Apple introduced a new ‘Scribble’ feature in iPadOS 14.5 with support for English and Chinese languages. After the release of iPadOS 14.5 beta 2, it is discovered that the company has added support for more languages like French, Spanish in the Scribble feature.
Compatible with Apple Pencil, the Scribble feature allows users to write in any text field to perform a variety of tasks like sending messages, search, access websites, take notes, and more.
iPadOS 14 brings Scribble to iPad with Apple Pencil, allowing users to write in any text field — where it will automatically be converted to typed text — making actions like replying to an iMessage or searching in Safari fast and easy. All handwriting and conversion to text happens on device, keeping it private and secure.
When taking notes, Smart Selection uses on-device machine learning to distinguish handwriting from drawings, so handwritten text can easily be selected, cut, and pasted into another document as typed text. Shape recognition allows users to draw shapes that are made geometrically perfect and snap right into place when adding useful diagrams and illustrations in Notes.- Apple
Now Scribble in more languages on your tablet on iPadOS 14.5 Beta 2
MacRumors states that iPadOS 14.5 beta 2 reveals that “Apple is expanding Scribble support to German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.” Like English and Chinese, users will be able to use the selected languages without needing to switch them.
In addition, a new privacy feature is also introduced in the latest iPadOS 14.5 beta 2 update; the ability to mute built-in microphones in select iPad models.
iPad (8th generation), iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) can automatically mute their microphone when the Smart Folio cover is closed, for improved privacy. The iPad can detect that the cover is closed via magnets, the same mechanism which also turns off the display.
In the first beta of iPadOS 14.5, it was discovered that the software supports a new emoji search and landscape boot screen for the tablet.