iPadOS 15.4 Update Released with Universal Control, Download Now

Mar 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment

iPadOS 15.4 and iOS 15.4

Apple has released iPadOS 15.4 for iPad, along with iOS 15.4 for iPhone, and macOS Monterey 12.3 for Mac.

iPadOS 15.4 includes support for Universal Control, the feature which allows sharing a mouse and keyboard between a Mac and iPad, support for Face ID with a mask, a gender neutral Siri voice option, iCloud Keychain notes, an Apple Card widget, along with dozens of new Emoji icons including a troll, pouring glass, coral reef, pregnant man, person with crown, beans, and much more.

How to Download & Update to iPadOS 15.4 on iPad

Be sure to backup iPad to iCloud, Finder, or iTunes before updating system software.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPad
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Select “Software Update”
  4. Select to “Download and Install” for iPadOS 15.4 when it is available
  5. iPadOS 15.4 update

Installing iPadOS 15.4 will require the iPad to restart.

Users can also choose to update their devices through Finder or iTunes, or with IPSW.

iPadOS 15.4 IPSW Download Links

iPadOS 15.4 Release Notes

Release notes for iPadOS 15.4 are:

Universal Control
* Universal Control allows you to use a single mouse and keyboard across iPad and Mac
* Text can be typed on either iPad or Mac and you can drag and drop files between them

* New emoji including faces, hand gestures, and household objects
* Handshake emoji allows you to choose separate skin tones for each hand

* SharePlay sessions can be initiated directly from supported apps

* Siri can provide time and date information while offline on iPad Pro with A12Z Bionic and later
* Siri now includes an additional voice, expanding the diversity of options

This release also includes the following enhancements for your iPad:
* Volume controls can be set to adjust as you rotate your iPad, on iPad (5th generation and newer), iPad mini (4th and 5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Air (3rd and 4th generation), and iPad Pro
* iCloud custom email domains can be managed from Settings
* Safari webpage translation adds support for Italian and Chinese (Traditional)
* Podcasts app adds episode filters for seasons, played, unplayed, saved, or downloaded episodes
* News offers enhanced discovery of audio content in the Today feed and Audio tab
* Camera in keyboard can be used to add text to Notes and Reminders
* Shortcuts adds support for tags in Reminders; add, remove, or query tags when creating and editing Shortcuts
* Security recommendations can now be hidden
* Saved passwords can now include your own notes in Settings

This release also includes bug fixes for your iPad:
* Keyboard may insert period between typed numbers
* News widgets in Today View may not open articles when tapped
* Photos and videos may not sync to iCloud Photo Library
* Speak Screen Accessibility feature may quit unexpectedly within the Books app
* Live Listen may not turn off when switched off in Control Center

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Separately, Apple also released macOS Monterey 12.3 for Mac, iOS 15.4 for iPhone, watchOS 8.5 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 15.4 for Apple TV.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, News

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