For nine years, Apple iPad has been running on ios, but this year, the device won’t be sharing the new operating system IOS 13 with iPhone devices, instead, it will be getting its own operating system called the Apple iPadOS. The reason behind this development is so the iPad can function as a Laptop rather than just a phone with a large screen.
The iPadOS is said to roll out towards the end of the year, and will be available on the iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, the 5th-generation iPad and the iPad mini 4 and later models. Also, the iPadOS will most definitely come with lots of features and updates that will bring about major improvements to the iPad devices.
On the features of the ipadOS is a much better home screen that allows you to fit more apps than usual and pin widgets to the screen, improved multitasking abilities with a bunch of gestures that lets you control the split screen mode and launch it from within a single app. There’s now a download manager and support for flash USB drives and SD cards. There’s also a new Files app, which is now similar to that found on macOS. There’s support for folder sharing, column view, metadata, server access and external storage devices including thumb drives, which means you’ll be able to import photos directly into a specific photo editing app.
That’s not all, iPadOS has most of iOS 13’s new features, too, including various performance updates, a system-wide Dark Mode, refreshed Photos and Maps apps, a new Find My app, Sign-in with Apple functionality. Other features that you’ll also be seeing on the iPadOS are; QuickPath Typing, Text-editing gestures, Keyboard shortcuts and much more.