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iPadOS 17.5 now available with these features ahead of M4 iPad Pro release

Published May 13th, 2024 1:05PM EDT
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Ahead of the M4 iPad Pro release, Apple is now making available iPadOS 17.5 to all users. This is possibly the last main update for iPadOS 17 before Cupertino unveils iPadOS 18 in early June, which should bring AI-powered features to help users take advantage of Apple’s newest tablets. These are all the latest features available.

Pride wallpapers: To celebrate Pride 2024, Apple brings “bold, symbolic color to Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad. Signaling hope, strength, and fellowship to LGBTQ+ communities, the beams of light glow against a dark background and stack on top of each other to represent the everlasting impact of LGBTQ+ activism and its role in illuminating the path to greater equality for future generations.”

Podcasts widget change: The Podcasts widget has a new dynamic color that changes depending on what you’re listening to.

Tracking Notifications: Cross-platform tracking detection delivers notifications to users if a compatible Bluetooth tracker they do not own is moving with them, regardless of what operating system the device is paired with.

Apple News+: For Apple News+ (or Apple One subscribers), users can have a new offline mode that gives access to the Today feed and News+ tab even when they don’t have an internet connection.

Quartiles: One of the possible iPadOS 17.5 more popular features could be Quartiles, a new and original daily word game for Apple News+. You can see new player data for Crossword, Mini Crossword, and Quartiles with a Scoreboard, including stats and streaks.

Scoreboards: You can see the player’s data for Crossword, Mini Crossword, and Quartiles with a Scoreboard, including stats and streaks.

In addition to iPadOS 17.5, Apple is also releasing iOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, macOS 14.5, and tvOS 17.5 to all users. BGR will let you know if we find anything new with these software releases.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.