Stage Manager in iPadOS 16 Now Optimized for Instagram and Other iPhone Apps

Stage Manager on iPadOS 16 is now optimized for iPhone apps on the iPad, letting users use apps made for the smaller iPhone screen as individual windows on M1-powered iPads while using Stage Manager.

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With the release of iPadOS 16 beta 3, Apple is now allowing iPhone apps to run as individual windows in Stage Manager. This means popular iPhone apps that have no iPad app, such as Instagram, can achieve a semi-normal user experience thanks to the new multitasking interface.

Stage Manager is one of the biggest new features for iPadOS 16, letting users have overlapping app windows. Stage Manager on iPadOS 16 is only available on the latest iPad Air and the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros with M1. Apple says that only iPads with the power of M1 can run Stage Manager.

iPadOS 16, alongside iOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9, will be released to the public this fall.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16

Top Rated Comments

44267547 Avatar
6 weeks ago

Rather big if true, I wouldn’t use instagram on the iPad otherwise.
I wouldn’t use Instagram…..at all. :D
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mozumder Avatar
6 weeks ago
Insane that Instagram still doesn't have an iPad app.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
6 weeks ago
Honestly, that's seriously pathetic. Running instagram in a tiny window on a 12.9" expensive iPad...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dz5b609 Avatar
6 weeks ago

Rather big if true, I wouldn’t use instagram on the iPad otherwise.
Big would be an Instagram iPad app, this is just finetuning for stage manager.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zedsdead Avatar
6 weeks ago
Facebook/Meta/Instagram and Googles purposeful neglect and hostility toward iPad and iPad apps (if they even have them) is utterly ridiculous.

Even with Apple doing an end around for google docs in safari, for example, it still cant scroll in google sheets with the trackpad.

Can’t stand this nonsense.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
6 weeks ago

Honestly, that's seriously pathetic. Running instagram in a tiny window on a 12.9" expensive iPad...
Or your 27* inch Screen haha
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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