Major mouse improvements available in iPadOS and iOS 13.4 golden master


iPadOS 13.4 is headed for iPad Pro and other tablets
Why wait? You can grab iPadOS 13.4 golden master now. Or iOS 13.4 golden master for your iPhone.
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The final version of iPadOS 13.4 was just released to anyone who joins Apple’s public beta program. This is a big upgrade for iPad users, adding robust mouse support and other improvements.

The same goes for iOS 13.4 golden master, which brings iCloud folder sharing to iPhones.

Grab iPadOS 13.4 golden master now

The official launch date for iPadOS 13.4 is Tuesday, March 24. But everyone in the Apple Beta Software Program can get their hands on it early.

Previous versions of this update were beta. But starting today, Apple made the golden master version available. That’s what developers call the final version.

iPadOS 13 brought basic mouse support, but the latest update adds a much improved cursor that highlights user interface elements, text fields and more.

iPadOS 13.4 makes it easier to use hardware keyboards designed for a Windows computer with your tablet

iOS 13.4 golden master available too

Any iPhone users in the Apple Beta Software Program can also get the iOS 13.4 golden master.

The major new feature is iCloud Drive folder sharing, which makes collaborating with a friend or co-worker much easier. Folder sharing doesn’t mean just emailing the contents of a folder. You and anyone you choose can access the files in one of your iCloud Drive folders, without moving them elsewhere.

And Apple rearranged the Mail app’s toolbar in iOS 13.4, making the delete icon less easy to get to.

Plus there are new Memoji stickers, including Party Horn, Rolling Eyes and Person Behind a Computer.

Additional iOS 13.4 Memoji stickers
Some of the new Memoji stickers in iOS 13.4.
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iCloud Drive folder sharing and the new Memoji sticks are also part of iPadOS 13.4.

Download these new versions today

Getting the latest operating system updates for iPad and iPhone just requires joining the Apple Beta Software Program. It’s free and relatively easy.

Alternatively, those who aren‘t super eager to get the newest features can wait until March 24. That’s when Apple will begin urging handset and tablet users to install these new versions.


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