Tag: iPadOS 15

iPadOS 15.5 released, updates Podcasts app

If there ever was an underwhelming iPadOS update, the 15.5 is the one. Except bug fixes, which are obviously important for the stability and security of your device, this one’s for Podcasts app users.

From the changelog:

Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your iPad and automatically delete older ones

Yay, I guess? I’m not a big Podcasts user myself, but maybe this is a feature you’ve been waiting for.

Apple also released updates for iOS, macOS, and even HomePod, so be sure to update your devices.

Entirely unrelated, but Apple also announced a bunch of accessibility features today. It’ll be interesting to see this in action.

iPadOS 15.1 brings back old Safari (almost)

It’s time to update your iPad because iPadOS 15.1 was just released. It brings SharePlay, announced as a feature for iPadOS but pushed forward before the actual release. With SharePlay you can watch things together over FaceTime, and share your screen too, which surely is useful, but perhaps less so now that the pandemic and work from home situation seems to get more under control. We’ll surely see some interesting collaborative apps and games — there are a few already — utilizing SharePlay, but it could also end up being a gimmick, rather than a truly useful API and feature.

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iPadOS 15 Beta Watch: The Quick Note feature I didn’t think I’d use

There’s a new feature in iPadOS 15 called Quick Note. It gives you access to Notes in a special view, all over the interface, without actually leaving the app or screen you’re on. I gushed about this in Switch to iPad #52 (which is free to read, so pop over there if you like), and now, running the beta on two different iPads, I’ll confess to be in love with this new feature. However, I’m not using it the way I thought I would.

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iPadOS 15 Beta Watch: Lovely widgets

I’ve been using the iPadOS 15 beta on my, err, beta iPad Pro since the first developer beta was released at WWDC. It’s really getting there, although I must stress that it’s still a beta, so some things will be wonky. I wouldn’t run the iPadOS 15 beta on my primary iPad Pro because there are too many things I rely on that just won’t work on the beta just yet. That will depend on what you’re using your iPad for, obviously, but be careful nonetheless.

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