iOS 11 is finally here and with it comes hundreds of new features. iOS 11 is making what we have loved since the days of iOS 10 better, while introducing tons of new things including a completely redesigned Control Center, a persistent Dock, peer-to-peer payment in Apple Pay and much more.
With iOS 11, Apple poured a lot of love into iPad, which was previously ignored in iOS 10. iOS 11 introduces system-wide drag and drop, allowing users to easily move content between apps. The drag and drop functionality really shines on the iPad, as it lets you drag and drop items between apps or even apps themselves.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to use drag and drop on your iPad. Before we proceed, make sure that you are now using iOS 11 beta on your iPad.
Steps to use drag and drop in iOS 11 on your iPad
Steps to move content from one app to another on your iPad with Drag and Drop
Step one: First off, you need to open an app which contains files or apps you wish to move to another app (In this post, we are going to take the Photos app as an example)
Step two: From the list of all photos, you simply need to touch and hold the image you want to move to another app
Step three: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Dock on your iPad (make sure that you are now holding on the content you wish to move). Once you are done, select the app and then drop the content into that app.
Step four: If you want to drag and drop multiple files at the same time, you first need to open the Files app, then hit Browse and select iCloud Drive under the Locations section
Step five: On the next screen, open the folder and then touch and hold all the files. After that, bring up the Dock, select the app and drop the content.
Steps to move documents from one folder to another folder in Files app with Drag and Drop on your iPad
Step one: First off, launch the Files app from your home screen and then hit Browse. After that, head to the location where you now keep your documents (In this post, we are going to take iCloud Drive as an example). Hit iCloud Drive, select the Pages folder, and touch and hold on the documents you want to move to another folder
Step two: Hit the iCloud Drive button at the top left corner to go back to the iCloud Drive page. Here, select the folder you wish to drop your content in to complete the task.
Steps to share your location from the Maps app to another app with Drag and Drop on your iPad
Step one: Launch the Maps app from your home screen and then search for your location
Step two: Next up, touch and hold on the location address from the left and then bring up the Dock
Step three: Select the app you want to drop your content in (You can select the Mail app or the Messages app).
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