At WWDC today Apple revealed a collection of iPad-specific abilities coming to iOS 11, including a new customizable dock that can be accessed from any screen, multitasking features, new app switcher, and support for Drag and Drop.

ios 11 ipad update

iOS 11 makes multitasking on iPad even more powerful with a new customizable Dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen, and a redesigned app switcher makes it easier to move between pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over.

From the new dock, apps can be dragged and instantly added into Slide Over view, where users can drag images, text, URLs and more across a variety of different apps. A new QuickType keyboard will be more productive as well, with users able to get access to different punctuation within specific key bindings.

Top Rated Comments

DakotaGuy Avatar
92 months ago
This is a good update for the iPad. Finally giving it features it's needed for a long time so it's a lot more then just a big iPhone. I like it. Hopefully my iPad Air 2 will be able to run many of these features and it won't be iPad Pro only.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KALLT Avatar
92 months ago
Suddenly: BOOM! A tonne of iPad features. Didn’t see that coming.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DUIduckSAUCE Avatar
92 months ago
Best news of the day
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blodyholy Avatar
92 months ago
Very, very needed and cool. I wonder which iPads will support all of these features.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
92 months ago
Suddenly: BOOM! A tonne of iPad features. Didn’t see that coming.
Then you haven't been paying attention. This is certainly welcomed news, but big iPad iOS updates have been rumoured to be coming soon for a year.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
92 months ago
This is great news!
I might install a beta on my iPP for the first time. In case things go bad, is it possible to revert back to the previous version?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 18 CarPlay Feature

iOS 18 Adds These 5 New Features to CarPlay

Thursday June 13, 2024 7:44 am PDT by
Apple did not mention CarPlay during its WWDC keynote this week, but iOS 18 includes a handful of new features for the in-car software. Overall, there is not a whole lot new for CarPlay on iOS 18, with changes seemingly limited to the Messages and Settings apps so far. Below, we recap everything new for CarPlay on iOS 18. New for CarPlay on iOS 18 1. Contact Photos in Messages App...
iOS 18 Wallet Feature

Here's What's New in Apple Wallet on iOS 18 for Event Tickets and More

Friday June 14, 2024 7:32 am PDT by
iOS 18 includes a handful of enhancements to the Wallet app on the iPhone, with new features for Apple Pay, Apple Cash, event tickets, and more. Below, we outline everything new for the Wallet app on iOS 18, based on information from Apple's press release and a WWDC 2024 coding session. Redesigned Event Tickets Event tickets have an all-new design in the Wallet app on iOS 18, complete...
maxresdefault

First Look at Messages via Satellite in iOS 18

Thursday June 13, 2024 11:29 am PDT by
Apple has been gradually expanding its suite of satellite connectivity features for iPhone, and iOS 18 brings a significant new one in the form of Messages via satellite. The feature allows users to send and receive iMessages and SMS texts, including emoji and Tapbacks, while out of range of cellular and Wi-Fi networks. CNET met up with Apple's senior director of platform product marketing,...
iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

You Can Give Siri a New Name With iOS 18's Vocal Shortcuts

Friday June 14, 2024 4:33 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 18 added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature, and now that iOS 18 is available in a beta capacity, users have figured out that this option can be used to give Siri a new wake word. With Vocal Shortcuts, you can assign a custom phrase that Siri can understand to launch shortcuts and complete "complex tasks," and one of the shortcuts you can set up is an alternative for "Hey...