New features
available with iPadOS.

iPadOS 14 builds on the same powerful foundation as iOS, while offering distinct experiences designed just for the capabilities of iPad.

Learn how to update to iPadOS 14

Key Features and Enhancements

Widgets

Redesigned widgets

Widgets have been redesigned to be more beautiful and data rich, so they can provide even more utility throughout your day.

Widgets in different sizes

Widgets now come in small, medium, and large sizes so you can pick the amount of information that’s right for you.

Widgets for everything

Redesigned Apple widgets for Weather, Clock, Calendar, News, Maps, Photos, Reminders, Stocks, Music, TV, Tips, Notes, Shortcuts, Battery, Screen Time, Files, Podcasts, and Siri Suggestions.

Widget gallery

The central place for all your widgets from Apple and third parties. The gallery shows the top widgets based on what users are installing and using most.

Smart Stack

In the widget gallery, you can select the Smart Stack, a set of widgets you can swipe through that uses on-device intelligence to surface the right widget at the right time based on factors like time, location, and activity. For example, you might see News in the morning, Calendar events during the day, and your Activity summary in the evening.

Siri Suggestions widget

The Siri Suggestions widget uses on‑device intelligence to show actions you might take based on your usage patterns, such as ordering a coffee or starting a podcast. Tap the suggestion to perform the action without launching the app.

Developer API

Developers can create their own widgets using a new API that lets them take advantage of the redesigned widgets, including the ability to put them on the Home Screen and show them at the right time.

App Design

Redesigned sidebars

Sidebars have been redesigned with a new look that delivers even more information while showing more of the app’s functionality in the main window. Photos, Music, Shortcuts, Voice Memos, Calendar, Notes, Files, Mail, and Contacts have redesigned sidebars for a consistent experience across iPadOS.

Toolbars

Streamlined toolbars in Calendar and Files let apps consolidate buttons and menus into a single bar across the top of the app, making it easy to get to all its controls.

Popovers

Popovers automatically dismiss when interacting with other parts of an app.

Pull-down menus

New pull-down menus throughout built-in apps such as Files let you access app functionality from a single button.

Date picker

A redesigned date picker makes it quick and easy to choose dates in Calendar and Contacts. It’s displayed as a calendar, so you can simply tap the date you want.

Search

Top Hit results

The most relevant results, including apps, contacts, knowledge, Maps points of interest, and websites, are shown right at the top, making it easier to find what you need.

Quick launcher

Type a few characters and you can quickly launch apps and websites by tapping Go.

Compact UI

A new compact design uses only as much space as needed and enables you to search from anywhere, like the Home Screen, or over any app so you don’t lose track of what you’re doing.

As-you-type search suggestions

Just start typing, and search suggestions appear below the search field.

In-app search

Start a search within apps like Mail, Messages, and Files.

Web search

Searching the web is now easier than ever. Start typing and see relevant websites and web search suggestions displayed at the top, making it easy to quickly launch Safari for a full web search.

Compact UI

Phone calls

When you receive a call from your iPhone, it appears as a banner instead of taking over the entire screen, so you won’t lose track of what you’re doing. Swipe up on the banner to dismiss it or swipe down to access extended phone features.

Third-party VoIP calls

A developer API is available so that apps like Skype can support compact incoming calls.

FaceTime calls

When you receive a FaceTime call, it appears as a banner instead of taking over the entire screen. Swipe up on the banner to dismiss it or swipe down to access extended FaceTime features.

Siri

Siri has an all-new compact design that allows you to refer to information onscreen and seamlessly launch into your next task. As you start a request, Siri appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Results have been updated to give you just the information you need in a new compact layout. And Siri quickly gets out of the way when launching apps, placing calls, or getting directions.

Scribble1

Handwrite in any text field

With Scribble, you can use Apple Pencil to handwrite directly into a text field, and the writing will be converted to typed text. Transcription happens on your device, so all your writing stays private.

Scratch to delete

New editing gestures help you write and edit with greater ease. Simply scratch a word or space to delete it.

Circle to select

Circle a word to select it — perfect for when you need to copy or move a word.

Touch and hold to add space

Touch and hold between words to add a space with your Apple Pencil.

