iOS 16 Will Require Apps to Ask Users for Permission to Access the Clipboard

Apple is expanding its privacy features with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 by now requiring apps to ask users for their permission before accessing their clipboard.

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"Apps need your permission before accessing the pasteboard to paste content from another app," Apple says on its website. Apple already requires apps to ask for their consent before accessing their microphone, camera, and location, with the clipboard being the latest addition.

The first beta of ‌iOS 16‌ and ‌iPadOS 16‌ is currently available to registered developers and a public beta will be available in July.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16

Top Rated Comments

laszlo182 Avatar
4 weeks ago
*facebook coming up with a 10 line essay in the permission prompt on why they need access to your clipboard*
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
4 weeks ago
Oh come on! Finally. Most apps have no reason to access the clipboard and I'd like to block all of them.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
4 weeks ago
Very good news.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
4 weeks ago
> Google_ has entered the chat.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sciomar Avatar
4 weeks ago
Hopefully developers do not find a workaround to counter this.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CapitalIdea Avatar
4 weeks ago

Waiting to hear facebooks excuse for why this will destroy their business model.
You mean how they will claim Big Bad Apple is trying to harm small businesses that are usually protected by Saint Zuck.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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