“Copy phone number”

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Knightcastle, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Knightcastle macrumors 6502

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    Is anyone else annoyed by the new addition that when you press “Copy Phone Number” ie in the missed calls list, when pasted the number now has a “tel:” prefix that you have to delete?

    Bizarre
     
  2. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    I just did it and I don’t have the prefix. Bizarre indeed.
     
  3. Knightcastle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Make an appointment in your calendar with a phone number in the notes and try it from there?

    Maybe it’s something my exchange server is adding?
     
  4. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it in fantastical and it was ok. I don’t have my regular stock calendar setup so I couldn’t go that way to test.
     
  5. Knightcastle thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    I use Airmail rather than then stock mail, but it worked fine in there too.



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  7. Knightcastle thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Nah. I figure most do.

    I’m probably in the minority here.
     
  9. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Is it bias confirmation on my part or are there an unusual amount of Phoenix based members here? :oops:
     
  10. Knightcastle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have the same issue? This is still a bugbear for me
     
  11. anyjungleinguy macrumors 6502

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    This annoys me too.

    I have to manually highlight the number and copy it that way instead.
     
  12. NoBoMac, Oct 13, 2017
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    NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    Not seeing it either.

    Where I do see it, from time to time, for example, copy the number from a web page. The web page has the html tag for phone (press and will dial number for you). Exchange and other apps/services might be adding the tag in formatted output?

    ADD: can see when copying from an email, especially when an email might have been sent in html format.
     
  13. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Doesn’t happen for me either.

    And I use the stock mail and calendar apps. :cool:
     
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It sounds like it might have to do from where you are copying the number and/or where you are pasting it into.
     
  15. Knightcastle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From stock apps to other stock apps, hence my frustration.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Well, it's not even as simple as just that. Even there it seems that copying from let's say mail or messages and pasting into the dial pad in the phone app or a contacts entry will just paste the number, while pasting it into let's say Safari's address bar will have the leading "tel".
     
  17. Knightcastle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If it was an issue in phone/messages it could be solved by long pressing the number and hitting “call” or “send message” or whatever anyway.

    Safari is one of the few that you actually need to paste a number into if you’re looking up someone who called you, for instance.

    I just don’t get why the “tel:” should ever enter the clipboard.
     
  18. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    I'm SUPER Annoyed by this!!

    If I want to copy a number, then paste in the browser, email or in contacts the preceeding "tel:" prefix occurs. I'd like to kick anyone in Craigs team that thought this addition was a good idea.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems that if I copy a number then it gets pasted just as number when I paste it into an email or contacts or messages. Only in the browser it gets the "tel" prefix.
     
  20. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    I just did a test.

    Confirm: “tel” prefix is NOT pasted in Email or messages.

    Confirm: “tel” prefix Still is present and pasted into Contacts when creating a new contact and pasting the browser sourced phone number in: Home, Mobile, or iPhone number listings.

    This is a regular local (Toronto) 10-digit number. We have 6 of them I think (416/647/289/ the others I’ve yet to use/see).
     
  21. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    Apple controls both the hardware and the software. Mail, messages, Safari are all apps under Apple's control. I know you want to say it is because of too many variables but all the variables involved are under Apple's control.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I wasn't trying to say anything, simply posting my observations. Not sure where anything about anything else might be coming from, aside from the possibility that some threads seems to have gotten crossed.
     
  23. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    You said, "Well, it's not even as simple as just that", implying it is complicated. Given that the issue in this thread is about stock iOS apps, what are the complications that cause them to not act consistently.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Simply that there appear to be differences between where things copied from and are pasted to. No commentary of it being good or bad or right or wrong or anything else of that sort was involved or even implied anywhere in that.
     

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