IPadOS Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on April 18, 2024

iPadOS is the operating system designed by Apple for its line of iPad products. These operating systems follow in the footsteps of iOS and only lag by a few days with the same release version. iPadOS is very much alike iOS in terms of interface and functionality.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

iPadOS 17
7 months and 4 weeks ago
(18 September 2023)
Supported
Supported
iPadOS 16
1 year and 6 months ago
(24 October 2022)
Ended 7 months and 4 weeks ago
(18 September 2023)
Supported
iPadOS 15
2 years and 7 months ago
(20 September 2021)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(24 October 2022)
Supported
iPadOS 14
3 years and 8 months ago
(16 September 2020)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(20 September 2021)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(1 October 2021)
iPadOS 13
4 years and 7 months ago
(24 September 2019)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(16 September 2020)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(16 September 2020)