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How To Copy/Paste In Android

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Android, File & Disk Management

A reader had a question about the best way to copy and paste on an Android device. That’s going to depend on what type of file you’re choosing to copy and also what app you’re using.

For example, let’s look at this image from my photo gallery.


If I press my phone’s menu button, I’ll get the option to copy.


If I want to paste it into a text message, I press down and hold inside the message until I get the option to paste or view the clipboard.


To copy some text from a message, you would also just press down on the text you want until you see the option to copy.


To copy text from a webpage, I just press and hold the test and an option to copy appears  at the top of the browser.


To copy either a file or an individual document or image from a file manager program, press and hold the item.


When you select copy, it will ask you where you want to copy the item to. Select the file or external storage where you’d like it to go.¬† Now if you want to remove the item from where it is and put it somewhere else like microSD card, choose the move option.


In most cases either choosing a menu button or pressing and holding will bring up the options you need.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “How To Copy/Paste In Android”

  1. Al Jackson says:

    Thanks for responding to my question.

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