iOS 16 introduced a new privacy feature that requires apps to receive a user's permission before directly accessing their iPhone's clipboard to paste text from other apps, but some users experienced an issue that caused the prompt to appear excessively. Apple released iOS 16.0.2 with a fix for the issue and other bugs in late September.
What and how iOS versions are affected:
Older than iOS 16.0, you will not get prompted for clipboard pasting
In iOS 16.0, you will get the prompt every time (not possible to suppress the prompts)
In iOS 16.1 and later, you will get prompted, but the user can change this in the settings app to not ask every time
The Platform Authenticator needs the paste permissions; otherwise, it will always ask to read the clipboard.
Setting the permission
From iOS 16.1, prompts for paste permissions can be avoided with the following steps:
- In settings, there is a new field (since iOS/iPadOS 16) "Paste from other apps" for every application
- The possibilities are Ask, Deny and Allow. Select Allow.