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New In iPadOS 15: Dive Into The Latest Features | iPadOS 15 Guide

Apple released iPadOS 15 in September 2021, and with it a new and improved feature set.

Our whole catalog of tips has been revised with these new features in mind, but if you’ve just updated, you’ll want to know what’s new this year without reading through every single post. So we’ve compiled a rundown of the most notable iPadOS changes you should check out. There’s plenty here you won’t want to miss.

17 completely new tips, organized by the chapter you’ll find them in, plus a change in how split-screen works that you ought to check out.

Tap on anything that piques your interest for full details.

What’s new?

Major Update

Multitasking: Use Two Apps At Once


Notification Summary: Schedule A Daily Briefing

App Library: Where Your Apps Call Home

Edit Home Screens: Hide Your Rarely Used Apps

Focus Mode: Prioritize Your Time And Attention

Next Steps

Translate App: Instant Conversational Translations

Quick Notes: Jot Your Thoughts Instantly

Calls & Contacts

Refining FaceTime: Improve Your Sound and Vision

SharePlay: Watch Together Over FaceTime


Shared With You: Highlighting Media You’ve Been Sent


App Privacy Report: Who’s Accessing Your Data?

Tracking Permissions: Ask Apps Not To Track You

Nutrition Labels: See How Much Data Apps Want


Live Text: Read Text Within Photographs

Visual Lookup: Learn About Your Photo Subjects


Safari Extensions: Level Up Your Browsing


iCloud+: Apple’s Premium Cloud Service


Per-App Settings: Custom Rules For Each App