Drag and drop on iOS 15Source: Bryan M. Wolfe / iMore

Apple's drag and drop tool for mobile has always had more features on iPad than iPhone because of its larger screen. That has changed with iOS 15 as Apple's top-selling handset offers a new drag and drop feature: the ability to move certain items from one app to another. It works will all of the best iPhones.

Using drag and drop in iOS 15

Because iPhone doesn't include side-by-side multitasking, it's never been feasible to move content between two apps — at least in the same way as it's done on iPad. So in iOS 15, Apple created something different to get the job done. Now, it's possible to move photos, text, files, and other documents with ease.

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To do so:

  1. Hold down the object you wish to move until it becomes light blue. Once you do, the object will begin to float like a cloud, which you can move by sliding your fingertip around the screen.

    To drag and drop an object, hold it down until it becomes light blue. Once you do, the object will begin to float like a cloud, which you can move by sliding your fingertip around the screen.Source: iMore

  2. Next, while still holding the object with your finger, use a finger on your other hand to switch between apps using the Home bar. It's the white bar at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Position the floating content where you want to put it in the second app.
  4. Drop the content into its new position in the new app.

    To drag and drop an object, while still holding the object with your finger, use a finger on your other hand to switch between apps using the Home bar, which is the white bar at the bottom of the screen. Next, position the floating content where you want to put it in the second app. Then, drop the content in its new location in the new app. Source: iMore

Here's how it looks when dragging photos:

To drag and drop the photo, hold it down until it becomes light blue around the edges. Once you do, the object will begin to float like a cloud, which you can move by sliding your fingertip around the screen.Source: iMore

To drag and drop the photo, while still holding it with your finger, use a finger on your other hand to switch between apps using the Home bar, which is the white bar at the bottom of the screen. Next, position the floating content where you want to put it in the second app. Then, drop the content in its new location in the new app. Source: iMore

What about the iPad?

Though iPad does have side-by-side, multitasking remains an important feature on iPad. And yet, the new drag and drag feature mentioned above for iOS 15 is also being carried over to the iPad. Just follow the same steps.

Questions?

If you have any questions about using drag and drop on your iPhone or about iOS 15 in general, let us know in the comments.