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How to Use the Clipboard On Android Phones?

This guide shows you how to use Clipper Clipboard Manager on an Android to look at and clear the clipboard history. If you don’t use a clipboard editor app, you can find out how to use the Android Gboard keyboard in the extra information.

How to Use the Clipper Clipboard Manager

A clipboard manager app is the best way to see what you’ve copied to the clipboard in the past. Clipper Clipboard Manager is one of the easiest to use, but there are a lot of other options on Google Play.

  1. Log in to Google Play and install the Clipper Clipboard Manager app.

  2. Launch the Clipper Clipboard Manager. When you long-press and copy text to save to the clipboard, it appears in the Clipboard log inside the app.

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  3. Press the three dots to the right of the clipboard snippet to open a menu with more options.

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  4. In this menu, you can ViewEditShare, or Select that entry so that you can paste it anywhere you like.

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  5. Without a clipboard manager like Clipper, you’d only have access to the last item that you copied to the clipboard. However, a clipboard manager gives you access to the clipboard history so you can use anything you’ve recently saved there.

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How to Clear Your Android Clipboard

When you click the three dots to the right of a pick in the Clipper Clipboard Manager, you’ll see a Delete button. Use this to get rid of those things on the clipboard.

You could also turn on and use the Gboard keyboard that comes with Android phones made in the last few years. If it’s not on your phone, you can get Gboard from Google Play.

  1. Open the messaging app on your Android, and press the + symbol to the left of the text field.

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  2. Select the keyboard icon. When the keyboard appears, select the > symbol at the top. Here, you can tap the clipboard icon to open the Android clipboard.

  3. If you’ve never used the clipboard before on your phone, you’ll see a notification to turn on the Gboard clipboard. To do so, tap Turn on the clipboard.

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  4. With the clipboard on, any time you copy something to the clipboard and then tap the clipboard on the Google Android keyboard again, you’ll see a history of all recent items you’ve added.

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  5. To delete any of these items from the clipboard, first, tap the edit icon.

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  6. Select each item you want to delete and tap the trash icon to delete them.

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  7. The clipboard manager that comes with your built-in keyboard app depends largely on your Android phone version and brand.

  8. For example, the Samsung Keyboard features a clipboard manager tool as well. The keyboard is typically the primary way to access and manage your clipboard without an app.

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Where Is the Clipboard on an Android Phone?

When you copy text to your Android’s clipboard, the clipboard service keeps the text in RAM. On Android phones that come out of the box, you can’t get to that info directly. The information of what was copied to the clipboard on a Samsung phone is saved in a file in the /data/Clipboard directory.

Even on a Samsung phone, you can’t get to that file without rooting the phone. However, you can use a clipboard manager app to get to your clipboard data on any Android phone.

Parvesh Rana

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