iPadOS 16 Expected Features

By Govind

Just back in June 2022, Apple previewed the latest version of the iPad’s upcoming operating system, the iPadOS 16. Reports suggest that the upcoming version of the operating system will finally introduce the Weather app on iPad, alongside a range of new collaborative features.

Reports suggest that the new iPadOS 16 will also introduce a series of updates to the existing applications, including Notes, Mail, and Messages. Also, the Pro features will include a variety of multitasking features and display zoom as well.

If you are inquisitive about the list of upcoming features in the iPadOS 16, we have sorted them all out for you in this guide.

What are the Expected Features of the iPadOS 16?

The beta version of the iPadOS 16 is already accessible, which means that certain users already have access to the new features that will eventually change the facet of usage.

If you are worried about what kind of features are going to be accessible in the upcoming iPad OS 16, here’s a quick breakdown of all the features.


The most important feature that’s going to be a breakthrough in the iPadOS 16 is the availability of the Weather app on the iPad for the first time. This will enable the users to check on the latest features and information to check the precipitation, temperature, air quality, etc.

Tapping on the individual Weather module under iPadOS 16 will provide the user access to detailed information without any hassle. You can also get access to a 10-day forecast, enabling users to plan their lives accordingly.

Most of the available modules in the Weather app will also provide the user access to the weather on an hourly basis, which is unlike anything else. From the sunrise and sunset module to keep an eye out on the hourly weather forecast, the feature will bring a lot of diversity to the table.


Moving on to another feature worth looking into in the iPadOS 16 is the Notes app. It will enable users to take handwritten notes in a straight and aligned manner for an organized appearance.

Additionally, users will also have the option to insert shapes like boxes, arrows, etc. into the Notes they are taking. The editable boxes in the drawing area will also transform the note-taking experience like no other.

Also, the screenshots will be able to be added to the Note app. The iPadOS 16 will also come with enhanced security, meaning that the users will have to enter their iCloud password to be able to open the note.

The Notes will also be arranged in chronological order for easy reference in the list manner, further making it a superior feature.

Desktop-class Apps

With the variety of desktop-class apps, the users will be able to optimize the iPad’s display, including the file’s system elements and the interactions. It will introduce a variety of customizable features and toolbars that will be a first in Apple’s history.

From Files, Contacts, and a few System-wide features, the users will now get access to a variety of features to personalize the user experience of the iPad. The search field will also appear consistently in the same location and the available size. There will be an instant search experience too.

Siri and dictation

The new iPadOS 16 will also run shortcuts without needing any additional set-up. Also, the users will be able to add emojis while they are sending a message.

Also, with the iPadOS 16, users will be able to skip out on the confirmation and directly hang up by simply saying, “Hey Siri, hang up!”

With Dictation, iPad users will get access to a variety of new on-device experiences. Users will either be able to directly type using the keyboard or write with the exclusive app, Scribble, and the QuickType suggestions for channeling the easy dictation process.

M1 Exclusive features

For the users who have access to the latest Apple iPads with the M1 chipset and up, the iPadOS 16 will introduce a variety of exclusive features, including:

  • Reference mode
  • Display zoom
  • Virtual memory swap
  • Stage manager
  • External display support

Now, that concludes all the important features that the users can expect from the iPadOS 16. Whether or not more features will be added to the iPadOS 16 is a factor that we’d have to wait until the official release.

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By Govind
Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).

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