How to Use Universal Clipboard to Copy and Paste Across MacOS® and iOS® Operating Systems

by | Jan 25, 2019 | Experimac, Partners, Technology

From Experimac

If you are an avid Apple® device user and use multiple Apple products in your life, the Universal Clipboard option will make your digital life easier. When this ease transfers to real life, the benefits of using Apple operating systems are clear.

What is Universal Clipboard?

The Universal Clipboard option allows you to copy text, images, photos, and videos on one Apple device and then paste the digital material to another Apple device.

Once you copy content on one Apple device, any devices that are logged into the same Apple iCloud® account will have that content available immediately for pasting. This share function is useful in all facets of life.

The kitchen is one of the most popular places to use digital devices. If you are searching for recipes, you can copy a recipe then paste it into a grocery list set up within the Notes app on your iPhone® device.

  • Step one is to copy the content. Select the content you want to copy on your Mac® computer, for example, by pressing Command+C or choose Edit > Copy.
  • For a small window of time, the copied content will be available for pasting.
  • Paste the content on another iOS device by positioning the pointer where you want to paste the content and then pasting it. For example, on your iPad® tablet, double tap, then choose Paste from the options.

It should be noted that according to Apple.com, “To use Universal Clipboard, your devices must meet Continuity system requirements. They must also have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Handoff turned on in your System Preferences (on your Mac) and in Settings (on your iOS devices). You must be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID on all your devices.”

The versatility of Apple iOS devices gives users a sophisticated and very user-friendly experience. The luxury of device compatibility is one of the many benefits to using Apple products and operating systems.

If your Apple devices are in need of repairs or upgrades, visit the team of expert techs at your local Experimac store. We are happy to help you ensure your devices are set up correctly so you can make the most of your Apple products with features such as Universal Clipboard and more. Walk-ins are always welcome so stop by anytime!

Business hours are Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 8 PM. Experimac is located at 1865-106 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Looking for ways to keep your personal information personal? Your Fredericksburg Experimac store can help make sure you are doing everything possible. Stop by today!

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