Top timesaving techniques for iPad
Leverage this technique to save yourself time and effort
In iOS 11, rather than copying and pasting things or using the Share sheet to send things from one app to another, you
can drag and drop them. This is a feature that has to be built into an app, so some of your apps may not support it – at least not yet.
Try holding your finger on an item in a list or some text, for example, and wait for a moment. If it’s draggable, you’ll usually see it lift off the page. If not, you could let the app’s developer know you’d find it useful.
Many of the apps that come with iOS allow you to drag and drop. Here you’ll learn about different ways you can use it to save time.
Often you’ll use drag and drop when you have two apps running side by side, but that’s not the only way you can use it. Once you’ve got hold of an item, you can use your other hand to interact with your iPad as usual, switching apps and navigating to the right place before dropping the item. Drag and drop makes using your iPad a lot more comfortable.