VoiceOver and text fields on websites

iOS & iPadOS

Since the latest update on iOS, I am having difficulties completing text in text fields on websites, including this one. If I want to review what I have written the Rueter settings only allow me to read the whole text rather than word by word or character by character. I am using an iPhone 6.



Submitted by OldBear on Monday, November 14, 2016

It is an issue with multi-line edit fields. Several of us have reported this bug to Apple, but I suggest you also report it. Someone wrote that turning VO off then back on might help, but it didn't seem to help for me. Also, if you have a bluetooth keyboard, it will probably have the same kind of issue with the arrow keys not doing anything when quick nav is off in a text field.
Apple did write me back and say they are aware of the bug, but didn't know when it would be resolved.

Submitted by Notechie on Monday, April 27, 2020

I have found some text fields inaccessible that were accessible previously. Why would this happen? I admit that the last time I had the control option lock on but other times not the case.

Hi I have read the previous statement about quick nav being off and have turned it on. presto the text fields are accessible. too bad that cost me so much trouble for several weeks...