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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Access Clipboard in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Copy and paste text is a feature that can be used in Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will help you duplicating or moving copied text with ease from one app to another. Since all copied text will be saved to the clipboard, it makes you can not only paste a text that you have just copied, but also paste an older copied text by selecting the required one from the clipboard as long as the clipboard has not been cleared yet.


How to access the clipboard?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to access the clipboard: 1) in an app or screen where you can enter text by long tapping in a text entry field, 2) in an app or screen where you can see the keyboard by utilizing more options in the keyboard.


Method #1: From a text entry field
If you have ever copied text or taken a screenshot then you can easily access the clipboard from a text entry field in any app or screen. But, as the example, we'll access the clipboard from a text entry field when composing a new text message in Messaging app:
  1. Copy a text from any app or take a screenshot.
  2. Now, open Messaging app and then tap to create a new text message.
  3. Long tap in the Enter message field until a pop up window appears and then select Clipboard .
  4. All recently copied text/pictures will be displayed now and you can select the one that you want to paste to.
  5. The selected text or picture will be pasted in the Enter message field.


Method #2: From the keyboard
You can easily access the clipboard in any screen or app where you can use the keyboard. But, as the example, we'll access the clipboard from the keyboard when composing a new text message in Messaging app:
  1. Open Messaging app and then tap to create a new text message.
  2. If necessary, tap the Enter message field to view the keyboard.
  3. Long tap (FYI, other icons may appear instead of depending on the last function that was used) until a pop up window appears and then select to access the clipboard.
  4. All recently copied text/pictures will be displayed now and you can select the one that you want to paste to.
  5. The selected text or picture will be pasted in the Enter message field.

As a note, the copied pictures in clipboard are only available and can be pasted if you're in a text entry field where you can insert pictures, e.g: when composing text or email messages.

Comments

  1. Hi, thanks really helped me... and its really easy to understand compared to others..!

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    1. Hi Nj Khan,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm happy to know that you can find something useful here :)

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  2. I have android 4.4.4. Only paste option appears. No cilipboard. With Android jellybean it works fine! Any idea how to get to make it work?

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    1. Hi Sosolobi,
      Thanks for coming.
      You can use method #2 to access clipboard if the clipboard icon doesn't appear when you use method #1.
      However, you can try clearing your clipboard and then restart your phone. Once your phone is on, try copying a text and then paste it in another app using method #1. See whether you will have the clipboard icon.

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  3. I cannot access clipboard on long tap.. I can copy and get popped "copied to clipboard" but long tab stopped working in my Galaxy s7

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  4. Thank you! This is a feature I have never used and thanks to you I have been.

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