Copy & Paste doesn't work in Contacts (?)

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  1. RA19 macrumors regular

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    I just tried to copy a number from my contacts directory to add to a text I was returning to someone - it doesn't work! Either you press the contact number & dial them in the process, or if you hold your finger on the number nothing happens with the copy function. There is a section marked Share Contact, but that only works by emailing or MMS-ing the number.

    Anyone else noticed this & maybe found a way round it?
    :confused:
     
  2. moka macrumors 6502a

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    memorize the number and type it out? i always do that, its not hard!
     
  3. Que macrumors 6502

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    click to edit the contact and copy from in there.

    cut, copy and paste isn't perfect yet.
     
  4. paul100 macrumors newbie

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    Oh thank you for your solution, i have been trying to find a solution for this copy & paste problem for long time since i bought my iPhone. And finally you have given me the solution.
     
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  6. RA19 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doesn't work from the Edit section either!
     
  7. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Works fine for me, I did it yesterday. You have to edit the contact, so that you can actually type in the number field, then press/hold, copy etc.
     
  8. Moe UK macrumors regular

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    You have to select the number you want to edit so you go the next screen and there you can copy/cut.

    The reason you can't do it on the main page is if you tap a number it dials it.
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    And me.

    Prior to using this method, I had been calling numbers when I tried to activate cut, copy, paste!
     
  10. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Yep.
     
  11. RA19 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey that copycontact app is brilliant!!! Thx a lot
    :D
     
  12. badpinoy macrumors regular

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    couldn't you just use the "share contact" button.
     
  13. sananda macrumors 68020

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    I need to copy phone numbers and then paste them into a web page which gives me free text messages.
     
  14. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Use your computer.
     
  15. sananda macrumors 68020

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    I don't take my computer out with me. If I did, it wouldn't be connected to the internet.

    Anyway, we can copy and paste on iPhone.
     
  16. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Using that counts as an mms message.
    The copy contact app is what you need. Easy to use.
     
  17. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    Don't really think that's the case, mine sends it as an email with a vCard attachment...
     
  18. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    your right if you want to email them, theres also the choice to share using mms
     
  19. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Share contact is via email, and is not a multimedia message...
     
  20. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    your in the US you dont have mms yet??? probably not an option then but it is for me
     
  21. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    there ya go
     

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  22. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    When MMS is available with AT&T you can then hit share and an MMS option will come out like this:
     

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  23. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    its the same here, my pic was after you hit the mms button
     
  24. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    My in the US what?

    And no, AT&T will have MMS for us later this summer. Not that I need it, I have been fine for 2yrs without due to email. :)
     
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    It's leaking!
     

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