The new Apple iPadOS 16 will be available from October 24. Whether you have the latest iPads or older generations, you can update your iPad to iPadOS 16. Here’s a list of compatible iPads that will receive the iPadOS 16 update.
Apple traditionally maintains compatibility of devices from experimental stages to stable versions of the operating system, which should ensure security patches for these iPads—at least until iPadOS 17 arrives in September 2023.
iPadOS 16: Which iPads are compatible with Apple’s update?
Here’s a list of iPads compatible with iPadOS 16:
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th generation)
- iPad Mini (5th and 6th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd, 4th and 5th generation)
To find out if your model is among the iPads receiving the latest software version update, simply go to Settings > General > About, this way you can check your model name. Another option is to access the software settings for updates, by clicking Settings > Software Update. good luck!
iPadOS 16 release date and availability
After a long time in the testing phase and some delays, iPadOS 16 was finally officially updated on October 24, which marks the arrival of the new iPad Pro 2022 and iPad 2022 in stores. You can learn more about the key software features of Apple tablets in our iPadOS 16 guide.
Have you already updated your iPad to iPadOS 16? What do you think about the new OS version?