Earl Gibson

Small Business Owner

Freelance Artist

Earl Gibson

Small Business Owner

Freelance Artist

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What’s New in iPadOS 16.4

March 28, 2023 Design, Tech
What’s New in iPadOS 16.4

iPadOS 16.4 is the latest update for Apple’s iPad operating system. It was released on March 28, 2023, and includes a number of new features and improvements.

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Apple Pencil hover

One of the most notable new features in iPadOS 16.4 is Apple Pencil hover. This feature allows you to preview your mark at any angle before you make it in Notes and supported apps on the fourth-generation 11-inch ‌iPad‌ and the sixth-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad‌.

Emoji

iPadOS 16.4 also includes 21 new emoji, including animals, hand gestures, and objects.

Notifications for web apps

Notifications for web apps are now added to the Home Screen. This means that you can now see notifications from web apps like Gmail and Slack without having to open the app itself.

Duplicates album in Photos

The Duplicates album in Photos now expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library.

VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app

VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app allows you to use VoiceOver to navigate maps and get weather information.

Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected

A new Accessibility setting allows you to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected. This can help to reduce eye strain and headaches.

Fixes an issue with Apple Pencil responsiveness that may occur while drawing or writing in the Notes app

A fix for an issue that could impact ‌Apple Pencil‌ responsiveness when drawing or writing in the notes app is included in iPadOS 16.4.

Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent’s device

A fix for an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent’s device is included in iPadOS 16.4.

Addresses issues where Matter-compatible thermostats could become unresponsive when paired to Apple Home

A fix for an issue where Matter-compatible thermostats could become unresponsive when paired to Apple Home is included in iPadOS 16.4.

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In addition to these new features, iPadOS 16.4 also includes a number of bug fixes and improvements. For more information, please see the release notes on Apple’s website.

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