Apple showed what iPad owners should expect from the iPadOS 17 update. Some of the updates (new Messages and AirDrop functions, improved keyboard, etc.) are similar to iOS 17, which you can already read about on our website.
Also, iPadOS 17 got a feature that debuted in iOS 16 – personalized lock screens. From now on, you can stylize photos, change clock fonts, use animated Live Photos, add widgets. Live Activities are also supported, so the display will show the score of your favorite team or information about food delivery.
Interactive widgets in iPadOS 17 allow you to perform certain actions without opening applications. For example, play a music album, mark a reminder as done, turn on the light. Interactive widgets are available both on the home screen and on the lock screen.
It should become even more convenient to work with PDF documents in the new version of the OS. iPadOS 17 uses machine learning to identify fields in documents, so users can quickly enter data with AutoComplete.
In addition, improved work with PDF is worth waiting for in the Notes application. Navigating documents has become more convenient, you can make quick notes or sketches, and work with other users at the same time.
User profiles have appeared in Safari, so now you can separate work and personal life. Stage Manager has added more options for positioning and resizing windows. There is also a separate Health application for iPad, which allows you to follow all your indicators on the big screen.
The iPadOS 17 developer beta is available today. We should wait for the public beta next month, and the stable version in the fall. The update will be available for iPad (6th generation or later), iPad mini (5th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), 12.9″ iPad Pro (2nd generation or later), 10.5″ and 11″ iPad Pro (1st generation or newer).