How to disable “Allow Paste From” pop-ups on your iPhone

iOS 16 includes a helpful feature that aims to enhance your security by introducing copy-and-paste permission settings. While it can be beneficial, some users might find the “Allow Paste From” pop-ups annoying, especially if they frequently use copy-and-paste. If you’re one of them, don’t worry! In this guide, we’ll show you how to turn off those pesky “Allow Paste From” prompts on your iPhone.

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Learn how to disable “Allow Paste From” pop-ups on your iPhone

  1. Launch the Settings app on your home screen. The app is represented by a gear icon.
  2. In the Settings menu, scroll down until you see the list of installed apps. Look for the app for which you want to disable the “Allow Paste From” pop-ups. You will need to adjust the paste permission settings for each app individually. For this guide, we will be disabling the prompt from Spotify.How to disable "Allow Paste From" pop-ups on your iPhone
  3. Once you’ve located the app, tap on it to access its specific settings. Look for an option related to paste permissions, usually labeled Paste from Other Apps. Tap on it to proceed.How to disable "Allow Paste From" pop-ups on your iPhone
  4. In the paste permission settings, you’ll see three options: Allow, Deny, and Ask. Selecting Allow means you can paste elements from other apps or Apple devices without any pop-ups. On the other hand, choosing Deny restricts clipboard access for that particular app. If you choose Ask, you’ll still see the paste permission pop-ups whenever you access the clipboard through that app.How to disable "Allow Paste From" pop-ups on your iPhone
  5. Remember that you must manually adjust the paste permission settings for each app you want to change. So, if there are multiple apps bothering you with pop-ups, go back to step 2 and repeat the process for each of them.

Additional information

Keep in mind that copy-and-paste permission settings will only show up for apps that have attempted to access your clipboard. So, you won’t see the “Allow Paste From” prompt until you use the paste function within that specific app.

While the pop-ups can be frustrating, they serve as an added layer of security to prevent accidental sharing of sensitive information from your clipboard. If you frequently use Handoff, think twice before disabling the paste permission pop-ups. Alternatively, consider disabling Apple’s Handoff feature or keeping the pop-ups enabled for specific apps where security is crucial.

Regardless of your decision on the paste permission settings, always double-check the text you copy and paste. It’s a simple habit that can prevent the unintentional sharing of private information, as not all platforms offer an undo or unsend feature.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to disable the “Allow Paste From” pop-ups on your iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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