Switching and sharing data between apps

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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It's easy to switch between different apps on your device, and there are multiple ways you can share data between them.

  1. Note: By swiping up from the bottom of your screen and holding, you can switch between open apps. In this example, we're showing how to copy an address in Apple Maps and share it with a friend.

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  2. Step 1/7

    From an app of your choosing, long press on the text you would like to copy.

    Note: You may also need to double-tap on text to select it, and then adjust the selection criteria before you copy it.

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  3. Step 2/7

    Tap Copy.

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    Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to view your recent apps.

    Note: If you are using a device with a Home button, press the Home button twice instead of swiping up from the bottom of your screen.

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  5. Step 4/7

    Select the application of your preference.

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  6. Step 5/7

    Long-press on an open text field.

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    Tap Paste to paste previously copied text.

    Note: You can long press on photos, videos, and files to copy them or share them to other devices.

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