Apple Previews iPadOS 15 With More Intuitive Multitasking, Home Screen Widgets, And More

Alongside iOS 15, Apple also announced iPadOS 15, which introduces more intuitive multitasking, a new Home Screen design with integrated widgets and the App Library, systemwide note-taking with Quick Note. 

“We’re excited to make the iPad experience even better with iPadOS 15,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “With more intuitive multitasking, a new Home Screen design with integrated widgets and the App Library, systemwide note taking with Quick Note, Translate designed for iPad, SharePlay, a redesigned Safari experience, new tools to stay focused, and more, users can now be even more productive.”


  • A new multitasking menu appears at the top of apps, letting users go into Split View or Slide Over with just a tap
  • Quick access to the Home Screen when using Split View, making it easier to get to the right app
  • There are new Keyboard shortcuts users can set up and switch between Split View and Slide Over

Widgets and App Libary

  • You can now place widgets among apps on Home Screen pages
  • All-new widgets for App Store, Find My, Game Center, Mail, and Contacts
  • Also coming to iPad is the App Library, automatically organizing apps into categories


  • Notes go systemwide with Quick Note, so one can take notes anywhere across the system
  • Tags make it easy to categorize notes and find them quickly with an all-new Tag Browser and tag-based Smart Folders

Swift Playground

  • Users can now build iPhone and iPad apps right on their iPad and submit them directly to the App Store
  • Code is immediately reflected in the live preview while building apps, and users can run their apps full screen to test them out
  • A new open project format based on Swift packages can open and be edited in Swift Playgrounds for iPad as well as within Xcode on Mac

Universal Control

  • It lets users work with a single mouse and keyboard to move between iPad and Mac for a seamless experience, with no setup required
  • Users can even drag and drop content back and forth between devices

Additional Features

The above features are for iPadOS 15, meaning the rest of the iOS 15 features are available to both platforms, including changes to the Photos, Maps, Siri, and more.

iPadOS 15 developer beta is available to Apple Developer Program members at starting today, and a public beta will be available to iPadOS users next month at This fall, iPadOS 15 will be available for users for free.

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