As someone who regularly uses an iPad, I was excited to see the new features that were introduced in iPadOS 16. For the most part, these features make using the Files app much easier and more efficient.
One of the most notable changes is the ability to change file extensions, which was previously only possible with third-party apps.
Overall, the new features in iPadOS 16 make it a more powerful operating system for the iPad.
What’s New in the iPad Files App?
The interface has been updated with navigation buttons, just like in the Finder on macOS. This makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. You can now easily navigate between folders with the new forward and back buttons next to the folder name at the top of the screen.
Once you tap the arrow next to the folder name, the Files app shows a menu with information about the size of that folder, quick access to previous folders, and options to rename, copy, or move it. The new “Get Info” button now gives you more information about the folder you have chosen.
The menu that pops up when you right-click on a file has added some new options. This app includes easy access to Quick Actions that let you markup, rotate, convert images to PDFs, and remove the background of an image. The Quick Actions options will change depending on the file format.
How to Change File Extensions
A new, exciting change to the Files app with iPadOS 16 is the ability to change file extensions! Before, the only way to do this was through 3rd-party applications.
To change a file extension in the Files App with iPadOS 16…
- Tap on your iPad’s Files App
- Tap on the “Organize Folders” button.
- Tap on “View Options”.
- Switch on the “Show All Extensions” option.
- Press and hold a file to rename and change its extension.
Overall, the new features in iPadOS 16 make it a more powerful operating system for the iPad and make using the Files app much easier. The ability to change file extensions is a particularly useful addition. With these improvements, the iPad can become an even more versatile tool for work and play.
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