Where is My Clipboard on My iPhone?

November 21, 2023
David Sunnyside

A clipboard is a feature on computer or mobile devices that stores cut or copied text or data so you can paste it elsewhere. It’s a useful feature, especially when you need to copy and paste the same information frequently, such as an address or email address.

The iPhone doesn’t have a clipboard by default, and it can only store one piece of copied text or image at a time. That makes it difficult to find your clipboard history on the iPhone if you’ve been using it for a while. Fortunately, there are a few workarounds that you can use to see your clipboard history on the iPhone.

You can view the contents of your iPhone clipboard by pasting it into an app that accepts both text and images, such as Notes or Messages. However, you can also use a third-party app that keeps a detailed history of your clipboard. Some popular apps that do this include Paste, Copy Better, and Copied.

You can also use the Shortcuts app on the iPhone to create a shortcut that will clear your iPhone’s clipboard and show the last item you copied. To do this, launch the Shortcuts app and tap the Gallery menu. Then, search for the “Clean Up Clipboard” shortcut. Once you’ve found it, add it to your collection of shortcuts. Then, you can activate the shortcut by either tapping on it in the Shortcuts app or saying “Hey Siri, open Adjust Clipboard” to use it.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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