iOS 16 Allow Paste Popup? Would Like To Paste From? (Fix!)

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Posted in TILs by Patricia on September 18, 2022

iOS 16 Allow Paste popup

Are you annoyed by frequent iOS 16 Allow Paste requests? Popup asks if you would like to paste from and app to the other, even when data is imported between stock iOS applications? Here is what you can do about it!

iOS 16 Allow Paste Popup

This annoying behavior has been reported by Emilia on our iOS 16.0.1 review page:

“I’m frequently asked to allow paste between apps. Is this normal or a bug?”

I couldn’t replicate the issue on an iPhone 13 Pro but found similar reports on the web and most of them are related to the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.

Are you also asked if you would like to paste from an app all the time? Share it in the comments please. Also mention iPhone model and which apps are triggering this popup.

iOS 16 Allow Paste Triggers

Apparently, Apple has changed the way apps are able to access the clipboard in iOS 16. This has been done to prevent them from copying/pasting data without permission, and third-party apps are yet to be update to this new behavior.

However, some iPhone 14 users complain that the ‘would like to paste from’ popup also shows between native iOS apps:
“Messages would like to paste from Safari.”
“Mail would like to paste from Safari.”

Are you experiencing the same?

How To Fix iOS 16 Would Like To Paste From Request

Unfortunately, if you tap Allow Paste the permission is valid only for the current action only and not for all upcoming interactions between the two apps.

The classic Always / Never / Once options for allowing an action are replaced by the dull Don’t Allow Paste and Allow Paste options, with the first one being bolded and suggested!

This means that you will be prompted with the ‘would you like to paste from’ request over and over again!

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, there’s no iOS 16 setting allowing you to disable Allow Paste popups. So, here are a few things that you could try:

1. Update Apps

As mentioned above, third-party apps might have to adapt to these new iOS 16 requirements. So, scan the App Store daily for new app updates and install them as soon as they become available.

ADHDK Reddit user, confirms that he’s not getting the Allow Paste requests for new, updated apps. Have you noticed the same.

2. Update iOS 16

The iOS 16 Allow Paste request are definitely glitching out and Apple will have to fine tune them in an upcoming software update.

This could come in a small iOS 16.0.2 release or later on in the scheduled iOS 16.1 update (October), which is currently beta tested.

Have you managed to disable iOS 16 Allow Paste popups? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section to share your feedback!

Related: You might be interest in other iOS 16 bugs and their available workarounds. Check our extended review here.

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