Apple confirms frequent ‘allow paste?’ prompts in iOS 16 are a bug

An image of an iPhone displaying iOS 16’s new permission prompt for pasting from another app.
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Some people have been experiencing a frustrating issue in iOS 16 that causes a “do you want to allow this?” dialog box to appear every single time they attempt to copy and paste anything. Now, as noted by MacRumors, Apple has chimed in to confirm that this is not what the company intended with its new stricter clipboard privacy measures.

Ron Huang, a senior engineer at the company, responded to a customer complaint about the issue that was originally emailed to CEO Tim Cook and software chief Craig Federighi. “This is absolutely not expected behavior, and we will get to the bottom of it,” Huang wrote in response.

Apparently, Apple hadn’t encountered this behavior internally before iOS 16 shipped early last week. The bug seems to…

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Author: Chris Welch