iPadOS and iOS 13.1 now available for download

Apple is today releasing iPadOS to all compatible iPads. After moving the release date from September 30, iPadOS brings a number of highly anticipated functions to the Apple tablet line. The most obvious is to add widgets to the home screen. These can be displayed alongside the regular app icons and it offers a little more customization on what was previously a very static iPad home screen.

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This is the first iteration of iPadOS and naturally includes many of the iOS 13 features that you would expect, such as the dark mode, updates for Apple Maps, Photos & Reminders, and even things like support for Xbox and PS4 controller for iPads. Apple also adds what he describes as "desktop-class" browsing to Safari, and adjusts its multitasking functions. An updated Files app should also make it easier to manage files and photos on an iPad.

iPadOS is now available on an iPad Air 2 or higher, an iPad Pro, a fifth generation or higher iPad or iPad mini 4 or higher. In addition to iPadOS, Apple is also releasing iOS 13.1 on compatible iPhone devices today, with a number of much-needed bug fixes, automated Siri Shortcut promotions, an ETA feature for sharing in Apple Maps, and data separation for corporate devices. You can get iOS 13.1 or iPadOS through settings> general> software update.

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