What’s new in iOS 14.2 for iPad

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Lastly. After a number of months of ready, the long-awaited iOS 14.2 replace is out there since yesterday. Though the press launch says that there are 100 excellent options, the reality is that (at the very least in my view) the novelty that I most anticipated was multitasking: the iPad was screaming for it. The significance of different new options is relative, since AirPlay video streaming is simply attention-grabbing for Apple TV homeowners, and AirPrint printing help is presently restricted to sure HP printers.

What do I have to do to replace to iOS 14.2? First, replace iTunes to the newest model 13.1. After the replace, we join our iPad through USB to the pc, we synchronize it to avoid wasting a backup copy of our information, and we click on on the “Examine for replace” button. From there we may have a few home windows to verify the replace course of. iTunes will obtain the brand new firmware and proceed to put in it on the iPad. In my explicit case, your complete course of took a very long time, on account of synchronization, however the firmware replace was a lot quicker. In the long run, iOS 14.2 was put in, and the wallpaper had modified.


We went to see the information. As I say, a very powerful is primary multitasking help. It must be famous that multitasking doesn’t work the identical as on a desktop pc, the place the window is hidden and the appliance continues to reside in reminiscence. The philosophy in iOS is to make use of the least potential quantity of assets, that are restricted, together with reminiscence. If there have been many duties open on the identical time, it will be over, or the disk must be used to paginate the reminiscence. The answer proposed by iOS is that the working system will notify the purposes which might be going to go to the background, which should save their state, to get better it once they return to the foreground. If they don’t seem to be programmed to help multitasking, activating them once more will restart them.

How do you utilize multitasking? It is very straightforward, you simply should press the “Exit” button twice in a row. A menu will seem on the backside of the display with icons of just lately run purposes and within the background. To alter the lively software, we merely choose it from that menu. To return, observe the identical process: press the (bodily) button “Exit” twice and choose the lively software. This “activity bar” is navigable: new purposes will seem to the correct, however to the left there are numerous controls, the primary ones being sound.

IOS 14.2 brings a elementary change: the orientation lock (bodily) button, situated subsequent to the amount up / down buttons, on this model of the working system turns into sound on / off. So how will we block the spin now? Utilizing the “activity bar”: the orientation lock icon seems to the left of the sound controls.
The following factor I used to be anticipating like rain in Might for the iPad is folder help. Till now, every software has its personal icon on the desktop. If you’re an intensive consumer of the iPad, and you put in many purposes, it’s essential to navigate by way of a number of screens till you attain the corresponding software. iOS 14.2 brings the folders that had been already accessible on the iPhone and iPod Contact with iOS 14.1. How do folders work? Folders are groupings of purposes. To group the purposes, we press for a number of seconds the icon of an software, as if we had been going to maneuver it. As soon as the icons on the desktop begin to “dance”, we drag the icon of 1 software on high of one other: iOS will create a folder with each purposes. It is going to additionally mechanically identify the folder, if the grouped purposes share a standard class (eg video games). Whenever you press the folder, it should open, displaying the icons of the grouped purposes (as seen within the picture).

These three are for me essentially the most exceptional traits. Then there are different minor particulars. For instance, the e-mail reader “Mail” now teams conversations (Gmail-style), making it simpler to trace message threads. The Safari browser now reveals the variety of open “tabs” they usually have modified the web page’s actions icon, from the “+” to the “motion” icon – an arrow popping out of a field. That motion icon now reveals the choice to “Print” (performance that I’ve not but been capable of check). iOS 14.2 additionally brings help for Recreation Middle, a social community for players (meant to make it simpler to play with different individuals).

The query that a number of individuals who requested yesterday on Twitter was if there was an enchancment within the basic efficiency of the iPad. My impression is that it improves barely, however it’s a subjective notion. The place it has not improved notably has been within the second era iPod Contact, which for the reason that transition from iOS 13.2 to 14.0 has deteriorated its efficiency in a really evident manner (and in reality, if I don’t put it in airplane mode, it should run out of battery, I think about some error that doesn’t disable wifi), and iOS 14.2 isn’t any exception.

Anyway. The replace to iOS 14.2 is free. Contemplating the enhancements it brings, updating the iPad is sort of a should.

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