Apple’s iPadOS 13.1 Released with Some Pretty Features: Let’s Check Out

By Betty

Along with iOS 13.1, Apple also released the new version of iPadOS 13.1 for iPads with some new features and changes just after the release of iPadOS 13 on Sep 20. It’s been only a few days of the official release of iPadOS 13 and now Apple did a great work by landing new iPadOS 13.1 with some amazing feature.

If you haven’t installed iPadOS 13.1 on your iPad, then just go to the go-to Settings > General > Software Update and there you can see iPadOS 13.1 update. Just tap on it to install iPadOS 13.1 OTA update to enjoy all-new features. Well, Apple release iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 update, but on iPadOS 13.1, Apple has almost added every new feature of iPadOS 13 and also included more new features that every iPad user will love. If you are an iPad user, then you should know what are the new features of iPadOS 13.1.

iPadOS 13.1 New Features

As we have already discussed what’s new of iOS 13.1 with Shortcut Automations, Share ETA, audio sharing improvements, and more. Along with all these iOS 13.1, there are much more on iPadOS 13.1 you can see below!

New Home Screen

Apple made some change in iPadOS 13.1 with the new home screen that shrinks down the icon size so you can fit more apps on each page. With the new iPadOS 13.1 home screen, you can get Today Widget to the new option to add from the left side of the screen so that it can be easier to put new apps on each page to access easily.

Multitasking Improvement

Apple also improved the multitasking feature on iPads with the iPadOS 13.1as now it will allow the user to Split View and Slide Over means now you can open two Safari windows side by side. You can also view and switch between multiple apps with the card-style interface as well as the new App Expose feature will allow you to see all open windows from a particular app and then swape between them with just a tap of the finger. That’s impressive, right?

Apple Pencil Update

There has been also some tweaked we noticed in the Apple Pencil use on iPad with iPadOS 13.1. When you tap the iPad’s screen with the touch of Apple Pencil, it will open Markup and you can use it for webpages, screenshots your emails etc. The redesigned tool palette for Markup has the fastest access to tools as well as a new ruler option, an object eraser, and a pixel eraser. Also, the latency has been reduced from 20ms on the iPad Pro to 9ms in the Apple Pencil.

New Safari Experience

The Safari experience with iPadOS 13.1 also improved as you will get the desktop version on the website on your iPad.  There is also new download manager to manage your downloads in Safari app. The iPad now also supports a new text editing gesture which we have seen in iOS 13.


There is also new floating keyboard leaving more room for your content drag it anywhere you like and the QuickPath on the floating keyboard lets you slide to type for easy one-handed typing.

What’s more on iPadOS 13.1?

Text Editing

– Scrollbar scrubbing to directly drag the scrollbar for quickly navigating long documents, web pages, and email conversations

– Faster and more precise cursor navigation—just pick it up and move it to where you want

– Text selection improvements for easier selection by just tapping and swiping on the text

– New gestures for cut, copy, paste—pinch in once with three fingers to copy, twice to cut, and pinch out with three fingers to paste

– Undo across iPadOS by just double tapping with three fingers


– Custom fonts are available from the App Store for use in your favorite apps

– Font management in Settings


– External drives supported in Files to access and manage files on a USB drive, SD card, or hard drive

– SMB support to connect to a server at work or a home PC

– Local storage for creating folders on the local drive and adding your favorite files

– Column to drill down into nested folders

– Preview pane with high resolution file previews, rich metadata, and Quick Actions

– Zip and Unzip support for creating and expanding Zip files

– New keyboard shortcuts to manage your files even faster with an external keyboard

Dark Mode

– A beautiful new dark color scheme that delivers a great viewing experience especially in low-light environments

– Can be scheduled to turn on automatically at sunset, at a certain time, or turned on from Control Center

– Four new system wallpapers that automatically switch appearances with Light and Dark Mode


– An all-new Photos tab with a curated view of your library making it easy to find, relive, and share your photos and videos

– Powerful new photo editing tools that make it easier to edit, adjust, and review photos at a glance

– Video editing with over 30 new tools, including Rotate, Crop, and Enhance

Sign in with Apple

– A private way to sign in to participating apps and websites with the Apple ID you already have

– Simple account setup with only your name and email address

– Hide My Email to share a unique email address that is automatically forwarded to you

– Built-in two-factor authentication to protect your account

– No tracking or profiling by Apple as you use your favorite apps

App Store with Arcade

– Unlimited access to groundbreaking new games with one subscription, no ads or additional purchases

– An all-new Arcade tab in the App Store to browse the latest games, personalized recommendations, and exclusive editorial content

– Available to play across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

– Option to download large apps over your cellular connection

– Ability to view available app updates or delete apps from the Account page

– Support for Arabic and Hebrew


– An all-new map rolling out in the US featuring broader road coverage, improved address precision, better support for pedestrians, and more detailed land cover

– Look Around to explore cities in a high-resolution, interactive 3D experience

– Collections for the lists of places you love and can easily share with friends and family

– Favorites for quick and easy navigation to the places you visit daily


– All-new design with more powerful and intelligent ways to create and organize reminders

– Quick toolbar to add dates, locations, flags, attachments and more to reminders

– New smart lists—Today, Scheduled, Flagged and All—to easily keep track of upcoming reminders

– Subtasks and grouped lists to organize your reminders


– More natural Siri voice, particularly while speaking longer phrases

– Personalized Siri Suggestions in Apple Podcasts, Safari, and Maps

– Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world available with Siri


– Shortcuts app now built-in

– Suggested automations in the Gallery personalized to your daily routine

– Personal and home automations for automatically running shortcuts based on triggers

