iPadOS 16

The iPadOS 16 is an operating system that was designed and developed especially for the iPad by Apple in 2022. The system has been released on October 24, 2022, and was preinstalled on the iPad 10th Generation, iPad Pro 11-inch 4th Generation, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th Generation. This software gets the latest update (16.3) on January 23, 2023.

iPadOS 16 features an all-new powerful multitasking experience called Center Stage. Center Stage is a feature that automatically organizes apps and windows on the iPad screen and quickly allows users to switch between apps. Center Stage in iPad models with Apple Silicon (M1 and M2 chip) will support later this year an external display with a resolution of up to 6K.

The messages app gets a big update in this iPadOS release. From now users can edit or unsend a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it. From now it’s possible to mark the message as unread to make it easy to come back to a conversation later.

The Mail app same as Messages features the Unsend option which allows canceling delivery of an email within 10 seconds of hitting send. Now possible is to schedule and for sending an email on a specific day and time. 

The collaboration feature allows across the system to collaborate with others in native apps. For instance in Safari, users can share the Tab Groups and work on them together using SharePlay or iMessage.

Passkeys are another novelty in iPadOS 16. Passkeys offer support for an easier and safer sign-in method to replace passwords.

Live Text from now support video. From now users can interact with text in a paused video frame by copying, translating, lookup, sharing, and more. In Photos app has been built-in Visual Look Up feature which lifts the subject from the background and isolates the subject of an image. That allows you to copy and paste it into apps like Mail or Messages.

The maps app now supports multi-stop routing, transit fares, and transit cards. Wallet app together with Apple Pay allows keeping all the information about your order in one place such as receipt or order tracking information.

iPadOS 16 features as well as a Weather app, Desktop-class apps, redesigned Home app, an all-new Freeform app, new accessibility tools, improvements in the Notes app, Siri, and Game Center.

Today iPadOS 16 is 18 months old!

iPadOS 16
Source: apple.com – iPadOS 16

iPadOS 16 – General information

IntroducedJune 6, 2022
ReleasedOctober 24, 2022
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPad 5th Generation
iPad 6th Generation
iPad 7th Generation
iPad 8th Generation
iPad 9th Generation
iPad 10th Generation
iPad Air 3rd Generation
iPad Air 4th Generation
iPad Air 5th 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 12.9-inch 5th Generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th Generation
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad Pro 11-inch
iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation
iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd Generation
iPad Pro 11-inch 4th Generation
iPad mini 5th Generation
iPad mini 6th Generation


VersionsBuildRelease Date
iPadOS 16.120B82October 24, 2022
iPadOS 16.1.120B101November 9, 2022
iPadOS 16.220C65December 13, 2022
iPadOS 16.320D47January 23, 2023

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