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iPadOS 13.1 is already with us, with a new home screen, improved Split View, external drive support and more! [atualizado]

As you probably saw, Apple has just released iOS 13.1 for iPhones / iPods touch with lots of bugs and bug fixes. Next to him has just arrived the iPadOS 13.1 (build 17A844, slightly ahead of beta 4); essentially we are talking about the same system, but with different names so we can distinguish its features and capabilities on smartphones and tablets.

Probably due to some initial issues, Apple preferred not to launch iPadOS 13.0 yes, tablets are getting this version 13.1 directly today.

We already covered the news of iOS 13 in general in the previous post, and iPadOS 13.1 also enjoys many of them (except, of course, those exclusive to iPhones and iPods touch). Here below, of course, we'll cover the exclusive news for iPads.


First, let's look at the devices that are compatible with the update:

  • 12.9 inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
  • 12.9 inch iPad Pro (2 generation)
  • 12.9 inch iPad Pro (1 generation)
  • 11 inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5 inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7 inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4


As with all other release posts, we've made an overview of the most notable news from iPadOS 13 below. If you want to dive into the minutiae of changes, just browse our system tag and check our previous posts about it with them, you You may have a much broader idea of ‚Äč‚Äčwhat awaits you.

Slide over and Split view

Multitasking on iPadOS 13 with Slide Over

IPad's two productivity features have become even more powerful. O Slide over has gained its own multitasking ie you can switch between apps in the floating window by simply swiping at the bottom (or by accessing the multitasking screen to choose the desired app).

IPadOS 13 Screenshot

J a Split view It now allows you to open multiple windows of the same application, allowing you to edit, for example, two notes at the same time. The feature may even be adopted by third party apps.

Expos App

IPadOS 13 Screenshot

To make life even easier for users, you can tap any app in the Dock on the multitasking screen so that the system shows all open instances of that app bringing the iPad even closer to a ‚Äúregular‚ÄĚ computer.

Home screen

Dark Mode iPad Home Screen on iPadOS 13

In iPadOS 13, the icons have been resized to take up less space and give a higher information density to the home screen (but you can reverse this change if you want). In addition, you can slide the first page to the right to access your widgets when the iPad is in landscape mode this is horizontal.

Apple pencil

Even without a hardware change, Apple has managed to make the Apple Pencil even better: on iPadOS 13, the peripheral gains lower latency and new tools, such as a new quick-fit menu that can be resized and pinned to any corner of the screen. . You can also capture an entire web page, document or email and make markups on it quickly.


MacOS Catalina Sidecar Feature with MacBook Pro Screen Extended on iPad Pro

This is a feature intended primarily for macOS, but it has its key here: it is the tool that extends the Mac tool on the iPad, integrating with Apple Pencil. We talk more about him here.

External Files and Drives

One of the most requested features by users has been answered by Apple: iPadOS 13 allows you to connect external drives, such as HDDs or thumb drives, and transfer files to and from the system. The most thoughtful feature for iPads Pro, with its USB-C ports, but works also on other tablets of the line and also on iPhones, although Apple has not stressed this in the presentation keynote of iOS 13.

The feature is compatible with third party applications, so you can import your files directly to anywhere you want as a photo album sent directly to Lightroom, for example, without any intermediary.

App Files on iPadOS 13

Keeping up with the news, of course the Files app had to change too. And that's exactly what happened: On iPadOS 13, the app brings previews and metadata files directly into the main view, including quick edit options without leaving its interface. The iCloud Drive sidebar now also shows external servers connected to the iPad in question.


The system features a series of thoughtful gestures to make you work with text more easily. You can select a block of text by dragging your fingers on it, dragging the cursor with multiple fingers, or selecting a word, phrase, or paragraph with two, three, or four touches, respectively.

There are also new copying and pasting gestures by simply making the inward or outward gesture of the pin respectively with three fingers. You can still undo your last action with three fingers to the left.


The iPad browser has taken another step towards ‚ÄúDesktopization‚ÄĚ and now it shows the sites just like a computer with no mobile version or anything. This makes even complex pages, such as editing a Google Docs document or a WordPress post, load correctly and without compatibility errors.

The new Safari for iPad also has its own download manager, quickly accessible from the top bar of the app. You can tap on any file to open it or locate it in the Downloads folder of the Files app.


Custom Fonts on iPadOS 13

This is for plant designers: iPadOS 13 supports external sources, which can be downloaded or purchased from the App Store. Apple has already partnered with major vendors, such as Adobe, to provide you with a very broad catalog of options.

Now that you know the news of the new system and have checked to see if your iPad is compatible with it, just install it. If you don't know where to start, just access our tutorial and follow the instructions.

Enjoy! ūüėä And, of course, be sure to share your experiences below as soon as the new experience begins.

Update by Rafael Fischmann 09/24/2019 14:53

Apple recently posted a kind of commercial on YouTube showing ‚ÄúEverything you can do with iPadOS‚ÄĚ some highlights, of course.

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