Important Information about Pocket in iOS 14

Update (September 22nd, 2020): The app update that resolves these notifications is now live in the App Store. Click here to open the App Store and update Pocket.

On September 16th, 2020, Apple released iOS 14, the latest version of the iPhone and iPad operating system.  When you use Pocket on iOS 14, you may see one or more of the following notifications in the app.

We are preparing an update for September 22nd, version 7.28, that will improve the experience outlined below (and add some fun new iOS 14 specific features, like a Pocket widget!)

In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about pop-ups that you might see while using Pocket on iOS 14, and what they mean:

“Connect to Devices” Notification 

When you first open Pocket on a device running iOS 14, you may see this popup:

This popup appears because the current version of Pocket includes some code that our developers use for troubleshooting their own devices. It has no impact for people using the Pocket app, though it does cause this popup from Apple to appear.

In the next version of Pocket (7.28) we will be removing the code that causes this popup to display.

To dismiss this, tap Don’t Allow. You can now continue using Pocket, and Pocket will not connect to your other devices. If you did say “OK” — that is also fine, Pocket does not do anything to connect to devices on your local network.

Clipboard Notification

In iOS 14, Apple has a new notification that appears when iOS detects that an app is attempting to read the content you’ve copied to your clipboard. Pocket has a feature that allows you to copy links that you wish to save, then open Pocket and tap a teal banner to save them.

If you have text copied to your clipboard, the popup shown above will appear when you open Pocket. Pocket does not save or use any clipboard content that is not a URL.

After our upcoming compatibility update (Pocket version 7.28) Pocket will only access your clipboard after iOS informs our app that the clipboard contents include a URL (and you’ll only see the notification in those instances).

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