Learn how to use drag and drop on your iPad to easily move photos, text, files and other items from one app to another.
Drag and drop between apps
With drag and drop, you can move text, photos, and files from one app to another. For example, you can drag text from Safari into a note, an image from Photos into a an email or a calendar event into a text message:
- Open the two apps in Split View or Slide Over.
- Touch and hold the item until it lifts up.
To select multiple items, touch and hold an item, drag it slightly, then continue to hold it while you tap additional items with another finger. A badge indicates the number of selected items.
To drag and drop text, select the text first, then touch and hold the text until it lifts up.
- Drag the item to the other app and drop it.