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Cannot input characters into scroll “action field” using password method, mobile Safari & iOS 14?

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ETA: Buried the lead in the original post.

 

Problem:

I cannot enter characters into the scroll “action field” when using a password to confirm scroll actions, such as for Abandon.  This includes entering characters either manually or autofill.

 

Outcome: 

The scroll “action field” and the page freezes for a few minutes.  The scroll “action field” does not allow input of any characters if scroll requires entering password to complete action. If I keep tapping, at some point the “action field” allows me to enter characters. 

 

Affected: iPhone using mobile Safari, running iOS 14.

Affected: iPad using Safari, running iOS 14.

Unaffected: iPhone using mobile Safari, running iOS 12.

 

Affected: Any scroll “actions” using the password confirmation method, such as Abandon, Incubate,  Influence, Precognition, Kill, Release, Fertility, Ward, etc. Any method of input is affected, including autofill, Touch ID, Face ID, or manually.

Unaffected: Any scroll “actions” using the action word confirmation method (inputting the action word itself), such as INCUBATE.

 

Affected: Account/Account Settings “You must enter your current password to make any changes to your account settings.” “current password“ field. 

Unaffected: Logging in to my scroll.

 

I have a new theory that this might affect iOS 14.   I tried my old iPhone, which is still on iOS 12, and everything works normally. 

 

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Original post below ( I have since realized it has nothing to do with Touch ID or Face ID or auto fill.

 

Have had an issue for awhile on dragcave.net scroll in using auto fill passwords with Safari on iPhone unlocked with Touch ID. (Passwords are not saved in browser.)When I try any scroll action that needs a password, I am unable to enter anything in the password field. It takes several minutes for anything to change with the password field. Eventually, I can enter the password using my usual method.

 

I did not realize there had been a forum software update. Now I am wondering if the two are connected. ETA: This affects my scroll, not my forum account, so it is not a forum issue. It is a dragon cave issue. 
 

The below thread is not applicable. Left here because I originally thought it might be.

 

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25 minutes ago, missy_ said:

I did not realize there had been a forum software update. Now I am wondering if the two are connected. 

Well, at least I'm fairly sure that the forum and the site are absolutely not connected.

 

Personally, I suspect that the issue is with the touchid unlock, however that works.

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On 3/3/2021 at 4:36 AM, Ruby Eyes said:

Well, at least I'm fairly sure that the forum and the site are absolutely not connected.

 

Personally, I suspect that the issue is with the touchid unlock, however that works.

 

Apologies @Ruby Eyes I did not adequately describe the issue. Have since edited original post.

As a test, I tried touch ID on the forum and it works fine. So maybe this issue is related to my scroll password field but not the forum password.

 

Still, I am having the same issue with Safari on my iPad, which uses Face ID. It takes up to several minutes to allow me to access the password field.

 

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To be clear, even if I am not trying to use Face ID or touch ID, I am unable to manually type any characters into the scroll “action field” when using the password confirmation method. The field appears to be frozen and will not allow me to input anything. I have added details to my original post.

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I'm not able to reproduce any issues on iOS 14 in Safari. All password inputs I tested (including that on the "Abandon" action, which is called out in the first post) correctly pulled up the keyboard and let me type.

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Maybe try re-installing Safari - it might be corrupt.

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On 3/7/2021 at 11:59 PM, TJ09 said:

I'm not able to reproduce any issues on iOS 14 in Safari. All password inputs I tested (including that on the "Abandon" action, which is called out in the first post) correctly pulled up the keyboard and let me type.


Thank you, TJ, for checking. I am still experiencing the issue. Perhaps an iOS update will fix it. As a temporary workaround, I have changed it so I have to type in the action name. I will update this thread with any new information. 
 

I wonder if Apple’s implementation of tracking blockers in Safari iOS 14 is affecting anything. In Safari’s “Privacy Report” it shows which trackers are being blocked. I don’t see any way to disable this feature; I believe it is baked in.  Toggling off content blockers does not disable it. Will look into this further. On dragcave.net, sites  such as 2mdn.net, adsafeprotected.com, amazon-adsystem.com, bluekai.com, doubleclick.net, facebook.net, google-analytics.com, googleadservices.com, googlesyndication.com, googletagservices.com, insightexpressai.com, moatads.com, myvisualiq.net, revjet.com, scorecardresearch.com, and zemanta.com are some of the trackers being “auto blocked” by Safari’s new tracking/Privacy Report, if that helps. Hopefully none of those, since they are blocked, interfere with site functionality. 
 

In Safari settings, I have “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking” enabled (but this setting isn’t new for me; although it could have an effect when combined with the Safari “Privacy Report” feature).

 

In Safari “Experimental WebKit Features” on my iPad (have it handy, could be different on my iPhone) I have enabled (I believe these are the iOS defaults, although I am not certain of this) “Swap Processes on Cross-Site Navigation,” “Web Authentication,” “Block top-level redirects by third-party iframes” and several others, in case that is of interest.

 

Currently running iOS 14.4.

 

On 3/8/2021 at 4:32 AM, Fuzzbucket said:

Maybe try re-installing Safari - it might be corrupt.


Thanks, fuzz. Safari is baked in as part of iOS, so I cannot delete only Safari and reinstall it.
 

Passwords are working fine on other websites though, and no “virtual keyboard freeze” like I am experiencing on my scroll.

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Surely there's some kind of "repair" key ? Delete DC cookies so that you have to recreate them ?

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