Here are all the devices compatible with iPadOS 13

Apple has finally decided to split up iOS between iPhones and iPads. While iOS 13 is still around, it is now only for iPhones and iPod touch devices. You can find our full list of compatible devices for iOS 13 here.

However, for iPadOS, it focuses entirely on the experience on the iPad, which can be vastly different from that of an iPhone or iPod touch. Some highlights include: Dark Mode, multiple apps in Slide Over view, apps in multiple spaces, a new home screen, new gestures for text editing, new keyboard features including Quick Path swipe typing, custom fonts, a redesigned Files app with shared folder capabilities, and much more. We have a full guide on what is in iPadOS here.

As far as what devices are compatible with iPadOS, here they are:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

If you do not see your iPad on the list, then it will not work with iPadOS.

The developer beta for iPadOS is available right now. The public beta is also available right now. The final release of iPadOS is available starting on Sept. 24, 2019.

September 2019: Added iPad (7th generation) to compatible device list. Updated with iPadOS 13 release date.

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.

3 Comments
  • iPadOS is technically still iOS, just that certain features are only enabled on the iPad which was the same thing that happened before. iPadOS is more for branding and to show that they're putting a much bigger focus on the iPad
  • I thought that, too. But it's a separate beta download. Rene is getting more details. We'll be sure to clarify asap.
  • Does that include thumb drive support in Files - or only on the new iPad Pros with USB-C?