Scribble shortcut palette

The shortcut palette offers you the most commonly used actions for the app you’re using, so you can tap the palette without using the onscreen keyboard. For example, if you’re writing in Mail, the shortcut palette gives you options for font picker and image insertion, allowing you to quickly tap the option you want. In Reminders, you’ll find options for recent time and location settings you might need when you’re creating reminders.

Chinese support for Scribble

Write in Simplified or Traditional Chinese using Scribble. In addition, Scribble supports mixed Chinese and English, so you can write English and Chinese words together without the need to switch languages — it’s a seamless experience that’s as easy as handwriting.

Better Note-Taking with Apple Pencil

Smart Selection

Use Smart Selection to select a single handwritten word or entire sentences using the same gestures you’ve always used for typed text. Double-tap for a word and triple-tap to select a sentence.2

Smart Selection: Drag to select

Sweep your Apple Pencil or finger over your handwriting to select entire paragraphs in a single motion. Accelerate to select large sections of handwriting and decelerate to gain greater precision; the slower you move, the more accurate the selection, so you can even select individual letters. If you’ve selected too much, simply sweep back to deselect words. Machine learning ensures that handwriting is selected instead of your drawings and doodles.2

Copy and paste as text

Select your handwritten notes, choose Copy as Text, and when you paste, they’ll be converted to typed text. The converted text retains the format of the original handwritten notes, making it perfect for anyone who prefers handwritten notes but likes keeping a digitized copy. Transcription happens on your device so all your writing stays private.2

Make space

Add or delete space between sentences or paragraphs in your handwritten notes by first selecting text and then dragging the small triangle that appears on the left up or down with your Apple Pencil or finger. You can also use the new Insert Space Above option in the callout bar, which will bring up a horizontal line that you can drag to add as much or little space as you need.2

Data detectors

Do more with your handwritten notes. On-device intelligence recognizes addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other data so you can take action on your handwritten notes. Simply tap the recognized data, and you’re given a choice of actions to take, such as opening a compose window in Mail or showing an address in Maps.2

Shape recognition

Shape recognition allows you to draw geometrically perfect lines, curves, and shapes, including hearts, stars, and arrows. Simply start drawing and pause slightly at the end, and your imperfect shape snaps into a perfect one. Shape recognition is great for drawing diagrams and quick sketches.

Shape recognition supports these shapes:

  • Line
  • Curve
  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Oval
  • Heart
  • Triangle
  • Star
  • Cloud
  • Pentagon
  • Thought bubble
  • Outlined arrow
  • Continuous line with 90‑degree turns
  • Line with arrow endpoint
  • Curve with arrow endpoint

Augmented Reality

ARKit: Depth API

The Depth API provides precise depth measurements captured by the LiDAR Scanner to allow virtual objects to interact with the real world exactly as you’d expect. This depth information also unlocks new use cases in AR apps — like precise body measurements for accurate virtual try-on or advanced photo and video editing effects.3

ARKit: Location Anchors

AR experiences can be placed at specific geographic coordinates so you can view them in some of your favorite places around the world — throughout cities, alongside famous landmarks, and even in your neighborhood.4

ARKit: Extended face tracking support

Even more users can delight in AR experiences accessible only via the front camera, with expanded support for face tracking on iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation) and later and iPad Pro 11‑inch and later.

RealityKit: Video textures

Video textures can be added to any part of a scene or virtual object in RealityKit, bringing objects, surfaces, and virtual characters to life.5

RealityKit: Improved object occlusion

Using information from the LiDAR Scanner and the improved edge detection built into RealityKit, virtual objects in AR Quick Look and RealityKit experiences interact with your environment exactly as you’d expect and can be realistically occluded by physical objects for the first time.3

Messages

Pinned conversations

Pin your favorite conversations to the top of your conversation list so you can always get to them. Recent messages, Tapbacks, and typing indicators animate in above the pin. And if a group conversation is pinned, you’ll see three recent participants circle around the pin when they send a message.

Up to nine pins

You can have up to nine pinned conversations that sync across Messages in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Mentions

Direct a message to an individual in a group conversation by typing the person’s name. You can customize a particularly active group so you receive notifications only when you are mentioned.

