iOS 9 Photos app has a Google Photos-like gesture for selecting multiple photos
posted by Nick T. / Jun 10, 2015, 6:34 AM
One of these lesser-known iOS 9 features is a new gesture in Photos allowing us to select multiple images in one go. To use it, you hit the "Select" button in the upper right-hand corner. Then you tap on a picture to select it and swipe sideways. The images you run your finger over will be marked. It is important to swipe left or right as you perform the action. If you swipe diagonally or straight down, the page is going to scroll and nothing will be highlighted. You may also use the new gesture to de-select a series of images.
Now, if this new photo selection gesture in iOS 9 seems familiar, rest assured that your brain is not playing tricks on you. Images in the new Google Photos are highlighted in an identical fashion – by swiping over the thumbnails of images you wish to select. Was Apple inspired by Google's solution, or was it developing the same image selection method all along? We're not entirely sure. What truly matters, however, is that both users of iOS and Google Photos will be enjoying a richer experience when handling their images.
That's just one of the numerous great features iOS 9 brings to iPhones and iPads. For a complete rundown, take a look at our list of what's new in iOS 9.
Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 28, 2015
Just saying, this feature was in previous ios like iOS4 but it was removed for some reason
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 6:36 AM 4
No, I don't think some feature exists on previous updates.
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 6:50 AM 0
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iPhone fans: "Other brands (Androids) saw the future and copied iPhone".
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 7:00 AM 10
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As was pointed above, it was in iOS 4. But let's pretend that Google didn't watch Apple's jailbreaking community for features to steal into their OS. A lot of the features were available on iOS first, but limited to jailbroken devices. In any regard, I think it's great that both OSes are expanding their features and become more advanced and intuitive.
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 11:08 AM 1
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Nick, iOS had the feature long back.
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 7:35 AM 4
Shhhhhh!!! Let the fandroids look stupid, and the author, uneducated!
posted on Jun 10, 2015, 12:09 PM 0
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