Mastering iOS: Pasting plain text.
Pasting text between fields in iOS apps can be a pain, since rich-text formatting is often copied along with it. Try pasting a text from Notes app into an email. The font becomes is massive and it’s just not possible to fix. This makes pasting into any other rich-text field a nightmare in reformatting in any app. But there’s a simple way to change rich text to plain text when copying so that it follows the rich-text format of the document you’re pasting into and looks normal:
- Quickly tap anywhere on the text field of the text you want to copy.
- Choose Select All from the contextual menu.
- Choose Share from the contextual menu.
- ChoseCopy from the Share Sheet.
Plain text is now on your clipboard and should easily paste into any text field, rich or plain.
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