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Build Apps for Swift Playgrounds

Those interested in learning programming can use the Swift Playgrounds app on their iPad. With iPadOS 15, one can also build apps for iPhone and iPad using the Swift Playgrounds app. The app now supports auto-code completion, which shows a live preview of how the app you are developing will look in real-time.

Explore Spotlight Search

Spotlight Search is becoming more powerful with the iPadOS 15 update. The movie and TV shows integration is now built-in. Simply search for a movie or TV show, and Spotlight will deliver all the results on the same interface. One can also search for photos by typing the location or people’s names in the Spotlight. The Contacts menu also receives a nice visual makeover showing more information at a glance.

Use Translate App on iPad

Apple’s answer to Google Translate makes its debut on the iPad with iPadOS 15. It blends perfectly with the Apple ecosystem and delivers a better experience than rivals. Apple Translate comes with an auto-detect feature so that it can identify and translate text to your native language. You can hold the text in any app, and the translate menu will appear at the top.

Use Tab Groups in Safari

Are you someone dealing with dozens of tabs in the Safari browser? If so, you will surely appreciate Tab Groups in Safari. Tab Groups let you create different tab groups in the Safari browser based on relevance. For example, you can create a Tab Group for Social and add all your social tabs. Create multiple tab groups and clear the tabs mess from Safari.

Use Focus Mode

With constant notifications from dozens of app, you can easily get distracted when writing a detailed essay or watching the latest Ted Lasso episode on iPad. Apple’s new Focus mode is here to rescue. You can enable Focus mode from the Control Centre and turn off notifications from certain apps and specific people. By default, Apple offers several Focus profiles such as Work, Home, Driving, and more. But you can always go ahead and create a custom one such as Writing, Yoga, etc., based on your needs. What’s more? Focus mode comes with automation as well. You can automatically enable Focus mode based on your time, location, or when opening a specific app. The possibilities are endless here.

Universal Control

Universal Control demo got the loudest digital cheer at the WWDC. It lets you use your MacBook trackpad and keyboard to control your iPad magically. Just place the iPad beside the MacBook and try to use the trackpad on Mac to navigate the OS on the iPad. One can also drag and drop files between the two devices using the Universal Control. Universal Control can be boon for someone switching between MacBook and iPad frequently to get work done. Needless to say, this is our favorite iPadOS 15 trick, though you’ll have to wait until macOS Monterey is released later this fall to enjoy it.

Install Safari Extensions

Safari in iPadOS already supports ad-blocker extensions from the App Store. With the iPadOS 15 update, third-party developers can bring more extensions to the App Store. Similar to macOS, you can download and install relevant extensions for Safari from the App Store to further improve the browsing experience.

New Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple is introducing global keyboard shortcuts in iPadOS 15 that will work across the OS. You can access most of the new global shortcuts by holding the Globe button on your iPad’s keyboard.

Set Reminders

Reminder on messaging apps has been one of the most sought-after features and finally, you can use it on Telegram. Recently, WhatsApp partnered with Any.do to bring Reminders, however, Telegram has implemented this feature natively. Though there is one lingering issue. You can only set reminders in the “Saved Messages” section. Type out the task and tap and hold the “send” button. Here, choose “set a reminder” and pick your date and time. Telegram will send a reminder notification just like Google Calendar or other task management apps. While the feature is good, we would have loved it more had it been available for user chats too.

Quick GIF and YouTube Search

So you want to quickly send a GIF or a YouTube link without leaving the Telegram app? Just type @gif or @youtube and enter your search query. Instantly, you will find the desired results in the chat screen itself. That’s absolutely great and we love to see this kind of deep third-party integration with popular services.