iPadOS 16 is available: the 5 new features that will change your iPad
iPadOS 16 is finally available! After long weeks of waiting, your iPad will be able to change skin. Here are the 5 new features that will change your daily experience.
- Stage Manager, THE great novelty
- Collaboration mode (by the end of the year)
- Finally a weather app!
- Better File Management
- Facetime: From iPhone to iPad in One click
Stage Manager, THE great novelty
This is undoubtedly the major novelty of iPadOS 16. Stage Manager was the subject of a demonstration in due form during the WWDC 2022. Behind this name hides a new way of managing multitasking on an iPad.
According to Apple, this new feature would improve productivity. Very visual, Stage Manager is inspired by the macOS interface with a carousel of windows that can be resized and arranged as desired. On the left of the screen, smaller windows provide access to other applications.
Stage Manager also allows you to group applications into a single “stage”. »(“internship” in English). For example, you can configure a “ scene for productivity apps, another with apps for entertainment, games, etc.
If the promise is good, Stage Manager is proving to be unstable for the moment, including in the final version. Apple therefore has every interest in quickly correcting the few bugs, since Stage Manager is THE biggest new feature of iPadOS 16.
Collaboration mode (by the end of the year)
Over time the iPad has managed to establish itself as a real work machine capable of replacing a computer for many users. However, it lacked some collaboration functions in order to work better as a team.
Good news, iPadOS 16 has a new collaboration mode which will arrive by the end of the year. From now on, your colleagues equipped with Apple devices will be able to intervene on documents that you share with them, documents coming of course from Apple applications (Numbers, Pages, Keynote).
This collaborative mode will also work with Freeform, a new collaborative work application. Your iPad turns into a kind of whiteboard on which collaborators can share their ideas.
Finally a Weather app!
We didn't believe it anymore. It took years for Apple to decide to integrate its Weather application into the iPad. After more than ten years of existence, the iPad finally inherits this application.
During all these years, tablet users had to buy from the App Store. Despite their dismay and their pleas, Apple had never decided to integrate its weather application. Why? The mystery remains.
From now on, your iPad will therefore host the Apple Weather application with an interface that you know well if you have an iPhone. Since the iPad's screen is larger, there is more weather data. From air quality to local forecasts to hourly forecasts, you won't risk getting confused. surprise in bad weather.
Better file management
If there's one feature of the iPad that hasn't yet made it as intuitive as a Mac, it's the file manager. Even though the previous version of iPadOS improved things, it still lacked some tweaks to achieve the usability of the macOS Finder.
With iPadOS 16, file management is greatly improved.< /strong>You can now organize the files in lists with a classification by date, name etc. in a very simple way. As you are told, the iPad experience is getting closer and closer to that of the Mac.
Facetime: from iPhone to iPad in one click
The development of telework has been accompanied by a transformation of communication methods . Apart from messaging applications, video apps have become widely democratized.
At Apple, Facetime is obviously highlighted since it is its in-house app. If you have several Apple devices, you have undoubtedly been confronted with the symphony of ringtones as soon as you are contacted by Facetime.
In the cacophony and the rush, people sometimes answer on the first device that comes to us when we would have preferred to take the call on another device. If you wanted to answer on your iPad but you picked up on the iPhone, you had to hang up and then call back with the iPad.
With iPadOS 16, this manipulation is no longer necessary. When a Facetime call is initiated, you can now switch to another device with a single click. This feature may seem trivial, but when your job involves several calls a day, this new feature is a blessing.
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Here are the main new features of iPadOS 16. Of course, these are only the essential, this update bringing more than a hundred new features. If you want a complete listing, we invite you to consult the very complete article of our colleagues from iPhon.fr.