iPadOS 16 Introduces Powerful New Productivity and Collaboration Features

iPadOS16 External Displays, Image/Apple

iPadOS16 External Displays, Image/Apple

iPadOS 16 updates and additions were recently revealed at the WWDC22 event. The most significant features are listed below.

Key iPadOS Features

Messages New Ways to Share and Connect

“New features in Messages make it easy to start collaborating and manage shared content across Files, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Notes, Reminders, and Safari, as well as third-party apps”

Real-Time Collaboration Space, Freeform

“Freeform, a powerful new collaboration app with a flexible canvas, gives users the ability to see, share, and collaborate all in one place without worrying about layouts and page sizes, and with full support for Apple Pencil.”

Mail New Smart Tools

“Being more productive is easier than ever with new tools introduced in Mail.”

New iCloud Shared Photo Library

“iCloud Shared Photo Library is the easiest way to share photos seamlessly and automatically among up to six family members, so everyone can collaborate and enjoy the collection in Memories, Featured Photos, and the Photos widget.”

Redesigned Home app

“The Home app is rebuilt from the ground up to be even more efficient and reliable.” 

Safari New Collaboration and Security Features

“Safari gets big updates, making it even more collaborative, customizable, and secure.”

Redesigned Game Center Dashboard

“See what your friends are playing, view their achievements, and find out when they beat your high score, so you can go beat theirs.”

The Weather App Arrival

“Designed to take full advantage of the stunning display, Weather comes to iPad with beautiful animations.”

Live Text and Visual Look Up

“Using on-device intelligence, Live Text recognizes text in images across the system, and the feature now comes to video, making text completely interactive in paused video frames.”

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Pro Features for Creative Professionals

“iPadOS 16 brings new powerful features that make iPad Pro an indispensable tool for creative professionals.”

Stage Manager and Full External Display Support

“Stage Manager is an entirely new multitasking experience that automatically organizes apps and windows, making it quick and easy to switch between tasks…Stage Manager also unlocks full external display support with resolutions of up to 6K, so users can arrange the ideal workspace, and work with up to four apps on iPad and four apps on the external display.”