Inline replies

Now you can reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. See all related messages in their own view to easily keep track of a thread.

Set group photo

Set an image for your group conversation using a photo, Memoji, or emoji that is shared with all members of the group.

Memoji

New hairstyles

Customize your Memoji with 11 new hairstyles, including man bun, top knot, and simple side part.

New headwear styles

Show off your hobby or profession with 19 new headwear styles, including cyclist helmet, nurse cap, and swim cap.

New Memoji stickers

Three new Memoji stickers let you send a hug, a fist bump, or even a blush to your friends.

More expressive Memoji

Revamped facial and muscle structure makes Memoji and Memoji stickers even more expressive.

More age options

Six new age options let you customize your look whether you’re baby‑faced, in your golden years, or somewhere in between.

Hairstyles with fades

Thirteen hairstyles now include fades, where hair gradually tapers on the side of the face, letting you reflect your style.

Face coverings

Customize your Memoji with a new face covering, including the color, to match your look.

Maps

Guides

Get recommendations for the best places to visit in a city with Guides created by a selection of trusted brands. Guides help you discover great places to eat, shop, meet friends, or explore in cities around the world. You can save Guides so you can easily get back to them later, and they automatically update when new places are added so you always have the latest recommendations.6

Cycling

Maps now routes cyclists along bike lanes, bike paths, and bike‑friendly roads. Preview the elevation for your ride, check how busy a street is, and set routes to avoid steep inclines or stairs. Maps also offers custom cycling voice guidance and a rich experience on Apple Watch that makes it easy to navigate with a glance.7

Electric vehicle routing

Easily plan trips with your electric vehicle. Maps automatically adds charging stops along your route and even accounts for charging time when calculating the ETA. Once you securely add your electric vehicle on your iPad, Maps can keep track of things like the current charge and charger type to give you the best route for your vehicle.8

Congestion zones

Major cities like London and Paris have congestion zones to help reduce traffic in dense areas. Maps lets you see congestion zone tolls on the map and can route you around them if you like.9

New map available in more countries

Our new map is coming to more countries later this year, including Canada, Ireland, and the UK. The new map offers richer detail for roads, buildings, parks, marinas, beaches, airports, and more, giving you a more realistic view of the world.

License plate access

For cities in China that limit driving through dense urban areas, you can see if you have access based on your vehicle’s eligibility.10 Enter your license plate number in Maps to determine if you have permission to go through the area or if you need to go around it. License plate information is stored securely in Maps and never leaves your device.

Home

Suggested automations

When you add a new accessory, the Home app will suggest useful ways for it to run automatically. You can do things like enable your porch lights to turn on each evening, open the garage door as you arrive home, and more.

Home status

A new visual status at the top of the Home app gives you a summary of accessories that require your attention, have important status changes to share, or can be quickly controlled.

Home controls

Home controls in Control Center now dynamically suggest the most relevant accessories and scenes you’ll likely want to control based on the time of day and how often you normally use them. For example, you may see controls for bedroom lights and a good morning scene in the morning, or controls for the door lock and outdoor lights when you arrive home in the evening. You can tap the Home icon to see other accessories and scenes as well.

Adaptive Lighting for smart light bulbs

Light bulbs that change color can be automatically adjusted throughout the day to maximize comfort and productivity. You can ease into morning with warmer colors, stay focused and alert midday with cooler colors, and wind down at night by removing blue light.11

Face Recognition for video cameras and doorbells

In addition to person, animal, and vehicle detection, security cameras can identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app for richer activity notifications. Easily tag people, and choose to be notified based on the person.11

Activity Zones for video cameras and doorbells

With HomeKit Secure Video, you can define Activity Zones within a camera’s view to capture video or receive notifications only when motion is detected in those areas.11

Safari

Favicons in tabs by default

Favicons appear in tabs by default — allowing you to identify your open tabs at a glance.

Beta Web page translation

Easily translate entire web pages in Safari. When you encounter a compatible web page, Safari displays a translate icon in the address field. Just tap to translate into English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Brazilian Portuguese.12

Website Privacy Report

Tap the Privacy Report button for access to a Privacy Report showing you all the cross-site trackers that are being blocked by Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari.

