Apple Watch can already copy and paste!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mjhasnip, May 12, 2015.

  1. Mjhasnip macrumors newbie

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    So I discovered this...

    Secret copy and paste functionality built into the new Apple Watch
     

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  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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  4. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    This. Please tell us more! =]
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Something tells me it has to do with accessibility but I don't care enough to investigate.
     
  6. RAD1 macrumors newbie

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    And where exactly would you be able to paste it? :)
     
  7. angle macrumors regular

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    I sense a troll. Account created today, with two posts (each talking about this hidden copy / paste functionality, neither post describes how to activate it).
     
  8. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    Exactly two posts since joining MR. Both with same image and no other details.

    Rhymes with roll....?

    jinx. angle beat me to it.
     
  9. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Not a troll. To reproduce:

    1. Go into Apple Watch app on iPhone
    2. Privacy->Motion & Fitness, then turn off Heart Rate and Fitness Tracking
    3. On the watch, open the Workout App
    4. Double-tap and hold to get the magnifying glass and to get a Select menu
    5. Tap Select All to get Copy

    Here's a video:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/018eyo3wbzsblpj/Watch Select Copy.mov?dl=0
     
  10. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    Okay, so you copy... and then you can post it..... where?
     
  11. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    that's so weird.

    Why is it only under these circumstances. They even have a "define" and a box pops up and everything.

    Where else can this functionality be used?

    But none the less, very good find by OP.

    You naysayers should feel ashamed calling him troll
     
  12. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Huh looks like some iOS functionality the accidentally left in the watch os banch
     
  13. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I bet they used a UITextView for the message and forgot to make it unselectable.

    Where can you paste it? As far as I can tell, nowhere because there are no text input fields.
     
  14. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    Interestingly the "Define" menu item sort of works as well. Tapping "Manage" just brings to you an empty screen, and "Search Web" does nothing. It's obviously something that they accidentally left in, and I don't think it necessarily means that they have any plans to implement copy/paste on the watch.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Mjhasnip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^^^ what he said.

    Differant time scale means I cannot reply instantly, yes I discovered this last night (uk time). It's just to show that the Copy and Paste function is Already built into the Apple watch.

    It's hardly usable but it shows what may be to come in future updates.
     
  16. Mjhasnip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Due to being (UK) time I cannot reply instantly.

    I am certainly not Trolling, this is for education purposes to show that Apple may have plans for copy/paste on the watch for the future.

    This can be done in a couple of Apps already built intothe Apple watch.
     

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