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iOS 5: Selecting multiple photos on iPad iOS devices
The old tap and drag to mass select photos has been reassigned to rearranging photos. So it isn't obvious how to select large groups of photos anymore. Many people have commented on the Apple Discussion Forums having trouble with this.

The new method is simple but not so intuitive. Just use two fingers, close together to tap on a photo, hold for a second and then drag across all the photos you want to select.

It works just like the old method, just needs two fingers instead of one.

[crarko adds: I tried this with the iPhone but I think you'd need far smaller fingers than mine to do this.]
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iOS 5: Selecting multiple photos on iPad
Authored by: masix on Dec 13, '11 11:07:29AM

Tried on iPhone and iPad (both 5.0.1). Does not work in any way. Too bad, I'm missing this feature…



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iOS 5: Selecting multiple photos on iPad
Authored by: JPry on Dec 14, '11 10:27:27AM

In the upper-right corner, you first have to tap the icon with the arrow coming out of the box (not sure what the "official" name of this icon is). This puts your pictures into selection mode. Only after they're in selection mode cane you tap with 2 fingers on a picture and then leave your fingers down, drag them over the other pictures to select them.

Hope that helps.



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iOS 5: Selecting multiple photos on iPad
Authored by: hobbster on Dec 13, '11 11:35:51AM

Thanks! I was annoyed that I couldn't drag and select. Hadn't thought of trying two fingers.



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