Apple have removed the ability to copy part of a text message in iOS 10. Quite often I need to copy just part of a text message – e.g. a verification code, a bank account number, an address and so on, to paste into another application. You can’t do this anymore in iOS 10. There is a work around. Copy the entire message, paste it into the text reply field at the bottom of the messages window, then copy part of the message from there.
Read on for details.
If you have received a text message in iOS 10, and tried to copy just a word or two from the message, you will notice that you cannot do that anymore! Instead, you get a dialog box asking you to send a ha ha message. Apple are turning the iPhone into a kid’s toy.
There in not a way to copy just part of the message anymore. There is an option under the message to ‘Copy’ the entire message.
So a workaround is to copy the entire message, then paste the message into the text reply box as if you were going to reply to the message. Then, you can select only part of the message, like in iOS 9, because you don’t get those silly other options.