September 18, 2023
iPadOS 17 is now available
iPadOS 17 brings new levels of personalisation and versatility to iPad, and is available today as a free software update. Below are some of the updates that can be useful in school.
Users can now customise the Lock Screen with widgets, quickly access notes and calendar events, and expressive their individual styles. Interactive widgets take glanceable information further with the ability to get tasks done right in the moment with just a tap, directly from the Lock Screen or Home Screen.
Working with PDFs on iPad is easier than ever. Coming later this year, AutoFill identifies and fills fields in forms, allowing users to quickly add details such as names, addresses, and emails from Contacts. Notes also offers new ways to organise, read, annotate, and collaborate on PDFs, and now lets users quickly link one note to another.
Stage Manager adds more flexibility to the positioning of windows and offers the ability to use an external display camera for FaceTime and conference calls. With Profiles in Safari, teachers and pupils can keep their browsing separate between topics like work and personal.
Freeform gets new drawing tools and adds Follow Along to guide collaborators around the board, and Keyboard brings big improvements to autocorrect, allowing users to enter text faster, easier, and more accurately than ever before.
iPadOS 17 is available for iPad (6th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation and later).
Updates are subject to Local Authority authorisation. Some features may not be available in all areas.
Visit apple.com/ipados/ipados-17 or reach out to a member of the national or your local authority team for more information