Where is the clipboard on my iPhone?
If you’re looking for where Apple stores all the texts you’ve copied recently on your iPhone, and can’t seem to find it, well, that because there’s none, as Apple doesn’t even store them in the first place.
You see like I always use to say, the Apple iOS is a very robust mobile operating system, but it still lacks some basic everyday features as compared to its Android counterparts, with one of them being the lack of a proper clipboard manager.
This means that if you must copy an object or text from somewhere, you must use or paste it somewhere else before copying another one, else, the new text will overwrite the old one, unlike on most android phones that have a proper clipboard manager built right into their various touch keyboards, giving you the flexibility and freedom to copy numerous texts separately from different sources and store them separately to be used later.
How do I access the clipboard on my iPhone, and see texts I’ve copied?
Well, unfortunately, there’s currently no way you can do that right now on the iOS operating system, cause Apple doesn’t make provisions for a proper clipboard manager on the OS, and like I said, you can only copy and use one string of text at a time.
But, if you must have a clipboard on your iPhone, today, I’ll be showing you the three best clipboard manager apps out there that you can download and start using right now on your iPhone.
The first two are third-party keyboard apps with built-in clipboards in them, making your typing experience easier and faster, while the last one is a standalone clipboard manager app that can be used separately.
So, you’re ready?
Well then, let’s get started. #enjoy.
3 best clipboard apps for iPhones
- Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard app with a built-in clipboard.
- Google Gboard keyboard app with a built-in clipboard.
- Paste iOS clipboard manager app.
Download Now: SwiftKey iOS keyboard app.
There’s no doubt that the SwiftKey keyboard by Microsoft is currently among the most popular keyboard apps you can find on the App Store right now, and it does so for many good reasons.
Aside from the fact that it does offer many features to make typing on your iPhone fun and more enjoyable, it has this unique clipboard baked right into the app, something that the proprietary iOS keyboard app lacks.
So, with this feature turn on, anywhere you copy text from on the iPhone, be it from a browser, an app, or whatever, that text will be securely saved for you on the SwiftKey’s clipboard.
So, if you happen to copy multiple texts from separate sources, and you want to paste any one of those texts, all you have to do is simply tap on the particular one you want to paste from SwiftKey’s clipboard, and you’re good to go.
But first, you have to activate this clipboard feature from the app settings, and here’s how to do that.
- Download the SwiftKey app by using the link above.
- After that, open it, and grant it the required permissions.
- From the app’s main settings page, there is an option labeled, “Rich input“, tap on it.
- Tap “Clipboard” from the new screen you’ll be taken to.
- You should see a button at the top your screen that let’s you activate the clipboard feature, and that’s it.
And here’s how to view and paste copied text from the SwiftKey’s clipboard.
- While typing with the Swiftkey keyboard, and you want to paste a text you copied from somewhere;
- All you have to do is tap on the clipboard icon from the app’s toolbar.
- And from there, you can see your most recent copied items, simply tap on any one of them to paste it.
- You can even pin items to the top of the list, so they don’t get pushed down or erased as you copy more texts.
Download Now: Google’s Gboard iOS keyboard app.
The Gboard is another great keyboard app you can find on the App Store, and as the name implies, it’s made by Google.
Aside from the many usability features it brings to your fingertips which makes it superior to the proprietary keyboard app offered by Apple, you also get a clipboard feature.
And as with the SwiftKey, all you have to do is keep copying texts from various sources, and they will automatically keep being saved in the Gboard’s clipboard.
Making it even better is the fact that it can automatically identify different types of texts such as email addresses, phone numbers, website URLs, etc.
But, again, you first have to activate the clipboard feature from the app’s main settings, and to do that, simply follow the steps below.
- First download the Gboard app on your iPhone by using the link above.
- After that, open it, and grant access to the permissions required.
- From the app’s main settings page, tap on “Clipboard“.
- You’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll see a toggle button you can press to activate the feature.
And when you’re done activating the feature, to see all, and use any of your copied texts, all you have to do is;
- While typing with the Gboard app, and you want to paste a text;
- Simply tap the clipboard icon from the app’s toolbar.
- Tap the toggle button next to the clipboard label to actiavte it, and you’re good to go.
- After doing that, you can simply tap any of your copied texts from the list to paste it into whatever it is that you’re currently typing.
Paste – Clipboard Manager
Download Now: Paste – Clipboard Manager iOS app.
Like I said, the Paste app is a standalone clipboard manager app for iOS devices and a very robust one at that.
Aside from automatically saving texts that you copied, it can also save a whole lot of things such as images, addresses, phone numbers, etc.
In addition to that, the app has a search function that lets you search for things (texts) you copied by just remembering and inputting some parts of the text into the search bar.
The app also keeps a record of where a particular object was copied from, the time it was copied, the size, and in the case of a text, the number of characters or letters contained in it.
So, in conclusion, if you need a robust clipboard app to help you manage everything you copy on your iPhone ranging from text to images, to links, addresses, and whatnot, then the Paste app is simply the best one you can get out there, and there’s no doubt about that.
So, with these, I hoped I’ve been able to answer your question of “where is the clipboard on my iPhone?“, and also shown you how to get a proper clipboard for your phone using third-party keyboard apps, and a standalone clipboard manager app.
Kindly tell us which of these ways you prefer the most by leaving a comment for us in the comments section below, and if you find this post helpful, kindly give it a thumbs up by sharing it, and as always, I’ll see y’all tomorrow, #peace out.
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