iPadOS and iOS 13.1 now available to download

iPadOS and iOS 13.1 now available to download.

Apple today launches iPadOS on all compatible iPads. After raising the release date of September 30, iPadOS brings long-awaited features to the range of Apple tablets. The most obvious is the addition of widgets to the home screen. These can be displayed with the normal application icons and allow a little more customization on what was previously a very static home screen for iPad.

This is the first version of iPadOS, and naturally includes many features of IOS 13 that you can expect to see, such as dark mode, Apple Maps updates, photos and reminders, and even items such as the Xbox controller support and the PS4 for iPad. Apple also adds to Safari what it describes as “desktop” navigation, and adjusts its multitasking features. An updated file application should also make it easier to manage files and photos on an iPad.

iPadOS is now available on an iPad Air 2 or later, an iPad Pro, a fifth generation iPad or later, or an iPad mini 4 or higher. In addition to iPadOS, Apple today launches iOS 13.1 on compatible iPhone devices, with some much-needed bug fixes, automated Siri shortcut actions, shared ETA functionality on Apple Maps, and data separation for business devices. You can get iOS 13.1 or iPadOS from Settings> General> Software Update. If you’re still in the public beta profile, you must remove it from your device to view iOS 13.1 or iPadOS.