During the Apple September Special Event, Apple did announce the all new iPadOS. It is the very first iPad specific Operating System. Aiming at optimising iPad performance and productivity. iPadOS is an iPad only OS, which means, this year, you will not be able to install iOS 13.1 on your iPad. Instead, you will be downloading and installing iPadOS.
iPadOS contains a lot of new features which is for improving the productivity on iPad. Until now, iPad used to run on iOS only. Which is a mobile operating system and restricts a lot of features and options which can be used and implemented on the iPad.
With the help of the all-new iPadOS 13, you will be able to do things which were never possible before. Maybe, in some cases, with the help of Jailbreak, you could do some tasks.
iPadOS 13 Compatible Devices
Before we begin with downloading and installation of iPadOS 13, let us first check if your iPad is eligible for the upgrade. Every year, as Apple releases the newer version of its operating systems, it drops support for some older devices. It is because of the lack of compatibility from them.
Below are the iPads which will be getting the iPadOS 13 update:
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
- iPad Pro 11 (2018)
- iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
- iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)
- iPad Air (2019)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad (2018)
- iPad (2017)
- iPad Mini (2019)
- iPad Mini 4
Is your iPad listed above, well, good! It means that you can upgrade your iPad to iPadOS 13 and optimise your productivity as well. In case, your iPad is not above; you will not be able to update to iPadOS 13.1. iOS 12 will be the latest software version for your iPad and the last software update as well.
Preparing for iPadOS 13.1
Before we begin with download iPadOS, let us ensure a few measures to ensure complete protection of your iPad. It will ensure that in case things go wrong, your data is protected, including messages and photos.
To do so, you will have to make a complete back-up of your iPad. You can back-up your iPad to either iCloud or on your computer via iTunes.
There are few things to keep in mind, and you should have a high-speed internet connection. As the update file is vast, a high-speed internet connection will help you to decrease the download time. Also, you need to ensure that your iPad is 50% charges.
So, you can put your iPad to charge while the update file is downloading. By doing so, you will not have to wait for your iPad to charge 50% and update.
How to Download iPadOS 13.1
If your iPad is compatible with the iPadOS 13 updates, we can move ahead now. The method to update to iPadOS is pretty simple. The process is similar to a regular software update. Let us take a look at how to download iPadOS 13.1 on your iPad.
Step 1 : Go to Settings on your iPad
Step 2 : Tap on General > Software Update
Step 3 : Wait for the OS to load the update via over-the-air (OTA)
Step 4 : Now, tap on Download and Install to install iPadOS 13.1
That is it. Now, once the update is downloaded, you can easily go ahead and install iPadOS.
As you know, iPadOS is the all new iPad specific operating system. Which means a lot more that can be done using your iPad. We did cover all the iPadOS feature earlier, you can read read about latest iPadOS feature here.
Updating to iPadOS will in every manner help you to do more with your iPad. I am very excited to use iPadOS on my iPad Pro and do a lot more things.