Apple’s iPadOS15 software update released on September 20 stands as a significant upgrade over iPadOS 14. What exactly is iPadOS15 bringing to your iPad? Here’s our full iPadOS 15 review.
Apple’s newest update to the Apple iPadOS is their latest attempt at luring people away from some of its fierce competitors. The new update brings with it a lot of hot new features but also carries some significant shortcomings. We’ll go over everything you need to know about iPadOS 15, including its benefits and drawbacks, so you can decide for yourself if this is the right move for your Apple device. Here’s a iPadOS 15 review roundup taking a look at what works and doesn’t work!
iPadOS 15 Review
Apple released the iPadOS 15, and it is a huge improvement on Apple’s tablet. The tech giant has done an excellent job of incorporating many features initially only available to iPhone users into the iPadOS 15, including multitasking improvements, Enhanced Notifications, FaceTime, SharePlay, and more. Additionally, there’ve been significant improvements in the security department. However, there are some shortcomings in this update as well. Technowize will explain all the features of the upgrade. Stick around!
iPadOS 15 Compatible devices
Straight away, we start with the list of compatible devices (confirmed by Apple) that supports the latest iPadOS 15 software. They include:
- iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch)
- iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch)
- The iPad Air 2020 (4th generation), 3rd gen., and 2nd gen.
- iPad mini (4th and 5th generation)
- The regular iPad, from the 2017 5th Gen model to the 10.2-inch iPad 2020
The new iPad operating system 15 has a slew of multitasking enhancements. For example, you can now easily switch between Split View, Slide Over, full-screen mode, and center window mode.
You can count on a new multiwindow shelf that allows you to access all of the open windows for an application quickly. When you launch an app, the shelf appears and disappears as soon as you interact with it. Users may select a window from the shelf by tapping it or flicking it away.
The Multitasking button, a three-dot symbol in the top right corner of every application window, is where you start. Tapping that button brings up three options for how you could view the app currently open: full-screen, Split View, and Slide Over. You previously had to figure out these strategies for shrinking and moving app windows by dragging and dropping the black bar at the top of windows, hoping it would work.
Widgets on the home screen
Here is a feature that was absent in the iPadOS 14; you finally have the chance to enjoy it in the latest iPadOS 15. This sleek addition allows you to all the apps you need in your dock, while the Clock, Flighty, Apple News, Spotify, Apple Music, Todoist, Fantastical, and Photos widgets turn the home screen into a one-stop for all you need all day. You can also add and remove a widget or app to your home screen with ease.
LiveText is a new addition that leverages on-device intelligence to identify text in photographs that allows you to search for, highlight, and copy. In addition, because all text is considered a rich result, it can recognize phone numbers, email addresses, and other text, allowing users to carry out quick actions such as making calls or sending messages just by tapping the text.
iPadOS 15 brings about an even better typing experience to iPad enthusiasts. Now users have an updated keyboard shortcuts menus and added several new shortcuts added to the mix. So you can get to have an experience similar to that of macOS. You can see these by holding down Command when connected to a keyboard.
Problems with the iPadOS 15
In our review of the iPadOS 15, we found several download and installation difficulties, UI lag, crashes, issues with first and third-party apps, Face ID issues, Wi-Fi problems, and Bluetooth malfunctions.
However, these issues are preliminary, and they will most certainly expand as more users convert from iPadOS 14 to iPadOS 15 or from iPadOS 15 to later versions.
If you’ve been using iPadOS 15, we’d love to hear what about you think about it. Let us know in the comments below.