Today is the day of iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura: the new operating systems for iPad and Mac will be available for download today, Monday 24 October. As always, the release time will be around 19:00 – if you are in a hurry to upload, then point your clock at seven to remind you to update.
So let’s see what are the main innovations of the two operating systems, compatible devices, and how to update them.
With iPadOS 16, the iPad operating system becomes more than just iOS 16 stretched to fit the size of Apple tablets – however, Stage Manager, one of the coolest features won’t be available for all models.
Stage Manager is the new multitasking system, which groups the active apps in a column to the side, allowing you to quickly switch between them. Stage Manager will only be compatible with the latest iPad Air models ( 5th generation ) and the latest 11 “and 12.9” iPad Pro models (those launched from 2018 onwards ).
Support for external monitors, another highly anticipated novelty, will also be available only for the most recent iPad Air and the most recent iPad Pro, launched on September 18th.
For all the other iPads, however, there are interesting changes, mainly linked to a renewal of the apps: new versions of Weather, Calendar, and Files, in addition to all the new functions already seen with iOS 16.
- iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen)
- iPad Pro 11 (3rd gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (4th gen)
- iPad Pro 11 (2nd gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd gen)
- iPad Pro 11 (1st gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (1st gen)
- iPad Pro 10.5
- iPad Pro 9.7
- iPad (9th gen)
- iPad (8th gen)
- iPad (7th gen)
- iPad (6th gen)
- iPad (5th gen)
- iPad mini (6th gen)
- iPad mini (5th gen)
- iPad Air (4th gen)
- iPad Air (3rd gen)
How to update to iPadOS 16
To update to iPadOS 16, simply open Settings and from the General section click on Software Update.
When the update is available, just click Download and Install to start the update. If you have a supported iPad but don’t see iPadOS 16 yet, you just have to wait: starting at 19:00, within a few hours at most, it will be available to everyone.
macOS 13 Ventura
macOS Ventura shares with iPadOS 16 one of the most important innovations, namely Stage Manager, the new window management system designed for multitasking.
Then there is news for Continuity, which also allows you to use the iPhone as a webcam, the Active Text function that recognizes the text within the images, Passkey is the Apple system that will replace passwords with unique digital keys, and then more news for Spotlight, Mail, Safari and much more.
- MacBook Air: 2018 onwards (2015 Monterey)
- MacBook Pro: 2017 onwards (2015 Monterey)
- MacBook: 2017 onwards (2016 Monterey)
- iMac Pro 2017
- iMac: 2017 onwards (2015 Monterey)
- Mac mini: 2018 onwards (2014 Monterey)
- Mac Studio
- Mac Pro 2019 (2013 Monterey)
How to update to macOS 13 Ventura
To update to macOS, just go to System Preferences and click on Software Update.
When the update is available, just click Download and Install to start the update. If you have a supported Mac but you don’t see macOS Ventura, you just have to wait: starting from 19:00, within a few hours at the most, it will be available for everyone.
Also, read about Apple Makes iOS 16.1 Beta 5
Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.