We highlight the main design changes in the user interface of iPadOS 16 & iPadOS 16 features
Apple recently presented the latest version of software related to the operating systems of its most notable products: iOS 16 (iPhone), iPadOS 16 (iPad), watchOS 9 (Apple Watch) and macOS 13 Ventura (Mac).
The company has introduced a huge number of very useful modifications, functions and features in these software iterations, but it has not neglected the design section, along with these functions, it has also renewed and redesigned the multi user interface. -elements.
As usual, year after year, from iPadízate, we have analyzed the ins and outs of the iPadOS 16 software to select a compilation highlighting the new design of a series of visual elements and functions with aesthetic changes which have landed on the new version of the operating system for iPad.
If it happens to you like me and you are a person “more software than hardware” or you just like to appreciate the art of small details, this item with the new visual changes of the functions of iPadOS 16 it will fascinate you Shall we begin?
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16 Redesigned iPadOS 16 features
Here’s a selection of the most compelling visual changes to iPadOS 16 features, tweaks, and functionality. We’ve encountered everything from stylish buttons in the Home app to a new font on the lock screen.
1. New typography
We couldn’t start with another item that wasn’t the lock screen, and that’s that Apple has totally redefined the concept of the iOS 16 lock screen. Not so much with iPadOS 16, as you can’t customize wallpapers or widgets. But at least they changed the date and time font to an aesthetically very appealing bold font.
2. UI design
Apple practically redesigned the look of the Home app UI from scratch. Most notable is the general color of buttons, panels and side menu. Whereas in iPadOS 15 these elements were white, they are now gray with white text whether or not any of the features are enabled.
When you first access the iPadOS 16 Home app, you will notice that Apple has introduced a new default wallpaper. It is a nature wallpaper in which we see a mountain and the sun at dawn. But, in addition, many other abstract, architecture and nature wallpapers are available in the home settings. Oh, and the order of the text has also been changed, putting the date at the top and the time at the bottom, although that’s a minor detail.
4. Resize Button
Finally, another of the visual changes to the functions of the Home app is a tiny button on the buttons of HomeKit-enabled home automation accessories that allows resize panels with two sizes.
To use this feature of iPadOS 16, follow these steps:
1. Tap the three-dot (…) button in the upper right corner.
of them. Select the “Change home view” option.
3. Click on the panel of one of the buttons you want to resize.
5. Finally, press the two arrows at the top right of the button of your accessory.
5. UI design in Time: Weather app for iPadOS 16
Not only did the Weather app finally land on the iPad, but it also did so with a revamped design. First of all, it has lots of animations that reflect the weather conditions of each city – and which are also present in the widgets – and they are in constant motion.
6. Grid Panels and Widgets: Weather UI design
Apple’s Weather app for iPadOS 16, just like it was with iOS 15 on the iPhone, isn’t divided into sections but is built with a sort of gallery of grid shaped and very well organized panels in which we see all the information related to the time of each locality. And it looks spectacular on the big screen of the iPad!, although we missed being able to interact more dynamically with each of the panels.
7. Side menu: Weather information boards
How could it be otherwise, the Weather app also has its own side menu. It offers configuration options, a search engine and widgets or panels with details of weather information for each city. Best of all? The background animations of these panels are also constantly moving and vary according to time and weather conditions. A visual detail that is added to improve the artistic concept of iPadOS 16.
8. Button to send and schedule emails: Email Scheduling
In fact, sadly, iPadOS 16’s Mail app hasn’t undergone any major design changes. Well, not many features have been implemented in iPadOS 16 either. mail. Now this located in the upper part, it is larger and blue in color. Much needed change.
Also, by holding down this button, we can access the new functions of iPadOS 16 to schedule the sending of emails.
9. New window management system: iPadOS 16 Scene Manager or Visual Organizer
The Visual Organizer or Scene Manager in macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16 is a system for organizing and managing the application windows that users have open. Aesthetically, for better or for worse, this is one of the big changes in iPadOS 16. It offers a system in which they appear thumbnail previews of each running application on one side and the application in use in the central area.
Unfortunately, this iPadOS 16 feature is only available on iPad models with an M1 or later processor.
10. Settings menu
The official Apple Books app for iPadOS 16 has also made some cosmetic changes to its functionality. Its settings menu is located in the lower right corner of the iPad through which we can access themes, content, search and sharing options has been renewed and has a much more minimalist look. We liked it a lot!
11. Formatting Options
By accessing the “Themes and settings” option of the Books menu, you will also find a small floating menu in the lower area to format. It has been completely redesigned compared to the previous software version and aesthetically offers very good cohesion with the general design structure of iPadOS 16.
12. Information and details: Information and details of a photograph
There are not too drastic design changes in the iPadOS 16 Photos app, but a series of very useful functions have been implemented, such as extracting subjects or capturing text from videos with Live Text . Now there are nice little details like the photo info button, which is now much more visible and more within reach.
13. Hidden and Deleted Albums
On the other hand, the Photos app now offers more privacy by locking hidden and deleted albums by default in iPadOS 16. Right next to each album is a small padlock that unlocks with Face ID or Touch ID.
14. Uploading Images
There are few changes to the UI design of Apple’s native web browsing app with iPadOS 16, but there is one small detail that we really liked and that is the new floating window to upload or download images from the web. It’s slightly different, although a little bigger than we’d like.
15. Cooperation: Collaborate on a Pages document
Apple has integrated Notes real-time collaboration functionality into the Numbers, Pages, and Keynote apps so multiple users can edit content in real time. It is a very useful function and its activation has been included in a very intuitive and non-intrusive way in compatible applications.
16. Mark messages as “Unread”: iPadOS 16 Messages app
The Messages app received some very cool features in iPadOS 16 such as integration with SharePlay or real-time collaboration. Additionally, a feature to delete recently sent messages and another option to mark messages as unread have also been included.
To mark a message as unread, you must swipe right on a conversation and press the blue button in the picture.
The most spectacular features of iOS 16 for your iPhone
There are plenty of other visual improvements to the design of UI elements in the iPadOS 16 operating system, such as a new activity section in Game Center or button customizations for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.
Anyway, these are the Most Beautifully Designed Features in iPadOS 16. The release of the new software version of Apple’s operating system is rumored to be delayed until October 2023 as software engineers work out the final details of the beta versions.