Five features that should set iPadOS 16 apart from iOS


In preparation for WWDC 2022, I’d want to see five new features added to iPadOS 16.

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At WWDC 2021, I found that iPadOS 15 was really a rehashed version of iOS 14, with widgets on the home screen.

In terms of my iPad experience, the new Focus function and enhanced multitasking choices were a great addition, but they fell short of my expectations. Due to my dissatisfaction with the new features on the MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019), I chose to upgrade to the MacBook Pro 14-inch (2020).


There’s a strong likelihood that iPadOS 16 will be released at WWDC 2022, which takes place on June 6. Apple is expected to differentiate its platform from iOS with capabilities that are not only specific to the iPad but also demonstrate why the ‘Pro’ is part of the name.

Here are my top five wishlist items for iPadOS 16 in this light.

External monitor support.

Many iPad owners, including myself, have been clamouring for this functionality for some time now. To use an iPad as a display, you must connect it to a screen with a resolution that does not match your monitor’s capabilities.


We’ve reached the point when working across two or three screens is the norm. Mac OS X 10.9 or Windows 10 support programme and window switching between these monitors.

However, this is not feasible on iPadOS. Whenever an iPad is plugged into a monitor, we’ll see a second multitasking window appear. Swiping an app to another display will allow it to show in the monitor’s native resolution.

The lock screen has been redesigned.


There are aspects of iPadOS that seem to be iPhone features that have been enlarged. Siri was guilty of this for years, but with iPadOS 13, it was downsized in a condensed menu such that it no longer took up the whole screen.

This should be applied to the lock screen as well. There is a lot of wasted space, particularly on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, despite the enhanced alerts in iPadOS 15.

A widget should be shown at least, possibly with the option to add a second one if desired. When you wake the screen, you may slide to the left to see several widgets, however it would be wonderful if they appeared as quickly as possible.


A third option is to record a call with more than one person on the other end.

Many content providers, particularly those who create podcasts, have long complained about this issue. FaceTime, Skype, and other services allow you to participate in group conversations, but there has been no method to record everyone independently.

To produce an episode of a podcast, many individuals use this method of capturing their thoughts and observations.


There is currently no method to achieve this on iPadOS.

To make editing a podcast simpler, let’s take a look at a method for recording numerous persons on a call and saving them all as distinct files.

With just this one adjustment, the iPad might become a mobile podcasting machine, capable of recording guests, transferring the file to Garageband or Ferrite, and finally storing the completed podcast as a file suitable for uploading to a service provider.


Final Cut Pro

iMovie and Luma Digital can edit your video projects, but some content makers prefer the additional power and functionality of a programme like Final Cut.

iMovie is only accessible on the macOS operating system as Apple’s professional edition. Apple Silicon powers the Mac and iPad, therefore many users have been hoping for a Final Cut iPad app.


It would be a great addition to the new iPadOS 16 if this feature was included, along with widgets and shortcuts. The ability to continue working on Final Cut projects from a Mac to an iPad would streamline operations since there would be no need to switch to another programme on the iPad.

Improved support for picture-in-picture (PIP).

Prior to the release of iOS 15, this was a function only available on the iPad. Despite this, the app’s functionalities have remained unchanged since its release on the iPad in iOS 9. It’s about time we made some upgrades.


As it stands, the only way to skip to a different point of the movie is to go back to the app that started the video and use the slider there.

The flexibility to position the movie wherever on the screen would also be a wonderful addition. Despite the fact that you may accomplish this to a certain extent currently, the video has been known to be obscured by an app or a menu. Holding down the command button while dragging a movie across the screen on macOS may help.

iPadOS would see an increase in use if these two features were included, particularly since YouTube has decided to make the function available to its Premium subscribers.


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