The Universal Clipboard of the Apple ecosystem is one of the most striking aspects of it. Many of us would like to be able to copy something on our iPhone or Android mobile, and then paste it into our Word document open in Windows with the touch of a button. However, many think that this is only possible between iOS and Mac, but the reality is different. Here we will show you how to paste what you copied from Android and iPhone to Windows, and vice versa.
Of course, in the case of iOS we will not be able to use the Universal Clipboard, but it does not mean that there are no ways. With Android, however, the process is much simpler, and what you have to do is follow our procedure. In a couple of minutes you will have everything correctly configured.
We will leave you several methods so that you can create your own version of Universal Clipboard, but on Windows. For some Android phones, Windows offers near-native support for cross-device copy and paste; although first you will have to do the test.
Copy and paste text from Android to Windows, and vice versa
The first method we will try today will be the Your Phone app. The latter is already included in Windows, and we can download it on Android to link our mobile to the computer. Once you have downloaded it to your mobile, do it and open it to start its configuration with your computer.
If you already have everything ready, do the following to enable cross-device clipboard.
- open the app Your telephone on Windows.
- Enter the section Parameters.
- Here, go to specs.
- If your mobile is compatible, activate the function Copy and paste across multiple devices.
- Now, you just have to go to your Android mobile and copy a text.
- press Control + V to paste the copied Android to your Windows computer.
If everything works correctly, it means that your mobile is clearly compatible with this feature. If, on the contrary, you have not been able to activate it or make it work on your Android, there are still other ways to achieve it.
Method 2 – Use Swiftkey keyboard on Android
As of Swiftkey version 18.104.22.168, the app has been updated to include the ability to interface the clipboard between devices. In this way, you only have to download the app on Android and configure it to use shared cloud with Windows 10 and 11.
Once you’ve done that, you can start copy to one device and paste to another without too many problems. Just do the following:
- Enter the app of switfkey on your Android device.
- Open the settings section.
- Here, go to enriched input.
- Subsequently, enter Clipboard and activate Sync clipboard history.
Now, the second part of this setup takes place in Windows 10 and 11.
- Go into Setting of Windows.
- Go to the section System.
- Active clipboard history Y Share across devices.
Once you have configured everything, swiftkey cloud will do the rest. From this moment you can copy on one device and paste on the other.
Copy and paste text from iPhone to Windows, and vice versa
Unfortunately, on iPhone it is not as simple as on Android; however, it is not impossible either. Of course, you won’t be able to simply copy on one device and paste on the other, you’ll have to use an application that will serve as a mediator to store the texts that you want to transfer to Windows, and vice versa.
With an app called MagicCopy, you can copy texts on your iPhone and transfer them to your Windows computer; and it also works the other way around. You just have to follow this procedure:
- Download MagicCopy for Windows.
- Sign up using your email.
- Now, download the app on your iPhone and open it.
- Sign in using the same credentials as in Windows.
- Once inside, you just have to touch the button Edition at the top right to paste the text you want to transfer to Windows.
Ready. Of course, does not work as smoothly as Android versions, or as Universal Control between Mac and iOS. However, there are options to overcome the barrier between operating systems a bit.