iPadOS 14 is the latest version of Apple’s iPad-specific mobile operating system that split from the iPhone’s iOS when iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 debuted last year. This update marks the second major version of the exclusive iPad software. While iPadOS 14 differs from the new iOS 14 in a number of ways – it lacks the App Library feature, for example – the focus of this update isn’t primarily on flashy new features, although there are many of them, but on polishing them all Features iPad user experience. Here are some of the major enhancements in iPadOS 14 and how you can take advantage of them.
Using widgets in the Today view
Like iOS 14, iPadOS 14 introduces stackable widgets that can be viewed in iPad’s Today View. They have been redesigned to show you more information. The feature offers a smart stack of widgets, the first entry of which is automatically rotated through machine learning based on common usage. You can manage widgets and reduce clutter by stacking or dragging and dropping widgets on top of each other. You can choose between different widget sizes or add a smart stack. Unlike iOS 14, you can only use widgets in Today view when your iPad is in landscape mode. You cannot integrate widgets into the app layout of your iPad.
How to use the Sidebar app
New improvements in iPadOS 14 include sidebars and pull-down menus in iPadOS-native apps such as Photos, Notes, Music, Calendar, and Files, which allow you to quickly and easily navigate from a specific location and access many app features. Similar to the macOS sidebar, you can quickly access various functions while still using the app. Not only do they allow quick visual navigation, but they can also be used to move files around within the app, e.g. E.g. for dragging and dropping pictures in albums.
How to use universal search
It may seem a bit dark at first, but the compact search design of iPadOS 14 lets you focus on your main task with a tap of your finger while browsing apps or the web. The new search function has been visually redesigned and is similar to Spotlight on the Mac. Under the hood, it’s faster with more relevant results. Bring up the new search by swiping down on the iPad home screen or pressing the Command key on an external iPad keyboard (just like on the Mac). Once the search bar is open, either enter your search term or tap the microphone icon to verbally dictate your search. You can use Universal Search as a web address bar by entering a URL and tapping Go to load it into a new Safari tab.
How to pocket messages
Freezing is a new feature in both iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. If you have contacts, messages, or conversations that are more important or frequent than others, you can pin them to the top of the roster for quick access. Just tap To edit Button at the top right and select Edit pins. For example, if you have frequent contact, you can put them at the top of the list. You can put up to nine conversations at the top of your list.
How to use Scribble
Apple Pencil owners, this one is for you. iPadOS 14 includes a feature called Scribble. There isn’t much to it. Just write in any text box and Scribble will convert your sketch to text. That way, you can still use your pen to write queries in Universal Search or Safari without the on-screen keyboard. With Scribble Gestures in iPadOS 14, you can use Scribble with gestures like Scratch to erase text, Circle to select text, or Slice to create or remove spaces. In the Notes app, Scribble converts your handwriting to text using the handwriting tool on the Markup toolbar.
How to Draw Perfect Shapes
Apple Pencil owners get even more love. To draw perfect shapes with an Apple Pencil in the Notes app, just start drawing and hold down your Apple Pencil at the end. IPadOS 14 recognizes and adjusts the shape automatically for you. This works for lines, circles, rectangles and pentagons, stars, and other recognizable shapes.
How to improve privacy
The new iPadOS 14 has a number of privacy and security features designed to keep apps from discovering your private information. A function notifies you when an app uses the camera or microphone as a green or orange-colored point in the iPad’s status bar. The Control Center contains information about which app used or last used your camera or microphone. A new setting allows you to share your approximate location. Safari also offers more security features. A new privacy report not only shows how certain websites are displaying your privacy, but Safari also warns you of weak passwords that you may still be using and offers translations for seven languages (beta).
How to improve voice memos
Voice Notes, a favorite among iOS native apps, make it easy to record audio on your iPhone. However, apart from trimming, there wasn’t much else you could do with the file if you didn’t have any other audio app open. With iOS 14 and iPadOs 14, an updated voice memo app lets you record audio quality by removing background noise. Just tap Enhance recording Icon on the edit screen and let the app take it from there.
Using the photo management functions
For the photo app, iPadOS 14 offers numerous new management functions, e.g. For example, setting a key photo in albums, zooming in and out of animations, limiting third-party photo access, faster sidebar navigation, faster sorting and filtering, and adding subtitles. To set a new key photo, tap and hold your photo, and then tap Take key photo. To limit the exposure of individual photos or albums, go to Settings> Privacy> Photos Adjust permissions. As in iOS 14, you can now insert your own subtitles that will sync with other iCloud devices.