, 2021.
The new iPadOS 15 adds a huge update to FaceTime. Has been added grid view to see all callers on the full screen at once. New Portrait Mode gives the possibility to blur the background. FaceTime is now supporting Spatial audio and adds vocal isolation to conversations.
From now FaceTime is more open for other platforms, with newly added links and calendar events, allowing Windows and Android users to join calls.
iPadOS 15 adds new functionality called Focus Mode, which has been designed to filter notifications and hold them for later while is enabled. Focus Mode can be enabled for various occasions, such as sleep, driving, or work. Users can select the apps and notifications that will be shown while Focus Mode is enabled and can be created an optional home screen dedicated to each of the Modes.
Focus Mode can also be enabled seamlessly with a user’s routine, such as at specific times of the day, or upon arriving at a location. When Focus Mode is enabled, it can also show widgets and apps relating to the activity the user is doing, such as work.
Another novelty is known from iOS 14 – App Library which allows to search Apps in a new way. Apps are categorized in folders such as Suggestions, Recently Added and others by default categories from the App Store. App Library is accessible from the dock or on the last page on the Home Screen.
Multitasking in iPadOS 15 is more powerful than ever. On the top of open apps appears a new icon. Tapping on it reveals the new multitasking menu and allows to for example split the view between two apps. In addition, has been introduced a new area called the Shelf. The Shelf gives easy access to all open windows of an app.
iPadOS 15 is adding SharePlay, a feature that allows users to listen to music, watch movies, screen share, and more with other users in a FaceTime call.
Redesigned iMessage now improves ways of sharing images, in stacks that are easily navigable. iPadOS 15 same as iOS 15 also introduces the new “Shared with you” feature, which stores content shared via messages in a dedicated section in their native apps for later viewing (for instance, a news article shared via messages is shown in the News app). The update also adds more ‘outfits’ for Memoji, Apple’s take on the emoji.
Safari was completely redesigned with tab groups, allowing users to organize tabs and share entire groups of tabs. Browser extensions are available for the first time on both iPhones and iPads.
It features a menu that reports data collecting from third-party applications. Siri now converts audio into words in the device itself using a neural engine; instead of sending it to the server which helps it to be faster and respond quicker.
Weather received an overhaul, with new animations and weather maps on full screen. Maps have a new icon and now allow users to view 3D models of landmarks and cities, and it uses augmented reality to help navigate using the camera. Wallet added support for state-issued ID in participating US states, home or apartment keys, hotel keys, and office keys.
Notification Center has been rethought, with notifications having a new user interface and larger icons. A notification summary is also available to simplify one’s routine. There is also a menu that reports data tracking from third-party applications.
Today iPadOS 15 is 4 months old!
iPadOS 15 – General information
|iPadOS 15.0||19A346||September 20, 2021|
|iPadOS 15.0.1||19A348||October 1, 2021|
|iPadOS 15.0.2||19A404||October 11, 2021|
|iPadOS 15.1||19B74||October 25, 2021|
|iPadOS 15.2||19C56||December 13, 2021|