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iPadOS 18 Supported Devices: A Comprehensive List

iPadOS 18 Supported Devices: A Comprehensive List

Posted June 11, 2024 at 5:19pm by iClarified
iPadOS 18 is the latest operating system for iPads, that enhances the user experience with new intelligence features, handwriting tools, a calculator app, and much more. If you're wondering whether your iPad will support iPadOS 18, you've come to the right place. Below, we've compiled a comprehensive list of all the iPads compatible with iPadOS 18.

Why Upgrade to iPadOS 18?

Before diving into the list of supported devices, let's explore why upgrading to iPadOS 18 is beneficial. The new OS includes:
● Apple Intelligence: This new personal intelligence system integrates generative models with personal context to deliver useful and relevant intelligence. It's deeply integrated into iPadOS 18, iOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, leveraging the power of Apple silicon and the Neural Engine.
● Calculator App: For the first time, iPad gets a dedicated Calculator app with Math Notes, allowing users to write or type mathematical expressions and see them solved instantly.
● Enhanced Handwriting Tools: Smart Script in the Notes app enhances handwriting, making it more fluid and easier to edit with Apple Pencil.
● Customizable Home Screen and Control Center: New ways to personalize the Home Screen, app icons, and Control Center.
● Redesigned Photos App: The biggest redesign yet, offering new ways to organize and enjoy your photo library.
● Enhanced Messaging: New text formatting and animated text effects in Messages.

List of iPadOS 18 Supported Devices

● iPad Pro (M4)
● iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
● iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
● iPad Air (M2)
● iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
● iPad (7th generation and later)
● iPad mini (5th generation and later)

How to Check Your iPad Model

If you're unsure about your iPad model, follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.
2. Tap on "General."
3. Tap on "About."
4. Look for the "Model Name" and "Model Number."

How to Update to iPadOS 18

Currently, iPadOS 18 is only available to developers in beta, ahead of a public release in Fall 2024. However, if you have a compatible device, updating to iPadOS 18 is straightforward:

1. Back Up Your iPad: Use iCloud or iTunes to back up your data.
2. Connect to Wi-Fi: Ensure your iPad is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
3. Go to Settings: Open the Settings app.
4. Tap on "General": Then select "Software Update."
5. Download and Install: Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install iPadOS 18.

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iPadOS 18 Supported Devices: A Comprehensive List
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toefl@mailinator.com - June 11, 2024 at 9:06pm
This list looks somewhat incorrect.. why is iPad Air M1 missing? Is it part of iPad Air (3rd generation and later)? Why say iPad Air M2 separately?
iClarified - June 12, 2024 at 5:30pm
Not sure why Apple decided to break the M2 iPad Air out, perhaps due to the new 13-inch model. The M1 iPad Air is the fifth generation iPad Air and is compatible with iPadOS 18.
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