Saturday, September 23

iPadOS 17 brings new levels of privacy and versatility to iPad, and is available today as a free software update.

Users can now customize the lock screen with stunning wallpapers, new ways to display your favorite photos, and expressive fonts and colors to personalize the look of the date and time. Interactive widgets take at-a-glance information to perform tasks in real-time with a touch directly from the lock screen or home screen.

Messages brings search updates and offers users new ways to express themselves, including stickers with new emoji stickers and the ability to create live stickers by taking subjects from photos. In FaceTime, users can leave an audio or video message when someone doesn’t answer a call and activate a response with simple hand gestures. Powered by Continuity Camera, users can use the camera and microphone on iPad to make a video call directly from Apple TV, or start the call on iPad and then hand it over to Apple TV.

Working with PDFs on iPad is easier than ever. Later this year, AutoFill will automatically populate fields, allowing users to quickly add details such as names, addresses and emails from contacts. Notes offers new ways to organize, read, annotate and collaborate on PDFs and now allows users to quickly link one note to another.

The health app comes to the iPad with an optimized design for the larger display. HealthKit enables developers to create health and fitness experiences with strong privacy and data security protocols that incorporate the data users choose to share.

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Platform Manager adds more flexibility to Windows layout and provides the ability to use an external display camera for FaceTime and conference calls. With profiles in Safari, users can keep their browsing separate between topics such as work and personal. Freeform gets new drawing tools and adds Follow Along to guide collaborators across the board, and brings major improvements to keyboard auto-correction, allowing users to enter text faster, easier and more accurately than ever before.


Warren is a tech expert and writer who focuses on Apple products. He has been writing about the iPhone since it was first released in 2007, and he has continued to follow the company's releases and updates closely. He has also written about other Apple products, including the iPad, Apple TV, and Mac computers.