How to clear the clipboard on Android

The Android Operating System has been shortening the gap between a smartphone and PC, with many of the more conventional desktop PC features slowly making their way into the Android devices. Today, almost 70% of the tasks that you could do only on a PC, can be accomplished using an Android smartphone.

But it’s not just apps and services that have been ported, Google has added in many Computer-based gestures also into the Android platform, and the most popular is the Copy and Paste operation.

Thanks to some advanced text detection, you can now copy a piece of text from an article or a message, and then paste it in a location of your choice. How this world is that the text you copy is saved on a temporary clipboard that enables you to quickly source the item and paste it in the desired location.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to clear the clipboard on Android

Step 1. Type out or navigate to a piece of text that you wish to copy.

Step 2. Long press along the text to select it.

Step 3. From the pop-up menu, tap on the ‘Copy‘ option. The text is now copied to the clipboard.

Step 4. Now, long press on the screen to pull up the keyboard.

Step 5. Tap on the ‘Three-Dot‘ icon at the top of the keyboard.

Step 6. Tap on the ‘Clipboard‘ option from the menu.

Step 7. Tap on the ‘Pencil‘ icon on the right-hand side.

Step 8. Select all the items present in the clipboard.

Step 9. Tap on the ‘Recycle Bin‘ icon to clear the clipboard.

The clipboard will now be cleared and you can go ahead and repopulate it with other content if needed.


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