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New In iPadOS 17: Dive Into The Latest Features | iPadOS 17 Guide

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Apple’s iPadOS 16 brings 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.

Most of the changes for iPad this year mirror those on the iPhone, but there are a few exclusive features that keep iPadOS distinct. Tap on anything that piques your interest for more details.

What’s new?

M1 iPads get powerful new multitasking capabilities

Focus modes are more customizable and powerful than ever

FaceTime gets new Handoff and Continuity Camera features

Dictation is much improved and can understand emojis

Messages lets you mark unread, recover deleted messages, and even undo send

Photos adds duplicate detection, editing improvements, and more

iCloud Shared Photo Library offers a new way to share snaps

Lift From Background is perhaps the craziest new trick in iOS 16

Safari upgrades tab groups with new collaboration options

Passkeys give a glimpse towards a password-free future

Notes improves upon smart folders, collaboration, and more

Mail gets smarter with productivity and anti-stupidity features

Maps continues to improve with multi-stop routing, travel cards, and more

Books gets some nice changes, but the page turn animations are gone

Home gets a redesign, making it easier to manage your smart gadgets

Translate just got better with more languages and a full camera mode

News adds improved sports coverage and local news sources

Memoji brings lots more customization, plus some new sticker poses

Lockdown Mode offers protection against rare cyberattacks