Customizing the new IOS 13 Share Sheet

by | Dec 28, 2019

One of the more visible changes that came with IOS 13 is the redesigned share sheet.  The share sheet is the screen that pops up when you press the Share icon in apps like Photos or Safari.

We have discussed Share previously as the source of several hidden functions that you can access from Photos or Web sites.  From the Share sheet you can print, copy, share and more.  We identified  some of these hidden functions in Nugget #N16 The Hidden Functions of Share.

With IOS 13, the core functions of the Share sheet have not changed.  But what has changed is the design and being able to customize the Share sheet.  For example, if when you are view photos in the Photos app, you frequently want to move a photo to an album, you identify that action as a favorite so that is is presented at the top of your Share action list.  It becomes available right under your fingertips at the top of your Share sheet, rather than having to scroll down a long list of options to find it.

This week’s features nugget will review the new Share sheet and show you how to customize the Share sheet by adding favorites to the top of the action list.  


Customize your Share Sheet for quick access to your favorite share functions.  Perfect for people who like to organize their photos into albums and want to put the Add to Album command at the top of the action list. 

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News & Events

Here are news and events on the Senior Tech calendar for the coming weeks.  Reply to this email if you want more information.

March 2020 Classes

Here are the upcoming classes scheduled for the month of March along with links where you can receive more information.

Senior Tech Time (iPhone) – St Anthony Community Services March 23 2-4 pm

Stay Safe with your iPhone. This class will review the basic security and safety setup for your iPhone and iPad. This includes Touch ID, Face ID, Emergency SOS, Driving with your iPhone, Setting up Medical ID, Blocking TeleMarketers and general recommendations about avoiding phishing and malware.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

Senior Tech Time (Android) – St Anthony Community Services March 25 2-4 pm

How to Make your Android SmartPhone Smarter. This class explores the features of the Android smartphone that are most useful for older adults. This includes bringing widgets to the home screen, managing notifications, using Google assistant and activating do not disturb.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website


Contribute to Medical Research & Get an Apple Watch for $49

iPhone users who are 65+ are invited to join the Johnson & Johnson Heartline Study and receive an Apple Watch for $49.  This is not only a great price for an Apple Watch but an opportunity to learn about heart health and participate in medical research.  

See the eligibility requirements, application and frequently asked question on the Heartline website. 

Magical Ending to Disney World Trip

A fun and heart-warming story from this past week involved the family of an iPhone 11 user from Montana.  They were visiting Disney World with their six-year old girl.  It was a dream of her short lifetime.

Starting with the iPhone 7, our iPhones have become increasingly waterproof.  The iPhone 11 is the most waterproof iPhone Apple has manufactured.  But dropping your iPhone into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney World is not in the specifications.  And certainly having it submerged for nearly two months is beyond belief.  It survived!

You can read the story at the MacRumors web site and then take some comfort in knowing that your iPhone is capable of surviving a dunk in a pool, ocean or lake.  But don’t ever submerge your phone to wash it.