Will Apple ever fix the Copy-Paste disaster on iOS 8?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by saintforlife, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    It has been broken for 7 months now. Forget the Apple Watch dev kit. Fix the basic issues first. Jeez...
     
  2. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Could you be more specific? I've noticed exactly 0 problems copying and pasting On iOS 8.
     
  3. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes I like to copy and paste paragraphs from articles when posting on online forums, but many times when I copy something and try to paste it, the paste animation disappears very quickly (less than a second) and it doesn't allow me to post the text that I have copied over. Sometimes it is almost a race between the animation disappearing and me hitting the paste button. I have never had this issue with any of the previous iOS versions and my work flow hasn't really changed at all.

    Also in previous versions of Safari you could long press an image in an article and it would copy the URL of the image to clipboard. In iOS 8 it doesn't work at all. Long pressing does nothing. Very annoying.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I don't have any of the issues you describe on both my iPhone 6 and iPad 2, both running iOS 8.1.3. Have you tried a restore and set up as new? Maybe you have a freak bug.
     
  5. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Same here. I wouldn't call it a "disaster".
     
  6. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's a Safari issue, seems to be fine everywhere else, i have too had this issue since 8.1 i think? Plus i have never OTA'd always done clean install no backup every time
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Only ever has this problem on one install of 8.1.2, but since going to 8.1.3 and then back to 8.1.2 I've not seen it. I copy and paste a fair bit too.
     
  8. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I've had isses. The copy, paste, cut shortcut popover just vanishes and won't come back, but that's just iOS now.
     
  9. davidb8 macrumors regular

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    Even trying to select some text to copy is impossible! How are basic features so bugged?!
     
  10. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I find this crazy they manage to not fix this by now.
     
  11. Autosaver macrumors member

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    iOS 8 is a pretty big mess honestly. I'm hoping iOS 9 will be the "definite" version of iOS 8.
     
  12. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Yes I've just noticed this problem in 8.1.2 and now in 8.1.3.

    You can report bugs to Apple here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  13. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Same here, I haven't notice any issues like that in Safari or any other apps. I did do a clean install of iOS 8 on my iOS devices, so that might be the reason.
     
  14. kingdom23 macrumors regular

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    I have the exact same problem as well.
     
  15. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Experienced this myself tonight. Left some feedback FWIW.

    Clean DFU restore of 8.1.3 and set up as new on an iPhone 4s. Dang copy/paste box kept disappearing. Then not selecting what I was wanting to select, or changing words. I want my iOS 6 or 7.1 back, lol.
     
  16. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    In Safari, if I want to copy a word, it selects the whole box.
     
  17. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Ok so I'm not the only one with CCP issues. Glad I'm not alone. It's really annoying. The other issue I have is when I'm editing a post or entering a multi-line paragraph in Safari, if I have to scroll up the courser gets stuck on screen and acts like its floating. Very annoying. It's been present in every build of iOS 8 I have used no matter the device. Never happened on 7 or 6... or 5 or 4 or hell OS 3 when CCP was introduced (at least not for me).
     
  18. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Seems random though. Just when I'm sure it won't work, it does. Not a disaster but rather annoying nonetheless. They ought to take care of it.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not a huge copy/paster on my iPhone but so far, I've not run into any issues myself. Doesn't seem to be at the disaster proportion AFAIK
     
  20. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    I haven't run into this issue, if that helps.
     
  21. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    This is an issue that pre-dates iOS 8 and I think it has something to do with the way the pages are coded since it happens on some sites and not others.

    Doesn't matter, though. Apple needs to figure out how to adapt for that because it makes their phone look bad even if it's the website's fault.

    And as for the OP's specific issues, yup. All true.
     
  22. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Uh. Do you copy and paste ever? Just try copying and pasting any post on this forum thread in mobile view on your iPhone. It selects the whole box. It's so bugged actually on Macrumors that after trying a few times the page starts scrolling up by itself. Repeated several times so it's not a fluke.
     
  23. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPad3 (iOS6) that I was able to replicate this on but it took a bit to find websites that cause this.
    Conversely, on my iPad Mini 2 iOS8, I can replicate this easily.

    Something changed in 8 that made this much more predominate.
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Not so!

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  25. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Try using Safari, which I imagine 99.9% of us are using...
     

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