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Question: IOS 8 copy paste problem + slowdown

Upgraded my ipad2 to ios 8. General slowdown, apps crashing on startup, huge lag when typing or selecting email from inbox. I've also experienced a strange copy/paste issue In Safari, facebook and other apps. When I copy and try to paste, I often get an old item I copied instead of the last item. Yesterday I tried to paste a URL repeatedly and kept getting text I copied from notes earlier in the day. I gave up. Today when I tried to copy and paste a sentence from a website, the URL that wouldn't paste yesterday kept pasting! Anyone else experience these issues?

iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 8

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Sep 30, 2014 6:21 AM in response to TheHaj In response to TheHaj

I am an iPAD2 user and I think it's important we are aware the problem not specific to a particular model of iPAD. Rather, it appears across the product line. As a result of IOS 8+ the OS is eating RAM like its a **** Pacman game!! My RAM is consistently in double digits and I only have one app installed which is Smart Memory Pro to monitor my RAM and Processes. I have all background settings turned off, notifications turned off and multitude of other services turned off. Does not improve free RAM.


I've now tested, with success thus far, that I have to free up RAM every time to clear out old data in clipboard to be able to effectively copy paste new data. Obviously not a solution, a PITA workaround. It also requires having to install an app capable of free'g up RAM. Having to revert to an addtl app takes up storage and creates more RAM consumption. It, too, is PITA, in that it does not automatically scan and constantly free up RAM. Freeing up RAM is a manual, user invoked task. An Apple bug fix should include auto free up RAM code built-in. We should not have to constantly take these extra steps to perform a simple process that is already part of the features nor have to download free or purchased apps to monitor and perform steps to compensate for IOS shortfall.


I was all set to upgrade to a IPhone 6 or 6+. Glad I did not. Also thought about upgrading iPad, but will not knowing these issues are across product lines.


On the crash information. I noticed in the Smart Memory Pro app some text info that indicates the app will refresh open apps (I assume means close) to avoid a crash of the iPad. I've also looked in my diagnostic data and can see references to various errors or crash. I assume the diagnostic data is correlated to my apps sporadically shutting down, which may very well be tied to RAM.


I would recommend if you do not have a free RAM app, download and monitor your RAM and see if you, too, are in double or low digits in comparison to your overall installed RAM regardless of iPAD model. I personally like Smart Memory Pro, but there is Free RAM and System Monitor App. (Think those are the names).

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Sep 20, 2014 2:16 PM in response to TheHaj In response to TheHaj

I Have the same problem with copy and paste in ios 8.


i Think your other problems are due to your ipad 2. We have ipads from 3 to air, and iphones from 5 to 5s and have no lag or slowdown issues. just the copy and paste problem.

Sep 20, 2014 2:16 PM

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Sep 22, 2014 2:33 AM in response to TheHaj In response to TheHaj

Yep, exactly what I've got, copy and paste is all screwed up as is the speed, everything slowed.


Im beginning to almost hate Apple after os7 destroyed so much efficiency from iOS 6 by comparison; I thought 8 couldn't be worse, but now copy and paste is defunct. That is a major downer and makes this iOS a joke.

Sep 22, 2014 2:33 AM

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Sep 22, 2014 2:49 AM in response to edmond4 In response to edmond4

I had the same problem, then I got this solution:


Back up device + Factory reset + Restore = Copy / Paste works again.


(Beta testers are encouraged to always do a clean install after a beta period when the official release comes. Shame on me!)

Sep 22, 2014 2:49 AM

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Sep 24, 2014 9:04 AM in response to TheHaj In response to TheHaj

Same thing happening to me since IOS 8 update. If I try to copy a URL from safari or google or elsewhere and then try to paste into a Facebook message, comment, or post - I am not able to. Seems a previous copy is stuck in clipboard and that's what keeps posting. IPad also constantly shutting down apps. I look at the system monitor info and with all apps turned off, I seem to be using 350+ RAM out of the 512RAM. RIDICULOUS!

Sep 24, 2014 9:04 AM

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Sep 24, 2014 2:30 PM in response to Daniel Waj In response to Daniel Waj

I too am experiencing the Cut/Copy/Paste problem everyone else is describing. I'm also experiencing apps being terminated and restarting after switching from one app to another whereas ios7 did not switch out the apps (I mean small apps like Notes to/from Google Drive to/from Safari, for example). The app switching problem is one that I experienced when ios7 first came out but had been greatly improved with the lastest ios7. I hope it improves also in the new ios8. (I have an iPhone 4S).


I tried the Backup/Factory Reset/Restore and it did appear that the Cut/Copy/Paste problem disappeared (yesterday), but today the problem is as if I had not done a Factory Reset/Restore. (The process did, however, clean my iPhone's space significantly so there was a benefit in this regard). It is sad that these ios updates are released with such awful bugs. It detracts from the usefulness of such useful products.

Sep 24, 2014 2:30 PM

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