How do I copy, paste, search and share text on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

Last Update Date : Apr 23. 2018

Last updated: 08 January 2014


1. Touch and hold the screen area containing the selected text until the text select is shown.

2. Adjust the selected area by touching and dragging the anchors icons anchor  at either end of the selected text. Any selected text will appear highlighted.




3. The following options are available after you select text. You may need to swipe on the bar to view additional options.


Touch Select all to highlight all the visible text on the page.

Touch Copy to make the selected area available for pasting into other apps.


Touch Share to share the selected text using Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Messaging, and Wi-Fi Direct.

Note: additional sharing options may be available on your device. The options may vary based on applications installed and features you have activated.

Touch Find to search the page for the matching word or phrase highlighted.

Touch Translate to translate the selected text using S Translator.

Touch Web search to search the highlighted text in a Google search page.

Paste Text


Open the location to paste the text.

Touch and hold the text field where you want to paste the text, then touch Paste Text icon  . Alternatively, you can touch the Clipboard icon   to view all of the recently copied text to select from.

Note: you can paste text you copied from one application into a text field in most other applications.

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