Copy text and objects between Numbers and other apps on iPhone
You can copy text and objects between Numbers documents and other apps. If your iPhone has iOS 15 or later installed, you can also open Pages and a second app—for example, Mail, Pages, Numbers, Safari, or Photos—and drag text and objects (like text boxes, photos, tables, and charts) to copy them from one app to the other.
Note: When you copy charts, tables, and shapes between iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers), these objects remain editable. When you copy them to other apps, they’re copied as images, and their content can’t be edited.
Drag text and objects between Numbers and another app
You can select more than one object or groups of objects to copy.
Open the Numbers file you want to copy content to or from, then do one of the following:
If your iPhone has Face ID: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the Home Screen.
If your iPhone has a Home button: Click the Home button to return to the Home screen.
On the Home Screen, tap a second app to open it.
In the second app, open the file (for example, a document, a message, or a note) you want to copy content to or from.
In either app, select the content you want to copy, touch and hold it until it appears to lift, then drag it slightly until it shrinks.
Using another finger, do one of the following:
If your iPhone has Face ID: Touch and hold the bottom of the screen and move it upward slightly to open the App Switcher.
If your iPhone has a Home button: Double-click the Home button to open the App Switcher.
While still holding the content you’re dragging, tap the other app to select and open it, drag the content where you want it to appear, then lift your finger.
The content is pasted in the selected location.
Important: Make sure you tap and select the app you’re pasting to so that it opens and fills the entire screen before you stop dragging.
With the two apps open in the App Switcher, you can also copy and paste objects from one to the other.
Copy text and objects to or from another app
You can copy selections of text and most objects, then paste them into other applications.
Select the text or object you want to copy.
Tap Copy in the selected location. (You may have to tap the selection again to see Copy.)
On the Home screen, open the app and file (for example, a document, message, or note) where you want to paste it.
Tap where you want to paste the selection, then tap Paste.