iPhone Text bubble with long press on iOS? Is this a bug?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by georgey, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. georgey macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    First of all, congrats for all the hard work!

    This is my first post and i would like to ask you in regards to a weird issue i have found with the recent iOS update.... Try navigating to google.com or icloud or whatever page you like on Safari and then long tap (tap for 1-2 seconds). In some cases (not all of them), you will notice a text bubble appearing like the one on the screenshots attached. This also happens on iOS apps as well.

    Is this a bug or a feature?:)

    Thanks,
    G.
     

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  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    no thats a feature, thats the zoom box that shows up when you use force touch
     
  3. username: macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing to do with force touch. It is just a zoom box to see what you are putting your finger on.
    Have it on my iPhone 6
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

    GreyOS

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    the zoom box has always been there when highlighting text with your finger on the screen, however i have a suspicion it's activating in situations it normally wouldn't. i'm seeing in some cases where i don't want it, hard to put a finger on what's wrong though. maybe nothing.

    edit: thought of an example. sometimes in safari on iphone 6 when trying to long press an image (eg in a google image search result) hoping to bring up the save/copy menu items, it would bring this up instead. could be a problem with the websites instead though
     
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68030

    GreyOS

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    example
     

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  6. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    oh ok. i never had a zoom box i always had a zoom circle. so assumed it was force touch
    when the ogival poster guy said ' long press' he is talking about force touch, so there
    haha
     

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