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New in iPadOS 14: recap of all the latest features | iPadOS 14 Guide

If you’ve recently updated to iPadOS 14, you’ll want to know what’s changed since last year.

Apple has changed a bunch of stuff since last year, and we’ve revised many of our tips to accommodate the changes. But in addition to those small differences, some powerful new features have been added that you won’t want to miss.

To save you flipping through this entire guide wondering what’s new, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of our favorite new features of iPadOS 14. You can tap any of the links to read the associated tip in full.

Scribble – handwriting tricks with Apple Pencil

If you have an Apple Pencil, you now have plenty of options for writing by hand on-screen. Handwritten scrawl can be converted to digital text or even interacted with as is. Read full tip

Widgets – customizing the widget view

Widgets are better than ever in iOS 14. They now come in multiple sizes and can even be docked onto your Home Screen! Read full tip

Pinned conversations – easy access to your VIP chats

It’s now possible to pin up to nine key conversations to the top of the Messages app, making them easier to access in a snap. Read full tip

City guides – find the best sights and hotspots

This will come in handy next time you take a vacation. Maps now includes comprehensive city guides from the likes of Lonely Planet, Zagat, and AllTrails. Read full tip

Anything else?

The features above are arguably the biggest updates for the average user, but plenty more has changed too. You’ll find new and refreshed content peppered all through this guide.

For example: iPadOS 14 also brings several changes to protect your privacy, improvements to the Camera app, a streamlined redesign for Siri, and new environmental capabilities in Maps.

Photos and Files have been redesigned to look more like their macOS counterparts, Apple Pencil is more useful than ever, and there are tons of new Memoji styles in Messages.

All that and plenty more to enjoy in iPadOS 14 – you’ll just have to keep reading to discover it all!