Select for Cut, Copy Paste more difficult on iOS 7?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by KeanosMagicHat, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2012
    Are other forum members finding it more difficult to select text for cut, copy, paste etc on iOS 7?

    When trying to drag the blue dot to highlight text, I find myself too often clicking one of the buttons to paste, replace and other functions.

    They seem to be too closely placed to the selected text for me and get in the way.

    It has been this way for me during the Beta process as well, but I waited to mention it in the hope that Apple would resolve the more major issues first.

    I'm on a 4S by the way, perhaps those with larger screens might not experience this?
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010
    Yeah. Noticed that too, especially when trying to select text in a sent email.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007
    Yes! Glad I'm not the only one. I find myself regularly having to repeat text selection process for cut and paste.. in mail it really works badly. it was better on the original 1.1.1!
  4. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    in 1.1.1 where it didn't exist at all...
  5. macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    Yes, when dragging to select a larger area I find that the select/copy etc buttons are way too near the cursor. Also, when dragging to the bottom of the page the selected area does not scroll down automatically. I have to release my thumb from the cursor, scroll the page down manually and then select the cursor again to continue dragging. This is all very longwinded but more annoyingly, the likelihood of errors and having to start the whole tedious process again is very high.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2013
    It's true, I'm still in awe how Apple screwed up a previously good mobile OS.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2012
    oh great...another simple action made cumbersome in iOS7. I use this feature ALL the time on my phone with iOS6.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2012
    I find it more rough too. Also when I select a URL sometimes the options for copy and paste wont appear until I've reloaded the page.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007
    Very helpful thanks.
    I apologize for the mistake. Let me try and rephrase it so as to make it believable.
    "it was better in the original version"
    Is that ok?
  10. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sure, at least the useful information isn't undermined by some sort of incorrect hyperbolic statement, as often happens unfortunately.

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