Can't copy one word in SMS?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davyreins, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. davyreins macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I noticed that I can't copy single words in a text message, instead I have to copy the entire message. This was especially annoying when my friend sent me a picture and I tried copying and pasting the name/password into the AT&T website to view. Am I doing something wrong or is this normal?

    I realize this won't even be an issue later this summer when we have MMS and don't have to view that website, but it seems a little bizarre that copying has to be all or nothing for SMS.
     
  2. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    That seems to be the way, unfortunately, you copy all or none.

    The workaround I've seen mentioned elsewhere is pasting the whole message into a new note, and then selecting the bits you want from that.
     
  3. davyreins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that's a nifty way to solve the problem even if it is a little roundabout.
     

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