When the project you want to share is open, tap the yellow tab in the top-right corner to go to the Project Information screenn.

Select your sharing method: Share by Email or Share by AirDrop. Regardless of which method you use to send your project, the recipient tablet must have ScratchJr installed. If you choose to share by AirDrop, the sender and the recipient must both be iPads.

For both sharing by email and AirDrop, the sender must first answer a simple math problem to ensure that an adult approves sharing the project with others.

Share by Email

When you select Share by Email you'll see an email message with your project attached to it.

Type in the email address of the person you want to share your project with and tap Send. When the recipient taps on the email attachment, they will get the following pop-up:

When they tap Open in 'ScratchJr', they will see the project you shared on the Home screen, wrapped in blue ribbon.

After they have opened the project once, the blue ribbon will disappear from the Home screen.

Note: You can only send attachments on a iPad through the iPad'sMailapp.

Share by AirDrop

To use AirDrop, you need to know the name of the iPad you want to send your project to. You can find out the name of an iPad by going to Settings > General > About > Name. Make sure Bluetooth and Wifi are also turned on for both iPads, and make sure you are within about 30 feet of the iPad you want to send to. When you select AirDrop, you will see which iPads are ready to receive your project.

AirDropdevices available

These are the iPads that are available for AirDrop. If you don't see the iPad you're looking for, make sure it's on and not sleeping. When you select an iPad for AirDrop, the recipient will see the following message:

AirDroprecipient dialog

If the recipient taps Accept, ScratchJr will tell you that the project was accepted with a 'Sent' message.


The recipient will see the shared project wrapped in blue ribbon on the Home screen.

SharedProject view

After they've opened the project, the blue ribbon will disappear from the Home screen. If AirDrop isn't available on your iPad (earlier than 4th generation or iOS 7), you'll see the message "No share actions available." If the recipient iPad doesn't have ScratchJr installed, you'll see this message:

AirDropunavailable dialog

Install ScratchJr and the project should now be visible.

Note: If you have several iPads with the same name, you won't know which iPad to send the file to. In that case, turn off AirDrop on all of the iPads except the one you want to send your project to.

To turn off AirDrop, swipe up from the bottom of the iPad. You will see the following:

AirDrop controls

Tap on 'AirDrop' and set the option to 'Off'.

Notes on Sharing Projects

When you share a project all the images, recordings, sounds, and any created characters or backgrounds in your project will be transferred from one device to the other.

ScratchJr doesn't number or rename the project on the target device, so if you send it lots of times you can end up with multiple copies of the same project. ScratchJr treats each copy as a separate project even if each copy has the same name, so if you make any changes to a project make sure to rename it before you share it so that the recipient can distinguish between the versions.

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