– Home app support for shortcuts as advanced actions in the Automation tab

Memoji and Messages

– New Memoji customization options including new hairstyles, headwear, makeup, and piercings

– Memoji sticker packs in Messages, Mail, and thirdparty apps and available on iPad mini 5, iPad (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation), and all iPad Pro models

– Your name and photo, or even Memoji, now optionally shared with your friends

– Search enhancements to easily find messages with intelligent suggestions and categorization of results

Augmented Reality

– People Occlusion for apps to place virtual objects naturally in front or behind people using iPad Pro (2018), iPad Air (2018), iPad mini 5

– Motion Capture for apps to understand the body position and movement of a person so you can animate a character or interact with virtual objects using iPad Pro (2018), iPad Air (2018), iPad mini 5

– Multiple face tracking for AR content on up to 3 faces at a time so you can have fun with your friends using iPad Pro (2018)

– AR Quick Look to view and interact with multiple AR objects at the same time


– Block sender to move all email messages from a blocked sender directly to the trash

– Mute thread to stop notifications from an overly active email thread

– Format bar with easy access to rich text formatting tools and attachments of all kinds

– Font support for all system fonts, as well as new fonts you download from the App Store


– Gallery view with your notes as visual thumbnails helping you find the note you need

– Shared folders to collaborate with others giving them access to entire folders of notes

– More powerful search for visual recognition of images inside your notes and text in items you’ve scanned

– New checklist options to easily reorder checklist items, indent them, or move checked items to the bottom of the list automatically

Apple Music

– Time-synced lyrics make listening more fun with perfectly timed lyrics

– Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world

Screen Time

– 30-day usage data to compare Screen Time numbers over the previous weeks

– Combined limits to include multiple app categories, specific apps, or websites in one limit

– “One more minute” option to quickly save your work or log out of a game when a Screen Time limit is met

Privacy and Security

– Allow Once location permission with the option to share your locations with apps only once

– Background tracking alerts now notify you when an app is using your location in the background

– Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enhancements help prevent apps from accessing your location without your consent

– Location sharing controls give you the option to easily omit location data when sharing photos

System Experience

– WiFi networks and Bluetooth accessories selection in Control Center

– A redesigned, unobtrusive volume control in the top middle

– Full-page screenshots for web pages, Mail messages, iWork documents, and Maps

– Redesigned share sheet with intelligent suggestions to share content with just a few taps

– Audio Sharing for two sets of AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo3, BeatsX and Powerbeats3 to share a single stream of audio

– Dolby Atmos playback for a thrilling surround sound experience from content with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, or Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks on iPad Pro (2018)

Language support

– Support for 38 new keyboard languages

– Predictive input in Cantonese, Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), Najdi Arabic, Swedish, and Vietnamese keyboards

– Separate emoji and globe keys make it easier to quickly switch between languages and select emoji

– Automatic language detection for dictation

– Bilingual dictionary support in Thai and English and Vietnamese and English


– A dedicated QR code mode in Camera, accessible from the Control Center, for improved QR code performance, a flashlight option, and enhanced privacy

– Junction View in Maps for drivers in China to more easily navigate complex roadways

– Adjustable handwriting area on the Chinese keyboard

– Cantonese predictions on the Cangjie, Sucheng, Stroke, and Handwriting keyboards


– Allnew Indian English male and female Siri voices

– Support for all 22 official Indian languages with the addition of 15 new keyboard languages

– Bilingual keyboard for Hindi (Latin) and English keyboard, including typing predictions

– Typing predictions on the Hindi (Devanagari) keyboard

– New Indian language system fonts for Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, and Odia for greater clarity and ease when reading in apps

– 30 new document fonts for Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

– Contacts with hundreds of new relationship labels to help more accurately label your contacts

Voice Control

– A new way to control your iOS devices, entirely with your voice

– Comprehensive navigation with just your voice to open apps, search the web, tap, swipe, pinch, zoom, press the Home button and more

– Accurate dictation using the Siri speech recognition engine

– Rich text editing to make corrections using just your voice, or select from word and emoji suggestions

– Custom words, such as legal or medical terms, to ensure Voice Control recognizes words you commonly use

– Seamless transitions from text dictation to voice commands

– Attention Awareness to keep Voice Control off when you turn your head away from True Depth camera on supported iPhone models

– Ondevice processing so your personal data is kept private


– Up to 2x faster app launch-

– Up to 30 percent faster Face ID unlocking on iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)–

– 60 percent smaller app updates on average-

– Up to 50 percent smaller apps from the App Store-

Other features and improvements

– Low Data Mode to reduce your data usage over your cellular network or specific Wi-Fi networks you select

– PlayStation 4 and Xbox Wireless Controller support

– Find My iPhone and Find My Friends combined into a single app with the ability to locate a missing device even if it can’t connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network

– Apple Books reading goals help make reading a daily habit

– Apple News+ options to remove downloaded issues, follow a title, or browse the back catalog from the More button in the My Magazines section

– Stocks app with business stories from Apple News+

– Calendar supports adding attachments to events

– Home app redesigned controls for HomeKit accessories with a combined view for ones with multiple services

– Pinch-to-zoom for more precision when editing recordings in Voice Memos

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By Betty
She started her career as a journalist and ended up being a good content writer at Since she has journalism quality, she loves to be in trend by collecting and writing on the latest iPhone, iPad, Mac, or other Apple product related stuff on the website. She has little birds everywhere.

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