When i copy text on ipad where does it go

Introduction to Copying and Pasting

By Sam Costello. iPhone/iPod Expert

Sam Costello has been writing about technology since 2000. He has published articles with CNN, PC World, InfoWorld, and Computerworld, among others. For those magazines and websites, he covered digital copyright, the rise and fall of Napster, mobile devices, and computer and network security. He has written about PDAs, monitors, and printers for Samsung's consumer websites.

When i copy text on ipad where does it go

Updated January 12, 2015.

Last Updated: Jan. 12, 2015

Copy and paste is one of the most basic—and most commonly used—features of any desktop or laptop computer. It's hard to imagine being able to use a computer without copy and paste, actually.

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The iPhone has a copy and paste feature, but without an Edit menu at the top of every app, it can be hard to find (and, believe it or not, the iPhone didn't always have copy/paste. It took until the release of iOS 3.0 to add it).

Once you know how to use it, you'll become a lot more productive on your smartphone. Here's what you need to know.

You use copy and paste through pop up menu that offers the ability to select text, copy it, and then paste it into the same or another app. Not every app supports copy and paste, but many do.

To get the pop up to appear, tap on a word or area of the screen and hold your finger down until the magnifying glass appears. When it shows up, you can remove your finger.

When you do this, the copy and paste pop up menu appears and the word or section of text you tapped is highlighted.

In some apps the pop-up menu offers a Copy button and allows you to move boundaries of the selected text (see step 2 for more), while in others, it reads Select/Select All. If you've selected text in a document that you've created (a note or unsent email or text message. for instance, Cut is also an option; that's not present in a document you didn't create, like an email someone has sent you).

Copying Images

You can also copy and paste many images on the iPhone.

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