Is it normal for the screen to not move with the blue cursor when typing in a text field?

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  1. Dekema2, Apr 5, 2017
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    There was a time when I could type in a text field that exceeded the width of my screen, and the screen would "follow" the cursor so I could see what I was typing. It's been that way since I got an iPod Touch 6-7 years ago.

    When iOS 10 came out, that seemed to have disappeared. Every day now, I have to manually drag or resize the screen just to get everything in my field of view, and if I'm typing something lengthy, it's a pain in the ass.

    Does anybody else have this issue, or am I alone? Is there a fix for it, and is Apple aware?

    Edit: this isn't an isolated issue, but I don't know why my phone is unique either. It's not like I do anything crazy with it. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7678932?start=0&tstart=0
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is this on some web site in Safari, or is this within some app, or somewhere else?
     
  3. Dekema2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's in any Safari website where the text box exceeds screen width. Typically this happens on desktop websites, many of which I prefer over mobile ones, but I have to believe it doesn't happen on other iOS devices.

    It doesn't happen in Pages, I know that for sure.

    I must be one-in-a-million with this issue, because upon searching the MR forums for similar ones, my older thread came up. I think the Genius Bar would tell me it's time to upgrade (I'm on a 5s) so that's not a formidable route.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think I recall this being brought up as something that people have come across wondering if others have seen it or if a new update might fix it, but all in the earlier days of iOS 10 it would seem given that I don't really recall it coming up much since iOS 10.2 days or so. What particular iOS 10 version are you running?
     
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    Currently running 10.2.1. It's such an annoying issue, maybe a clean install is in order.
     
  6. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    It's been present since the release of iOS 10.
     
  7. Dekema2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you have the same issue?
     
  8. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, since iOS 10.
     
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    Is there a specific page the issue is happening on? It would be good if you shared that so everyone here can test it on their devices.
     
  10. cola79 macrumors regular

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    The issue is on every site. Just try on this forum.
     
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    Verified, zoomed in a lot and the screen doesn't move when the cursor goes off screen.
     
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    They're not going to fix it. Just another thing to move the masses to iPhone 8.
     
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