Password monitoring

Safari securely monitors your saved passwords, automatically keeping an eye out for passwords that may have been involved in a data breach. To do this, Safari uses strong cryptographic techniques to regularly check derivations of your passwords against a list of breached passwords in a secure and private way that doesn’t reveal your password information — even to Apple. If Safari discovers a breach, it can help you upgrade to Sign in with Apple when available, or automatically generate a new secure password.

Performance

With a blazing-fast JavaScript engine, Safari is the world’s fastest tablet browser, outperforming Windows browsers in benchmark after benchmark.13

AirPods

Spatial audio

Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings the movie theater experience right to your AirPods Pro.14 By applying directional audio filters and subtly adjusting the frequencies each ear receives, spatial audio can place sounds virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive surround sound experience. Using the gyroscope and accelerometer in your AirPods Pro and your iPad, spatial audio tracks the motion of your head as well as your device, compares the motion data, and then remaps the sound field so that it stays anchored to your device even as your head moves.

Headphone Accommodations

This new accessibility feature is designed to amplify soft sounds and adjust certain frequencies for an individual’s hearing, to help music, movies, phone calls, and podcasts sound more crisp and clear.15 Headphone Accommodations also supports Transparency mode on AirPods Pro, making quiet voices more audible and tuning the sounds of your environment to your hearing needs.

Automatic device switching

AirPods automatically switch between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac, paired to the same iCloud account, making it even easier to use your AirPods with your Apple devices.16

Battery notifications

Battery notifications let you know if you need to charge your AirPods.

AirPods Pro Motion API

The Motion API provides developers with access to orientation, user acceleration, and rotational rates for AirPods Pro — ideal for fitness apps, games, and more.

Siri

Compact UI

Siri has an all-new compact design that allows you to refer to information onscreen and seamlessly launch into your next task. As you start a request, Siri appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Results have been updated to give you just the information you need in a new compact layout. And Siri quickly gets out of the way when launching apps, placing calls, or getting directions.

Expanded knowledge

Siri has greatly expanded knowledge, with 20x more facts than just three years ago.

Web answers

Siri can now help you find answers to a broader set of questions using information from across the internet, so you can get answers without having to browse the web.17

Additional translation languages

Siri can translate between many more languages, with support for over 65 language pairs:

  • English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.) to Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic
  • English (U.S.) to Korean
  • Spanish (Spain, Mexico, Chile, U.S.) to English, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
  • Mandarin Chinese (China mainland) to English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan) to English, Japanese
  • German (Germany) to English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
  • French (France) to English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
  • Italian (Italy) to English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Russian, Portuguese
  • Japanese (Japan) to English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean
  • Russian (Russia) to English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Brazil) to English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian
  • Arabic (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia) to English
  • Korean (Korea) to English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese

Cycling directions

You can now ask Siri for cycling directions.

Share ETA

While navigating with Apple Maps, you can ask Siri to share your ETA with a contact.

New voice in more languages

The new Siri voice uses advanced neural text‑to‑speech technology to sound incredibly natural. Previously available in U.S. English, the new voice is available in several additional regions:

  • English (Australia, India, Ireland, South Africa, UK, U.S.)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)
  • Spanish (Mexico, Spain)
  • Mandarin Chinese (China mainland)
  • Japanese (Japan)

Send audio messages

You can now send audio messages with Siri. This is great when you want to be more expressive in your messages. Third-party messaging apps are supported through SiriKit.

Privacy

Privacy information on the App Store

A new section on each product page on the App Store helps you see a summary of the privacy practices of the app before you download it.18 Developers self-report their privacy practices, including data collected by the developer and used to track you across companies, in a simple, easy-to-read format.

App tracking controls and transparency19

Developer will be required to get your permission before tracking you. See which apps you have given permission to track in Settings so you can change your preferences.

Approximate location

A new setting lets you choose to share your approximate location, rather than your precise location, with an app.

Limited Photos library access

You can choose to share only selected items with a developer who asks for access to your photos, or you can give access to your entire library.

Recording indicator

iPadOS displays an indicator whenever an app is using the mic or camera, both in the app and in Control Center.

