I finally have it. I have to say that while there are loads of new features I really like, I dislike the fact that all my home screen apps are now clustered together in the middle of the screen with a ton of empty space round them. It looks like a backward step in design to me, but i'm probably missing something.
Do you have large icons or small icons selected?
I actually really like the new layout.
I have large icons selected. With small icons it looks even worse in my opinion. It's not so much the gaps between the app icons themselves but all the space round the outside. I would far rather my apps spaced out more to fill the edges of the screen, like it was in iOS14 and earlier.
There has to be a good design reason why they did this that I am just not seeing, but I do not like it right now.
That’s a shame.
I understood what you were trying to convey, but having said that, I actually like the changes made especially in regards to the spaces on the sides of the iPad, I think it makes it look quite slick compared to how it was on iOS 14. Honestly it was starting to get a bit stale with the apps spread out and no widgets on the Home Screen.
The widgets are very welcome. I've been a fan of them for a while now so having them finally on my iPad is fantastic.
if it wasn’t for apple forcing the widgets on my Home Screen with the update, I would have kept using them on the hidden left pane.
I don’t even have widgets on my home screen on my iPhone
My current iPadOS 15 Home Screen.