Does anyone else get the issue where you are unable to delete characters or words in a Facebook or reddit post.

iOS & iPadOS

Firstly, I should say that I’m using the latest version of iOS although this problem has existed in previous versions, with voice-over.
My problem is that when posting to Facebook or reddit, I can go back to edit it by adding more words, but I can’t delete characters or words in the text field.
This makes it quite difficult to use Facebook since I can’t go back and edit out misspellings or incorrect words, which is happening more frequently due to iOS dictation not picking up my words properly.
It also seems to be arbitrary, sometimes when I log in I can delete words but other times I can’t, and reloading the page does nothing.
It’s a shame because I really enjoy posting to social media, but it’s become a lot more difficult.
Does anyone else have this problem, and if so, how do you deal with it?ea



Submitted by Dawn on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

do you use the facebook and reddit site? or the apps? try using the apps. I find Faceboo's site to not work as good as the app.
haven't seen this issue myself. also, update apps to the latest versions.

Submitted by Seanoevil on Thursday, February 14, 2019


A couple of IOS Versions ago, I noticed and reported a similar problem in the Apple Store App.
In that instance, once data was entered it seemed I was unable to delete words or data as you describe. Further investigation revealed that my edits were actually being carried out, but that VO was not reading the edited text. ie there was a disparity between what was in the text box and what VO was announcing.
In response to my report, Apple advised they were aware of the bug in the Apple Store App and it would be repaired in a later release. I don't order from the Apple Store all that often, so can't confirm the current status of this bug.
Some work arounds to help you:
1. Make the edits as per normal, difficult without VO feedback I know, then go back one screen and then return to your post and, assuming it's the same bug, VO will read your edited data correctly.
2. Create your post in Notes, or text entry App of your choice, and copy/paste into the Text Edit field.

Please be sure to report your specific bug to Apple.



Submitted by Ipadman on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Yes, it does seem that the edits are being carried out sporadically though voice-over does not recognise them.
I tend to use the sites rather than the apps.
My fear is that if I report this issue to Apple Accessibility, they will say that it has nothing to do with them because q it’s a problem with Facebook or whoever, since it happens on those sites.

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