How to Copy-Paste Text and pictures Between Your iPhone and Mac

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How to Copy-Paste Text and pictures Between Your iPhone and Mac


Universal clipboard was one among the headline features announced at WWDC 2016. This is often the power to repeat items on one Apple device and paste them on another. This works across iOS and macOS devices and may be a neat feature to possess if you retain switching between your Apple devices.

Here’s an inventory of devices that are compatible with Apple’s universal clipboard feature:

  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air or newer
  • iPad mini 2 or newer
  • iPod touch (6th generation) or newer
  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (2012 or newer)
  • iMac (2012 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

This feature works only on iOS 10 and macOS Sierra so make certain to update your devices to those operating systems first. Once you’ve got done that, here’s the way to enable universal clipboard on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac:

  1. check in to an equivalent iCloud account on all devices.
  2. On iOS, head to Settings > iCloud to see your iCloud account.
  3. On macOS, open System Preferences > iCloud and check it matches with what you noticed in step 2.
  4. turn on Bluetooth on all of your devices.
  5. On iOS, head to Settings > Bluetooth to try to to this.
  6. On macOS, open System Preferences > Bluetooth to modify on Bluetooth.
  7. turn on Wi-Fi on all of your devices
  8. On iOS, head to Settings > Wi-Fi.
  9. On macOS, click the Wi-Fi icon on the highest bar.

Once you’ve done all of those things, universal copy-paste should start working. Just copy anything on your iOS devices and paste on your Mac. There are not any toggles or switches to enable this. It should start performing on its own. you’ll use this to repeat text and pictures between your iPhone and Mac, though text formatting might not always be preserved, depending upon the apps you’re using.
Note that for universal clipboard to figure all devices needn’t get on an equivalent Wi-Fi network, but Wi-Fi and Bluetooth got to be switched on, and therefore the devices got to be on the brink of one another , though Apple doesn’t specify what ‘close’ means. We tested this with a MacBook Air connected to a Wi-Fi network and an iPhone on 4G, and universal copy-paste worked just fine.
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