Which iPads Work With iPadOS 16?

Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Ernest

Apple postponed iPadOS 16 release date multiple times. On 2022 October 24, it was finally released to the public.

With a few new features making, the iPad a more desirable choice.

  • Stage Manager
  • External Displays
  • Zoomed Out Displays
  • Weather App
  • Undo A Message
  • Apple Maps

All we need now is a Calculator app to make the iPad complete. With all of these new features, your iPad needs more processing power to be able to handle it, and some of the older iPads won’t be able to update to iPadOS 16.

Which leads us to the main question – Which iPads are compatible with iPadOS 16?

Classic iPad

ModelWorks With iPadOS 16?
iPad (5th gen)Yes
iPad (6th gen)Yes
iPad (7th gen)Yes
iPad (8th gen)Yes
iPad (9th gen)Yes
iPad (10th gen)Yes

iPad Mini

ModelWorks With iPadOS 16?
iPad Mini (5th gen)Yes
iPad Mini (6th gen)Yes

iPad Air

ModelWorks With iPadOS 16?
iPad Air (3rd gen)Yes
iPad Air (4th gen)Yes
iPad Air (5th gen)Yes

iPad Pro

ModelWorks With iPadOS 16?
iPad Pro (1st gen)Yes
iPad Pro (2nd gen)Yes
iPad Pro (3rd gen)Yes
iPad Pro (4th gen)Yes
iPad Pro (5th gen)Yes
iPad Pro (6th gen)Yes

Summary

iPads are not forever. Eventually, they will get old and won’t be usable anymore. But just because your iPad isn’t compatible with the latest iPadOS doesn’t mean it’s obsolete. You can still use your iPad with the old iPadOS, and it will be capable of many things. You just won’t be able to update some of the apps, and you will have to work with an older version of it.

Is this ideal? No! But it’s sometimes,s it’s better than buying a new device.

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