Why is Windy always reading my clipboard on iPad?

  • | Premium

    Every time I switch to Windy and there is something new in my clipboard, Windy reads it.

    I would consider this at least dubious, if not a privacy invasion. I expect an app to read my clipboard after my explicit action (keyboard shortcut, clicking a button).

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  • Sailor Moderator

    @libor-m
    It’s a bit strange indeed. I get the same notification with iOS app on iPad, but not on iPhone. And these words are in my native and location language while I select English in Windy. May be not a direct notification from Windy??

  • Administrator

    @libor-m Never ever seen this message before. We do not read clipboard data at all. Can you try delete Windy and reinstall it?

    What version of iOS is this. What device?

  • | Premium

    @ivo just tested the same scenario on two devices (iPhone 6s and iPad Pro 3rd gen, both iOS/iPadOS 14.2), both devices display the message. Repro, in brief:

    • remove Windy, install Windy
    • open Safari, select some text, tap ‘copy’ in the pop-up menu
    • switch to Windy (by cmd-tab on iPad, home button double click on iPhone)
    • the message appears
    • log in with my account
    • loop to ‘open Safari’ (the message appears again also when logged in)
  • | Premium

    Seems the reported problem is a new “feature” in the version released on Dec 16. Just found one iPad mini 4, which was not updated yet - it started to read the clipboard as well after the update to the latest Windy version (iPadOS 14.2).

  • Sailor Moderator

    @libor-m
    You're right, this new notification appears since the last iOS update. It appears also with other applications, for example with Google translation. But in this case only when you click "paste" button. For Windy app nothing is pasted, not even in the search bar.

  • Administrator

    @libor-m This is definitely bug of iOS 14.X. We DO NOT REQUEST YOUR CLIPBOARD DATA at all. We are sorry for that.

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