Share sheet shows "Copy to…" instead of "Open in…" for apps that support open-in-place; shows the correct caption after the first time it was used

Number:rdar://38357167 Date Originated:March 11 2018, 9:07 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iOS + SDK Product Version:11.2.6
Classification:Bug Reproducible:Always

When an app supports open in place (LSSupportsOpeningDocumentsInPlace in Info.plist), the share sheet shows "Copy in <app name>" instead of "Open in <app name>". After the "Copy in" action is used once, the share sheet correctly shows the "Open in" caption.

I've attached a sample project and a video.

I added only this to the Info.plist of an empty example project in Xcode:


Steps to Reproduce:
- install the sample app ("OpenInPlaceShareSheetBug") on an iOS device
- open the Files app
- tap and hold a .txt file and choose "Share"

Expected Results:
- the share sheet should show "Open in In Place" ("In Place" is the bundle display name of the sample app)

Actual Results:
- the share sheet shows "Copy to In Place" instead

When you tap on "Copy to In Place", the file is actually opened in place in the app - it is not copied despite what the title says. When you then try to open the share sheet for a second time, it correctly shows "Open in In Place".

iOS 11.2.6

iPad Pro 10.5"


Sample Project

You can download the sample project from

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