Upgrade to Sign in with Apple

Developers can offer the option to upgrade existing app accounts to Sign in with Apple so users can enjoy improved privacy, security, and ease of use without setting up a new account.

Even More

Accessibility

VoiceOver Recognition

On-device intelligence recognizes key elements displayed on your screen to add VoiceOver support for app and web experiences that don’t have accessibility support built in.

VoiceOver Recognition: Image descriptions

VoiceOver reads complete-sentence descriptions of images and photos within apps and on the web.

VoiceOver Recognition: Text recognition

VoiceOver speaks the text it identifies within images and photos.

VoiceOver Recognition: Screen recognition

VoiceOver automatically detects interface controls to aid in navigating your apps, making them more accessible.

Headphone Accommodations

This new accessibility feature is designed to amplify soft sounds and adjust certain frequencies for an individual’s hearing, to help music, movies, phone calls, and podcasts sound more crisp and clear.15 Headphone Accommodations also supports Transparency mode on AirPods Pro, making quiet voices more audible and tuning the sounds of your environment to your hearing needs.

Sound Recognition

Sound Recognition uses on‑device intelligence to notify users who might otherwise miss audible environmental alerts around them. On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, users receive a notification when a particular type of sound or alert, such as a fire alarm or doorbell, is detected.

Sign language prominence

FaceTime can detect when a participant is using sign language and make the person prominent in a Group FaceTime call.

App Clips

A new way to discover apps

An App Clip is a small part of an app that’s discoverable at the moment you need it and focused on a specific task.

Quickly available

App Clips are small by design so they’re usable in just a few seconds. They’re not installed like apps, so when you’re done using them, they just go away.

Discover at the right moment

Find App Clips through scanning QR codes, from Messages, Maps, and Safari, and through Apple-designed App Clip codes that are uniquely paired to each App Clip.

Discover: Scan a QR code

QR codes can launch a related App Clip when you scan them with the QR code reader or the Camera app.

Discover: Tap a link in Safari

Links posted on the web can launch a related App Clip from Safari.

Discover: Launch in Maps

For locations that support App Clips, the place card in Maps includes a button to launch them.

Discover: Open in Messages

App Clips are easy to share and can open in Messages. When you receive one, you can launch it right there.

Discover: App Clip codes

App Clip codes are Apple‑designed identifiers that are uniquely paired to specific App Clips and provide an easy way to find and launch an app experience at the exact place and moment you need it. You can scan an App Clip code with your camera. We will be adding support for them in an iPadOS 14 software update later this year.

Download the full app

After using an App Clip, you can download the full version of the app with just a tap.

Works with Apple Pay

App Clips can use Apple Pay to make purchases without your having to enter credit card information.

Works with Sign in with Apple

App Clips can use Sign in with Apple to provide tailored experiences without requiring you to enter separate account information.

App Store

App details

See the most important details about each app in a glanceable and scrollable view that displays customer ratings, the app’s age rating, the category, game controller support for games, and more.

Friends playing recommendations

Discover games that your Game Center friends are playing. Now you can see your friends within every Game Center–enabled game product page and tap to see their Game Center profile.

Family subscriptions

Now you can share App Store subscriptions with everyone in your family with a single purchase. Subscriptions from participating apps can be shared with members of your Family Sharing group.

Apple Arcade

Achievements

Visit Apple Arcade game pages to explore the goals and milestones you can unlock in games and to see your progress.

Continue playing

Launch the games you’ve recently played across your devices from the Apple Arcade tab.

See all games and filter

Browse the entire Apple Arcade catalog. Sort and filter by release date, updates, category, controller support, and more.

Game Center in-game dashboard

The in-game dashboard showcases your and your friends’ game progress at a glance. Quickly access your Game Center profile, achievements, leaderboards, and more from within the game.

Coming soon

Get a sneak peek at upcoming Apple Arcade games and download them as soon as they’re released.

Apple Cash Family

Enable Apple Cash for family members under 18

Simply add them to your Apple Cash account via Family Sharing. You can enable Apple Cash for up to five family members.

Send money to your children for allowances, chores, or just because

Start sending money right away, in Messages or by asking Siri. There’s no app to download, since Apple Cash lives on your iPad in 'Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay’. And setup is a cinch.

