One of the best features of iOS 11 on the iPad could eventually make its way to the iPhone as well. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently discovered that with a few modifications Drag and Drop in iOS 11 can also work on the iPhone.
Drag & Drop on iPhone is gated by 3 things: /AppleInternal folder, DraggingEnabledPhone & DraggingEnabled BOOLs in UIKit prefs plist pic.twitter.com/acuKA4FoEq— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 12, 2017
Troughton-Smith showed off the functionality on Twitter. As you can see, it functions similarly to the same feature on the iPad.
It’s currently unknown if Apple is planning to officially support drag and drop in iOS 11 for the iPhone.
The developer theorized that Apple could be holding back the feature exclusively for the “iPhone 8” with a possible on-screen home button. That could act as a drop target for selected information.
Currently in beta testing, iOS 11 will officially arrive to the public sometime this fall, more than likely around the same time as the next-generation iPhone. To see more about what’s coming in the new software, take a look at our updated iOS 11 section.