How to change the sharing menu on our iPhone or iPad

The iOS or iPadOS sharing menu brings together the different actions that we can perform with the selected content when we touch it. Symbolized by a square with an arrow upwards, this menu allows us from sending a photo by Messages to printing a PDF to sending a shortcut by Mail. We can customize the different actions according to our preferences, see how.


The three sections of the Share menu

Apps

The sharing menu consists of three sections, are first the suggestions of Messages or AirDrop, then a bunch of applications with which we can share the content and finally the actions that we can perform, including shortcuts.

Of these three sections, we can customize the other two. the the different actions and applications that appear depend on the element that we shareFor the example of this article, we will customize the sharing menu of the Photos application. The steps, which we can then apply to any application, are:

  1. We open the app Pictures.
  2. We open an image.
  3. We touch the share button in the shape of a square with the arrow up.
  4. In the application strip which begins, by default, with AirDrop, messages, Mail… we slide to the far right.
  5. We touch the button More.

Arrived here, we can customize various things. First, we can deactivate certain applications so that they do not appear in the menu. In addition, we can reorganize them so that we have the ones we use most at hand. The applications appear in two sections: Favorites and Suggestions. The idea is that we add to Favorites the applications we want, we order them as we want and, in addition, we hide from the section Suggestions the ones we don’t need. The steps are very simple:

  1. We touch the button Edit.
  2. Tap the green “+” next to the name of the apps in the section Suggestions that we want to add to Favorites.
  3. We touch red “-” next to the name of the applications in the section Favorites that we want to remove from Favorites.
  4. We turn off the switch next to the name of the apps in the section Suggestions we want them to disappear from the menu.
  5. We are reorganizing the section of Favorites drag and drop the applications by the small handle on your right.
  6. We press Okay.
  7. We press Okay again.

Actions

So far we have customized the apps section of the share menu, we will now do the same with the actions section. The actions section displays a list of the different options we have for an element, in the case of Pictures for example, add to a shared album, duplicate, hide, etc. In addition also displays shortcuts for the Shortcuts app in which we have activated the Share menu option. Editing these actions is very simple, we will do so by following steps similar to those in the previous section:

  1. We open the app Pictures.
  2. We open an image.
  3. We touch the share button in the shape of a square with the arrow up.
  4. At the bottom, we tap on Edit actions …
  5. Press the green “+” next to the actions in the section Pictures or Other actions that we want to add to Favorites.
  6. We touch red “-” next to the actions in the section Favorites that we want to remove from Favorites.
  7. We turn off the switch next to the actions in the section Other actions we want them to disappear from the menu.
  8. We are reorganizing the section of Favorites by dragging and dropping the actions by the small handle on your right.
  9. We press Okay.

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And it’s as simple as that. In this simple way, we can customize two of the three sections of the sharing menu on our iPhone or iPad. So the actions or apps we use the most can appear in a more comfortable position and it will be faster and easier to use them.


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by David Bernal Raspall.



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