How to Rearrange Icons in the iPhone's Share Tab by Dragging & Dropping

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When I want to share photos or copy a file on my iPhone and I open the Share tab, I have to take a second or two to find the app I want to use or the action I want to take. Here's how to use drag and drop to rearrange the icons (share options) in the Share tab, so you can quickly tap and share via your favorite apps or take other actions such as printing or saving to the Files app. Additionally, you can rearrange these share options just to make the share tab look nicer; for example, if you prefer the apps to be alphabetical or in a certain color order.

Related: How to Share a List in Reminders on Your iPhone

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To rearrange the iPhone Share tab:

  1. When you open the share menu, tap and hold any of the share options. The icon will move with your finger, and you can drag it to rearrange the order within their row. The icons won't shake like they would if you were moving apps on the Home screen. So all you need to do is tap, hold, and drag the icon with your finger.

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  2. Now the share option icons in the Share tab are rearranged as I want them.
  3. You can rearrange your share options by order of most use, or just by how you want them to appear.​

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By rearranging these share option icons, you can quickly share via your favorite apps, or make the share tab more pleasing to the eye!

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Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.