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Have you ever found yourself eagerly awaiting the latest advancements in iPad technology? Well, the wait is over! iPadOS 17 has arrived, and it's here to revolutionize your iPad experience. In this guide, we'll delve into the release details, explore the exciting features that iPadOS 17 brings to the table, and discuss how this update will transform your iPad interactions.

In this article
    1. Release date
    2. Compatible iPad Models
    1. Transfer from iPhone to iPad
    2. Lock Screen Customization
    3. Communication Upgrades in Daily Life
    4. Productivity Boost with PDF Tools

iPad iOS 17 Overview

Release date

iPadOS 17 is officially launched! The Apple stage, anticipation rising, and Tim Cook making the announcement at WWDC on June 5, 2023. It felt like waiting for the start of the most anticipated tech event around.

At long last, after months of eager waiting, September 18, 2023 arrived. Today, iPad users worldwide could finally tap the magical "Install Update" button. It was no ordinary update. It signified a celebration, a landmark achievement and a tech party for all iPad fans. Their excitement had been building and now the moment they eagerly anticipated was here.

Compatible iPad Models

The great news is that iPadOS 17 brings its wonderful features to new and older iPads. Whether your iPad is a trusted longtime companion or fresh out of the box, this operating system update has something for everyone. From seasoned veterans to shiny new additions, iPadOS 17 welcomes all with open features.

iPad Model Compatibility with iPadOS 17
iPad mini (6th generation)
iPad (10th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (5th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (9th generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch

With iPadOS 17, Apple aims to give all iPads a chance to experience its benefits. Let's take a look at what iPadOS 17 brings to make the most of our treasured tablets.

New Features of iPad iOS 17

With iPadOS 17, Apple aims to give all iPads, whether new or not, a chance to experience its benefits. Let's take a look at what iPadOS 17 brings to make the most of our treasured tablets.

  1. Personalized Lock Screen: The vibrant Lock Screen on iOS 16 gave your device personality. Now your iPad can showcase its own flair too. Live wallpapers let you set a scene, custom fonts and colors let you set the mood - make your iPad reflect you. Pick from Apple Watch-inspired backgrounds to welcome yourself in style each time you unlock.
    iPadOS 17 personalized screen
  2. Stage Manager Improvements: Stage Manager is a helpful tool for those who juggle multiple tasks at once. You can adjust the size of app windows, organize your workspace, and take advantage of cameras on additional displays. This feature significantly boosts efficiency.
  3. Live Activities and Widgets: Staying informed about current events without unlocking your phone? Now you can with Live Activities on the Lock Screen. Sports scores, travel times, and delivery statuses appear so you know what's happening as it happens. And those handy widgets you see on the Home Screen are moving to the Lock Screen too. No need to wake your device - just raise it to see interactive updates right where you left off.
  4. Enhanced PDF Tools: Hey, filling out forms and collaborating on PDFs is now easier. AutoFill identifies fields to quickly complete, reducing hassle. PDFs allow smooth teamwork, enhancing workflows.
  5. Communication Upgrades: Now your Messages app has a new look with stickers straight from photos on your iPhone. Pull people or things from pictures to make stickers. The best part? You can create Live Stickers that move. Add effects to bring messages to life. FaceTime is improving too with reactions, an external camera, and passing calls between devices. Connecting with others just got way more fun.
  6. Safari Updates: Safari now offers more ways to keep your browsing organized and efficient. Use Profiles connected to Tab Groups and Favorites to separate work from personal activities online. Besides, profiles help you switch between contexts easily. And when searching, Safari's suggestions aim to be quicker and more relevant to save you time finding what you need.
  7. Health App on iPad: Now, the Health app arrives on the iPad. Explore detailed interactive charts in depth, and developers, celebrate – HealthKit has arrived to make the most of the iPad's spacious display. Also, do not overlook the new mental health assistance options and encouragement for children to spend additional time outside.
    iPadOS 17 health app

How Will iPadOS 17 Upgrades Change Your Experience?

According to the new features above, let's talk about how these upgrades will rock your iPad world.

  1. Transfer from iPhone to iPad

    Moving between your iPhone and iPad has never been easier. Features that sync your devices keep them in step, so switching between the two is simple and smooth.

  2. Lock Screen Customization

    Your iPad's Lock Screen has become more than a gateway. It's now your digital canvas. Customize it with high-definition wallpapers that showcase our spectacular planet. Witness how this small change alters your daily experience with your iPad in a positive way.

  3. Communication Upgrades in Daily Life

    Clearer communication and more engaging video chats. Replying with ease, making fun stickers on the fly, and adding reactions to FaceTime to liven calls up.

  4. Productivity Boost with PDF Tools

    Working together on PDFs is now easier thanks to streamlined teamwork and automatic form filling. AutoFill understands what needs to be done, taking on repetitive tasks so you have additional time for meaningful work.

    iPadOS 17 pdf autofill

Transferring from Android to iPad

Considering a change from your dependable Android to the engaging iPad experience? Well, this means you can easily transfer files and documents from Android to your new iPad. Compared to iPhone-to-iPad transfer, Android-to-iPad will be harder for you as an Android owner. Well, we have you covered! MobileTrans is a cross-platform tool that will help you transfer from Android to iPad easily and securely .

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Android Users Also Have Access to iPadOS 17!

  • • No data loss. No data leaks.
  • • Support various data, including passwords, photos, videos, contacts and various apps.
  • • Support transferring from Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, Android to Android and iPhone to iPhone.
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Here’s a step-by-step guide to using MobileTrans to transfer messages, contacts, photos and videos from Android to iPad OS 17. All you need is your Android, a PC and your new iPadOS 17. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Install MobileTrans App.

Check your device compatibility and download our program, MobileTrans. Click the “Download”, follow the instructions and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Select “Phone Transfer”.

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For phone data like your images, videos, and contacts, select “Phone to Phone.” to transfer. Here the iPad is regarded as a phone-like device.

Step 3: Decide the data to transfer to the iPad and get started.

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Ensure your source (Android) and Destination (iPadOS 17) are connected to your PC via a USB cable. Select the content to copy and select “Start.” After a few minutes, the transfer will be completed.


Finally, we've explored the release details, compatible models, and exciting new features of iPadOS 17. You can personalize your Lock Screen, use enhanced PDF tools more easily, or benefit from improved communication. This update significantly changes your experience. Don’t forget to use MobileTrans and follow our step-by-step guide to transfer your phone data as you upgrade to the new iPad OS 17. Ready to get started? Download MobileTrans today for hassle-free transfers.

Nicola Massimo
Nicola Massimo Jun 07, 24
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