A Look At New Features iPadOS Adds To Your iPad

iPadOS (AKA iOS 13) brings a ton of new features to your iPad and makes it behave more like a Mac. You can now switch between multiple slideover windows and have windows from the same app in a slideover. You can select, copy, paste and undo more easily when typing text. The Home screen can include both app icons and the Today widgets at the same time. You can swipe-type in a floating single-finger keyboard, add fonts, and use a column view and other new functions in the Files app.

Comments: 11 Responses to “A Look At New Features iPadOS Adds To Your iPad”

    Michael
    3 months ago

    Updated to Ipad pro version 13.1 and I am not able to make the setting you give in the video on setting Today view. My Ipad pro is 12.9 3rd generation. When sliding from the left side of the home screen what I get are a list of all the widgets that I have chosen. At the bottom of the list is the edit button but it will only add or remove widget. There is no choice listed today view as is shown in your video. Not sure what to do next. I wonder if this Ipad is compatible with the new setup.

    Michael
    3 months ago

    There is another setting that needs to be set in the Display & Brightness “Keep Today View on home screen must be turn on and the More choice selected, fixes the problem.

    OdatDon
    2 months ago

    Seems my Original IPAD Air has been phased out by ipadOS13. Does it need to be replaced?

    2 months ago

    OdatDon: That’s up to you. You can keep using it as long as it works. You just can’t get the latest version iOS on it.

    Nick
    2 months ago

    Gary when you were showing how to customize Control Center I think I saw the flashlight widget in yours. It doesn’t show up in mine, is it dependent on the iPad model?

    2 months ago

    Nick: Yes. Does you iPad model have a Flash with the camera?

    Nick
    2 months ago

    No it doesn’t it’s an Air2

    Gene
    2 months ago

    Gary, Great video. I am watching it with my iPad in hand. I tried to do the copy and paste with my finger swipe and a message appeared on my Mac that said a copy paste was coming from Gene’s iPad. Is there a setting mis configured.

    2 months ago

    Gene: iCloud does allow you to copy and paste across devices (since last year). But I’m not sure why you saw a message about it there.

    L'Huillier Paul
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary
    Currently, I have an iPad Air (2013) which cannot be upgraded to iPadOS. I am thinking of purchasing the new Gen 7 iPad. The Air has been backed up to the Mac often. The Air has a lot of Four Wheel Drive Topographical Maps on it. Question – If I restore from the back-up will everything that is on the Air be transferred to the new iPad incl all the Maps or will the maps have to be downloaded individually again from the supplier?

    Advice appreciated.
    Regards
    Paul L’Huillier
    Australia

    2 months ago

    Paul: Yes, it should be. Depends on how the app developer does it in their app. But in most cases, data like that should carry over through the backup.

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