iPadOS 17 is one of the operating systems that melts like foam, with a very strong first version and that has slowly entered the characteristic continuity of Apple’s operating systems in recent years. Fortunately, this operating system adopts steps from iOS and macOS, but does not replace either of them. Therefore, the arrival of any new feature from iOS or macOS improves its operating system beyond its own functions and this is what really happened with iPadOS 17.
Before going into the whole of this article, it is It is important to highlight which devices are compatible with iPadOS 17, the operating system that all iPads will carry and that, like the next generation, there are devices that can no longer update it because it is no longer supported by Apple. Remember, before installing this software version, make a backup copy and do not use your primary device as a beta test bed.
- iPad 9.7″ (2018)
iPad Pro 11″ (2018)
iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018)
iPad Air 3 (2019)
iPad mini 5 (2019)
iPad 10.2″ (2019)
iPad Pro 11″ (2020)
iPad Pro 12.9″ (2020)
iPad 10.2″ (2020)
iPad Air 4 (2020)
iPad Pro 11″ (2021)
iPad Pro 12.9″ (2021)
iPad 10.2″ (2021)
iPad mini 6 (2021)
iPad Air 5 (2022)
iPad 10.9″ (2022)
iPad Pro 11″ (2022)
iPad Pro 12.9″ (2022)
Very interesting updates to the Stage Manager
Apple introduced last year State Manager as a new way of running multitasking like iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura last year. Now, it seems that the real change of the State Manager did not happen in the last generation, but in this one and we have proof of it.
State Manager now offers us more freedom when it comes to organize change the size of the windows of said application. It’s true that you don’t have the same freedom that we have in macOS, but it greatly improves the initial version that we have in State Manager, where we have more flexibility and support for overlapping windows.
It also includes new features native to iPad, such as including the Shift key and clicking on the icons we have in the application that allows you to quickly add windows to your current workspace. However, we cannot say that it is new because it already works by default on iPad. However, this change is essential to making the State Manager experience more productive and efficient.
More Flexible Home Screen Widgets
Along with improvements to State Manager, iPadOS 17 also improves the home screen customization. Specifically, we are referring to Widgets, which were presented for the first time in iPadOS 15, but the big advantage of iPadOS 17 is that now widgets provide more. tools and flexibility thanks to the possibility that they are interactive, which allows you to play music, complete a task in your tasks app and many other uses without having to open the application.
Also with iPadOS 17, users will be able to place widgets anywhere on the home screen for greater customization and above all, being able to adapt the iPad to the way you work.
In conclusion, iPadOS is not yet as flexible as macOS nor does it allow the functions that have been developed in the Mac operating system for years. However, iPadOS is slowly gaining its own personality by adding features that make this OS more stable and powerful. Perhaps iPadOS 17 isn’t the update we’re all looking for, but it’s enough to gradually improve an operating system that, remember, has five years of life.