iPadOS 16
A version of the iPadOS operating system
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Logo of iPadOS 16
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iPadOS 16 home screen
DeveloperApple Inc.
Written inC, C++, Objective-C, Swift, assembly language
OS familyUnix-like, based on Darwin (BSD), iOS
Source modelClosed with open-source components
Latest preview16.0 beta 4[1] (20A5328h)[2] (July 27, 2022; 8 days ago (2022-07-27)) [±]
Marketing targetTablet Computers
Available in40 languages[3][4][5][6]
Update methodOTA, Software Update through iTunes or Finder.
Package managerApp Store
Platforms
Kernel typeHybrid (XNU)
Default
user interface
Cocoa Touch (multi-touch, GUI)
LicenseProprietary software with open-source components
Preceded byiPadOS 15
Official websitewww.apple.com/ipados/ipados-16-preview/
Support status
Presupported (beta)
Articles in the series
iOS 16 (derived from)

iPadOS 16 is the fourth and upcoming major release of the iPadOS operating system developed by Apple for its iPad line of tablet computers. The successor to iPadOS 15, it was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6, 2022, along with iOS 16, macOS Ventura, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.[7][8] It received numerous new features, improving multitasking and many other aspects of the operating system.

The public version of iPadOS 16 is expected to be released in late 2022, while the public beta was released on July 11th.

History

Further information: iOS version history § iOS 16 / iPadOS 16

Updates

The first developer beta of iPadOS 16 was released on June 6, 2022.

Version Build Release date Notes
16.0 beta 4 20A5328h July 27, 2022 iOS & iPadOS 16 Beta 4 Release Notes

Legend:   Past   Current   Beta

Features

See also: iOS 16 § Features

Weather

A version of the Weather app was added.

Lock screen

The Lock Screen has a new font and displays the date above the time to match iOS 16, but lacks the new customization features.

Stage Manager

On iPads with an M1 chip, Stage Manager allows up to 4 apps to be displayed in adjustable windows, and allows the user to switch between different stages with different sets of apps.

External displays

iPads with an M1 chip now have full external display support using Stage Manager, instead of screen mirroring.

Display Zoom

iPads with M1 now have the ability to change text size to fit more on screen.

Supported devices

iPadOS 16 is supported on iPads with A9 or A9X chips or newer, dropping support for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4, both with A8 or A8X chips. This also marks the second time Apple has dropped support for older 64-bit iPads. The list includes:

See also

References

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  2. ^ "iPadOS 16 beta 4 (20A5328h) - Releases - Apple Developer". Apple Developer. Apple Inc. July 27, 2022. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
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  4. ^ "Apple – iPad mini 4 – Specs". Apple Inc. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Apple – iPad Air 2 – Technical Specifications". Apple Inc. Archived from the original on October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Apple – iPhone XS – Technical Specifications". Apple Inc. Archived from the original on January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Burns, Matt (June 7, 2021). "iPadOS 15 announced at WWDC, features improved multitasking and surprising Swift Playgrounds features". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  8. ^ Cipriani, Jason (June 7, 2021). "iOS 15 and iPadOS 15: How to download and install Apple's latest software". CNET. Archived from the original on June 7, 2021. Retrieved June 7, 2021.