How to Drag and Drop Items in Split View on iPad [VIDEO]

In yet another video published on its official Youtube support channel, Apple has shared a useful tip on how you can drag and drop items between supported apps while in Split View on iPad.


With drag and drop, you can move text, photos, and files from one app to another in Split View. For example, you can drag text from Safari into a note, an image from Photos into an email, or a calendar event into a text message.

  • Use Split View or Slide Over to open the two apps that you want to move information between.
  • Touch and hold a photo or file until it appears to lift off the screen slightly. To drag and drop text, select the text first, then touch and hold it. To select multiple photos or files, touch and hold one, drag it slightly, then continue to hold it while you tap additional items with another finger. A badge indicates the number of selected items.
  • Drag the photo, file, or text to the other app.

Watch the following video from Jennifer at Apple to see how easy it is to drag and drop items between supported apps on your iPad.

YouTube video

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