With iOS 16, Apple refined the copy-and-paste feature for the iPhone devices. The feature, however, apparently needed some tweaking, as the “Paste from Other Apps” pop-up menu kept popping up every time a user tried to copy and paste some text, app regardless. This led many in frustration, and Apple has finally acknowledged the potential bug with the fourth beta of iOS 16.1.
iOS 16.1 Latest Beta Introduces Per-App Clipboard Access
With the iOS 16.1 beta 4 (and onwards), Apple has further refined the copy-and-paste feature. In the Settings app, a new “Paste from Other Apps” menu has been added, which essentially gives the user more granular control and flexibility when it comes to the copy-and-paste permissions prompts.
The new menu will help make the privacy feature slightly “less irritating” and less of a nuisance. The menu, however, does not appear for those apps that have never requested clipboard permission.
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The copy-and-paste permission prompt only appears when an app attempts to access the clipboard directly. When a user selects the “Paste” option that pops up after highlighting the text in apps that have paste buttons based on the UIPasteControl framework, the prompt does not appear.
As for the new menu, users are greeted with three options:
- Ask: The app must continue to request permission to paste content from other apps.
- Deny: The app cannot paste content from other apps.
- Allow: The app can paste content from other apps without asking for permission again.
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