Set restrictions and view activity

With parental controls, you can limit who your children can send money to. Get full visibility and be notified of purchases or person to person payments with Apple Pay as they occur.

Restrict access and keep balances safe

As easily as you give access, you can also restrict use. Turn off Apple Cash for a family member for whom you’ve enabled it. Once off, the Apple Cash balance will be safely locked until you provide access again.

Share oversight

Let another adult in your Family Sharing group see the activity of any family member for whom you’ve enabled Apple Cash.

Camera

Quick toggles in Video mode

All iPad models now feature quick toggles to change video resolution and frame rate in Video mode.

Mirror photos taken on front camera

A new option in Settings lets you capture mirrored selfies, which reflect the front camera preview.20

QR code reading enhancements

Improvements to QR code reading make it easy to scan codes, even if they’re small or wrapped around objects.

FaceTime

Improved video quality

FaceTime delivers improved video quality with up to 1080p resolution on supported devices.

Sign language prominence

FaceTime can detect when a participant is using sign language and make the person prominent in a Group FaceTime call.

Family

Share third-party app subscriptions

Developers can support Family Sharing for in-app purchases and subscriptions so everyone in your family can have access with a single App Store purchase.*

Files

Redesigned sidebar

Files includes a completely redesigned sidebar, consolidating all the core functionality in a central location. Get to recents, shared documents, external drives, file servers, and favorite folders with just a tap.

APFS encrypted drive support

The Files app supports external drives using APFS encryption. Simply enter the password to access the content of the drive.

International

New bilingual dictionaries

New bilingual dictionaries include French⁠–⁠German, Indonesian⁠–⁠English, Japanese⁠–⁠Simplified Chinese, and Polish⁠–⁠English.

Autocorrection support for Ireland and Norway

Autocorrection is now supported for Irish Gaelic and Norwegian Nynorsk.

Redesigned Kana keyboard for Japan

Type numbers with repeated digits more easily on the redesigned Numbers & Symbols plane on the Japanese Kana keyboard.

Full-screen effects localized for India

Messages now feature corresponding full‑screen effects when you send greetings in 22 Indian languages.

Wubi keyboard for China

You can use the Wubi input method on your iPad, making it easier for those familiar with the input method to type faster than ever.

New fonts for India

New fonts for India include 20 new document fonts. In addition, 18 existing fonts have been upgraded with more weights and italics to give you greater choice.

Mail support for email addresses using non‑Latin languages

You can send and receive email using addresses in non‑Latin languages — including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai, and Hindi.

Keyboard

On-device dictation

Keyboard dictation will improve as you use your device, personalizing over time. On-device dictation helps protect your privacy by performing all processing completely offline. Dictation in search uses server-based dictation.21

Emoji popover menu

The new emoji popover lets you enter emoji when using a hardware keyboard with your iPad.

Contacts autofill in third-party apps

Instead of sharing your entire Contacts list in third-party apps, you can now type individual names to automatically fill their corresponding phone numbers, addresses, or email addresses in fields that request it. The autofill happens on your device, and contacts are not shared with third-party developers without your consent.

Autocorrection support for Ireland and Norway

Autocorrection is now supported for Irish Gaelic and Norwegian Nynorsk.

Redesigned Kana keyboard for Japan

Type numbers with repeated digits more easily on the redesigned Numbers & Symbols plane on the Japanese Kana keyboard.

Wubi keyboard for China

You can use the Wubi input method on your iPad, making it easier for those familiar with the input method to type faster than ever.

Music22

Listen Now

The new home tab in Apple Music designed for playing and discovering your favorite music, artists, playlists, and mixes all in one place. Listen Now starts with a summary of your Top Picks across your musical interests. As you play, Apple Music learns what you love and organizes suggestions.

Autoplay

Now Apple Music keeps the music playing. When you’ve reached the end of a song or playlist, Autoplay finds similar songs to keep the music playing.

Improved search

An all-new search showcases music by genre, mood, and activity. And it shows helpful suggestions as you type, to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Library filtering

Find artists, albums, playlists, and other items in your library even faster. Swipe down within each section to filter your results.

