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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Raniyah, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Raniyah

    Raniyah Newbie
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    As you know, we can copy and paste text on Android. For example, I can copy SMS and paste it on WhatsApp chats. Until I copy a new text, the previously copied item exists. Does anybody know how long will it exist?

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it is saved in the clipboard. and will be erased when a new item is added to the clipboard......or if you clear cache.....or if you reboot the phone.
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  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    It is held in RAM, which is volatile memory... that is to say, the copied data will be in memory until the phone is turned off or rebooted.
  4. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Android Expert

    Actually it stays in your clipboard..and it doesn't depend on the time..neither if the phone is cleared cache..nor rebooted(perhaps it's just my phone)..but it remains until there's about 20-25 other previously saved/copied items..and then you copied another one..so that last one removes the first one..and so on.

    I hope that answers your question.
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  5. Raniyah

    Raniyah Newbie
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    Thank you very much for your complete and clear answer. I've got another problem and I hope you won't be embarrassed. As you've mentioned, "there are about 20-25 other previously saved/copied items". Where can we see all these things at once? I mean how can we access the clipboard? Is it depend on the device model or the same method for all Android devices?
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    On my Huawei phone using Swiftkey, whatever is in the copy and paste buffer is there indefinitely AFAICT until I clear it manually, even after restarting the phone.
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  7. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    On my Samsung, I long press and tap clipboard.



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