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The iPadOS update will introduce new features to boost the tablet’s performance as a work device. Check out what’s coming in
Pin widgets to the home screen
Widgets in iOS are usually just a swipe away from the home screen. But when iPadOS launches, you will be able to pin certain widgets to the device’s home screen, making it easy to see information like upcoming calendar appointments at a glance.
iPad will function as a second display for your Mac
Apple’s next big Mac update called Catalina, and iPadOS will bring a new feature called Sidecar that turns your Apple tablet into a second Mac display. That means you’ll be able to extend your desktop so that it stretches across your Mac and your iPad, making it possible to drag content between both.
Cycle through apps open in Slide Over mode
Apple’s Slide Over feature, which allows you to pin an app to the side of your iPad’s screen in a column view alongside another app, is getting an update in iPadOS. When the update launches, you’ll be able to open multiple apps in Slide Over simultaneously and move them with a swipe.
Compatible with thumb drivers
The iPad’s inability to support external drivers has always hampered its ability to serve as a work computer. But that’s changing this year. The iPad will soon be compatible with external hard drives and microSD card, making it much easier to get content that isn’t saved in the cloud onto your iPad.
Easier to manage content with the Files app
With iPadOS, Apple is making the Files app even more robust and comprehensive with a new column view and other helpful features. You’ll be able to view sub-folders in a column alongside your main folders, and a new preview pane lets you see images and other content without having to open it.
View the progress of files downloaded in Safari
When iPadOS launches later that year. Safari will have a download manager that enables you to view download progress and quickly access recently downloaded files. That’s good news for those who often use their iPads for work-oriented tasks and frequently download material from the web.
Safari will show the desktop versions of a website
If you’re going to use your iPad as a desktop computer. It should be better at behaving like one. That’s presumably why Apple is adding the ability for Safari to automatically show the desktop version of websites on the iPad, making better use of its larger screen.
View the same app in different windows
The iPadOS brings the ability to run multiple windows showing the same app. That should make it easier to work on projects which requires multitasking across several documents or websites.
New gestures for copy, paste, and other actions
You’ll be able to copy text by pinching up from the screen with three fingers while pinching outward with three fingers will paste the content in the location of your choosing.
Similarly, Apple is launching new gestures that make it possible to undo an action by swiping to the left with three fingers and redo by swiping to the right with three fingers.