Android phones are capable of offering a large number of sophisticated functions that cannot be found on regular mobile phones. Almost every app on Android has a field for text-entry, making it essential to use the copy paste feature for different functions. The clipboard can vary from one version to another, but the basic feature is the same across all the Android versions with improvements in the latest versions.
Text can be copied from webpages, messages and documents you open on your Android handset. The copied text can be pasted to another message or document. The benefit of copying text on your handset is that it eliminates the need to try and tap out the text in another document or message. The function of editing text on your Android handset is something that is almost comparable to the same function on your computer. This feature has been built into every model of Android Smartphones.
The steps for performing copy and paste function on an Android handset are described here in brief. Open the website, document, email or the message from where you want to copy the text. Scroll across to the text that you want to copy to the clipboard of your mobile device. The next step is to press and hold the beginning of the text with your finger.
When you see the context menu, tap on the “Select Text” choice. Then navigate your finger on the text that you want to copy. The moment you release the finger over the text, the text gets copied onto the clipboard of your Android device. Then, the text-entry field is opened where you want the text to be copied. Press and hold till you view the context menu. And, then tap on the “Paste” button for pasting the text in this field.
The following copy-paste method makes it more elaborate and easier to perform the task on your Android handset. Press and hold the text down that is to be copied. The moment you see the context menu, release this text. Tap on the “Select” option, so that a green box appears on some of the words of the text to be copied. You need to drag the markers found at on the box’s end on the text that you want to copy. This will highlight the text in green color.
Then, tap on “Copy” option so as to add the text to the clipboard of your phone. Then open the message or the document where you want to paste the text that has been copied. Press and hold the area where the text has to be inserted. You will find a content menu appearing, where you can tap on “Paste” and the text will be pasted at that area.
Following this simple method you can easily copy any text from any application on your Android handset and paste it at the text-entry field of any application. You will find the copy-paste function on your Android handset to be as simple as the same function on your computer.