Full-screen lyrics and queue

Follow along to your favorite music with perfectly timed, full-screen lyrics, and manage playback more easily — all beautifully redesigned for iPad.

Photos

New Photos sidebar on iPad

A new Photos sidebar for iPad gives you quick access to For You, Albums, and Search, as well as Shared Albums and Media Types. With the sidebar, you can also edit the order of your albums under the My Albums view.

Filter and sort

Now you can filter your collection by Favorites, Edited, Videos, and Photos. And you can sort any of your albums, including Shared Albums, by oldest or newest first.

Easy, fluid navigation

Easily zoom in and out to quickly get to the photos and videos you’re looking for in more views across Photos, including Albums, Favorites, Media Types, Shared Albums, and more.

Live Photos playback stabilization

Live Photos taken using iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 autoplay with improved stabilization in Years, Months, and Days views.

Add context to photos and videos with captions

View and edit captions to add context to your photos and videos, and easily find captions you’ve added in the Search tab. With iCloud Photos enabled, captions sync seamlessly across all your devices.

Memories enhancements

Enjoy a more relevant selection of photos and videos in Memories, enhanced video stabilization when playing back a Memory movie, a larger selection of music tracks that automatically adapt to the length of your Memory movie, and improved framing when switching between horizontal and portrait orientations.

Redesigned image picker in apps

It’s easier than ever to find and select the images you’re looking for using the redesigned image picker in apps like Messages, Mail, and Safari and in third-party apps. Use the same smart search from the Photos app to find just the photos and videos you’re looking for, and select multiple images with ease.

Podcasts

Smarter Listen Now

Listen Now includes a new Up Next — your personal episode queue that makes it easier to resume where you left off. Find the latest episodes of shows you already love or discover a new episode picked just for you.

Reminders

Assigning reminders

Assign reminders to people you share lists with and they’ll be reminded.

New reminders from the lists screen

Create a new reminder on iPad right from the lists screen, without having to enter a specific list.

Smart suggestions for dates and locations

Reminders automatically suggests dates, times, and locations for a reminder based on similar reminders you’ve created in the past.

Edit multiple reminders at once

Easily complete, flag, or change the date and time for multiple reminders at once.

Personalized lists with emoji

Personalize the appearance of your lists with emoji and newly added symbols.

Reminder suggestions from Mail

When you’re corresponding with someone in Mail, Siri recognizes possible reminders and makes suggestions for you to create them.

Organize smart lists

Customize the Reminders app your own way by rearranging smart lists or hiding them.

Improved search

Find the right reminders by searching for people, locations, and even detailed notes you’ve added.

Enhanced calendar picker

Choose the right date and time to be reminded with the new calendar menu. You can quickly see the whole month and easily scroll through months and years.

Settings

Set default email and browser apps

Set a default web browser and email app that launch when you tap a link or want to compose a new mail message.

Shortcuts

Redesigned iPad app

The Shortcuts app has been redesigned for iPad including a new sidebar, an updated shortcut editor, and support for multiple windows.

Automation Suggestions

Shortcuts now suggests automations based on your usage patterns, making it easier than ever to get started.

Folders

Folders let you easily organize your shortcuts. And any folder can be added as a widget on the Home Screen.

Compact design

When running a shortcut from the Shortcuts app, Siri Suggestions, the share sheet, Accessibility features, or the new Shortcuts widget on the Home Screen, it now appears in a new compact design, keeping you in context.

New Automation triggers

Run shortcuts based on receiving an email or message, Sleep mode, the device’s battery level, closing an app, or plugging in or unplugging the device. And Time of Day triggers can now run without user confirmation.

Voice Memos

Folders

Folders let you organize your Voice Memos recordings.

Smart Folders

Smart Folders automatically group Apple Watch recordings, recently deleted recordings, and Favorites.

Favorites

Mark recordings as Favorites so you can quickly access them later.

Enhance Recording

Enhance Recording reduces background noise and room reverberation with a single tap.

iPadOS is compatible with these devices.

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

See how to update to iPadOS 14.

Learn more about how to update to iPadOS 14

Developers will love iPadOS, too.

Learn more about developing for iPadOS

iOS 14

Looks brand new.
Feels like home.

Learn more for iOS 14