The pop-up asking for user permission if an app wants to access the clipboard has been responded to by Apple.

The new prompt was added as a privacy measure, requiring that apps ask for permission to access the clipboard, which may have sensitive data The prompt has become an annoyance for users as they installiOS 16 as it constantly asks for permission whenever they want to paste something into an app

The constant pop-up is not how the feature is intended to work according to Apple. An email was sent to Craig Federighi and Tim Cook, complaining about the constant prompt and advocating for Apple to treat access to the clipboard the same way as third-party access.

A senior manager at Apple joined the email thread and said that the pop-up is not supposed to appear every time a user tries to paste. We will get to the bottom of it, and this is not expected behavior. This behavior is not something Apple has seen inside, but it is not the only one.

Responding to the suggestion that clipboard access should be added within the Settings app on a per-app basis, Huang said it would make a "good improvement" and added that Apple "certainly need to fix and make apps like Mail just work even without this setting, but it's still He said that he would keep you updated.

The feature is one of the inventions listed in the patent application.

It will likely be weeks before the update is ready to ship, since Apple is currently testing it with developers. There is an update for the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The initial version of iOS 16 is still being used by all compatible devices.

The clipboard access bug is one of the features that could be fixed in the next update to the operating system.