If you are an iPhone or iPad user, you might know the sharing menu on iOS. This gives you access to more options than just sending information to various applications or sharing files with other users. Did you know that you can adjust this sharing menu according to your preferences?
Apple calls this “Share Sheet” menu, and it’s been there for several years. However, with the introduction of iPadOS and iOS 13, Share Sheet has received several major visual changes and other improvements. There is more flexibility in terms of customization, so users can be more in control of what is displayed in this menu.
Interested in learning how it works, so you can adjust the share sheet on your iOS device? No need to search further, because in this article, we will discuss how you can add and edit sharing menu options on iPhone & iPad, as long as they are running iOS 13 or newer.
How to Add & Edit Sharing Menu Options on iPhone and iPad
Sharing sheets on iOS 13 do not remain constant throughout the application. Certain options that you see in the sharing menu are specific to the application that you are using. However, the procedure for adding and editing options in the sharing sheet remains the same. So, without further ado, let’s look at the steps needed.
- You can access Share Sheets from any application you know. However, for the sake of this article, we will use Safari. Just tap the “Share” icon to bring up the Share Sheet from the bottom of your screen.
- Now, swipe up to get the whole view of the sharing menu.
- As you can see here, Share Shares are categorized into three segments. The top segment is called the Favorites section. Right below it, you will see a list of application-specific options. Finally, the third segment will hold shortcuts to perform various other actions, which remain similar throughout the application.Here, scroll completely to the bottom of the Share Sheet and tap “Edit Actions …”
- In this menu, you can add application-specific actions and other shortcuts to the Favorites section on the Share Sheet. Just tap the green “+” icon located right next to each action, to move it to Favorites.
- Now, if you want to rearrange the actions in the Favorites section, press and hold the “line three” icon located right next to each action and move it according to your preferences.
- You can also delete unnecessary actions from the Favorites segment just by tapping the “-” icon and then confirming by pressing “Delete”, as shown in the image below. After finishing customizing your Share Sheet, tap “Finish” to confirm the changes.
- Likewise, you can also adjust the applications that appear on the Share Sheet. It’s mainly used to send information to other applications, and is useful whenever you want to share content on social networking platforms. In the sharing menu, scroll through the applications row and tap “Other”, located at the very end.
- As you can see in the screenshot below, you can add, delete, and rearrange applications in the Favorites section, similar to the steps we just discussed above. After you adjust it to your liking, tap “Finish” to confirm the changes.
There’s quite a lot you need to do, to make changes to the sharing menu on your iPhone and iPad.
Because the content displayed on Share Sheets is specific to the application, you might need to look at some favorite actions when switching between various applications. Say you add the “Bookmark” action to Favorites in Safari, you won’t find it when you access the Share Sheet in the Music application, because certain actions are not supported by the application.
Because of this, you might want to edit your Favorite actions to better suit the application you are using. As a result, it takes a while before you neatly arrange Share Sheets according to your preferences in various applications.
This iOS feature is very useful in many situations, and you can save a lot of time by performing certain actions in the Share Sheet. For example, you can use the Skitch action in the sharing menu to annotate screenshots directly in the Stock photos application, without having to open the Skitch application yourself.