How To Access Clipboard in Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus

Every time when you cut or copy a piece of content on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, it will be saved on the Clipboard until you decide where you want to move or to paste it. While the Clipboard isn’t such a visible area of your smartphone, it’s a useful thing and you can still access it and take a look at all the things you have copied on it. This article will show you how to use the clipboard in Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

This question of, “How do I access the Clipboard of my Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus to see the things I have copied?” is something we get to hear quite often from our readers. If you have the same curiosity, the following incredibly simple instructions will clear things up.

Being able to copy and paste on your smartphone is extremely useful, just as it is when you’re using a computer. This allows you to pull out stuff from the internet and send them as text messages, or vice versa. However, mere copy and pasting only allows you to paste only the most recent thing that you have copied. With the Clipboard, the Galaxy S8 allows you to file a lot of copied things, and choose which ones to paste where.

How To Access Clipboard in Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8, like most other smartphones, does not have the clipboard readily visible. It’s squirreled away for you to go looking for it. Following the instructions below will allow you to access your clipboard.

  1. Access the Samsung keyboard.
  2. Tap on the Customizable key.
  3. Select the Clipboard key.

This shows the clipboard on your Galaxy S8. Here you will find all the things you have copied. The clipboard keeps all of them indefinitely until you delete it.

How to Paste From Clipboard in Galaxy S8

You can also access the clipboard more easily when you are ready to paste. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Find an empty text box where you would like to paste.
  2. Long tap on it to get the Clipboard button.
  3. Tap on the button to access the Clipboard and see what you’ve copied in there.

From here, you may select which of the copied texts you want to paste into the empty text box selected. You may also delete the contents of the clipboard from here.

How To Copy Texts To Clipboard in Galaxy S8

Copying things to the clipboard is very easy and intuitive. You can copy both texts and pictures onto the clip tray. To copy text, do the following:

  1. Access the text you want to copy on your S8. It may be from a browser or a messaging app.
  2. Long press on a word that’s part of the text you want to copy. This will highlight that word. In some messaging apps, like your Messages app or Facebook Messenger, it will instantly show the option to copy. Skip the next step when this happens.
  3. If only a single word is highlighted and you wish to select a longer phrase or sentence, two bars will appear on both sides of that word. You may drag these bars to mark the beginning and end of the phrase you wish to copy.
  4. Tap on the Copy option.

Viola! The text is now copied to your Clipboard.

How To Copy Images To Clipboard in Galaxy S8

To copy images to the clipboard on your S8, follow these steps. It is fairly similar to copying texts.

  1. Access the picture from the Gallery App on your phone.
  2. Tap on the Options menu (the three-dotted icon on the upper-right hand of the screen).
  3. Select Copy to Clip Tray or Copy to Clipboard.

Now your texts or images are ready for pasting. This is a very convenient feature on your Galaxy S8 that allows you to work faster, without having to memorize things and type them all over again.

Delete Clipboard Contents on Galaxy S8

One last thing: here are the steps to delete contents of the clipboard on the Galaxy S8.

  1. Click on the trash can icon when the clipboard is open.
  2. Select the text or image you want to delete.
  3. Or, select all.
  4. Hit Done.

And now you know everything you need to in order to copy and paste and manage your clipboard. Feel free to review this guide in case you forget anything.

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