When will iPadOS 16 be released for iPad?

After the recent launch of iOS 16 on September 12, 2022, the next thing most Apple enthusiasts look forward to is the official release of iPadOS 16.

With iPadOS 15 launching in September 2021, it’s not surprising that most users expected the official launch to be in September 2022.

However, Apple announced that they wanted to delay the launch of their iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 launches. So it wasn’t even a surprise when they announced that iPadOS 16 will launch in October 2022.

We don’t have any official confirmation as to the launch date yet, but with the kind of build Apple has been working on, users can expect the OS to be released in mid-October or the last week of October 2022.

How to get the iPadOS 16 Beta?

Although the official and stable version of iPadOS 16 has not yet been released, Apple has already started its beta program.

It’s currently in developer and public beta, paving the way for further testing of all the new features and changes in iPadOS 16.

If you have a developer account with Apple, you should be able to download the iPadOS 16 beta without any complications. That said, we also recommend that you find the official beta version on Apple’s website and follow the download steps mentioned.

Since the beta version is not stable, it may interfere with the functionality of the iPad you download it to. So make sure to keep that factor in mind.

Which iPads will get the iPadOS 16?

The compatible devices that will receive the iPadOS 16 updates are:

  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (5th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

Some iPadOS 16 features are exclusive to the M1 and above models, which is a drawback that many iPad users are currently complaining about.


That’s all we currently know about the iPadOS 16 release date and news about the upcoming operating system. If you’re considering downloading the beta, we recommend that you do so, but with caution. In addition, we recommend that you wait a few more weeks for the official release to download the stable version of iPadOS 16 instead.

Keep an eye on this space for the latest updates on the iPadOS 16 release.

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