Share the clipboard to copy and paste across Galaxy devices

Galaxy S21 and Tablet displaying copy and paste process

If you ever need to copy and paste from one device to another, you'll be happy to know that One UI lets you do exactly that. You can copy information on a supported device, such as a Galaxy phone, and then paste it to another supported device, like a Galaxy tablet. No more sending yourself emails full of text or pictures!

Note: This feature requires devices running One UI 3.1 or later.

Turn on the copy and paste feature

When you enable the copy and paste feature, you can pick up right where you left off. To use the feature, you'll need to have the following requirements set up:

  • Both devices must be signed in to the same Samsung account

  • Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network

  • Both devices must have Bluetooth enabled

  • Both devices must have the Continue on other devices feature enabled

  • Both devices must have One UI 3.1 or later

After your two devices meet these requirements, use the steps below to set up the feature:

  1. To turn on the Continue on other devices feature, navigate to and open Settings

  2. Tap Connected devices, and then tap the switch next to Continue apps on other devices.

    Continue apps on other devices switched on with a Galaxy phone
  3. Repeat the previous steps on the second device.

  4. Now you’ll be able to copy and paste information from one device to another.

  5. On the first device, copy something to your clipboard like usual. To do this, touch and hold the text or content you want to copy. If needed, use the cursors to highlight exactly what you want to copy. The clipboard popup menu will appear; tap Copy.

    Copy highlighted above selected text on a Galaxy phone
  6. Next, go on the second device where you want to paste the text or content. The second device's clipboard will remember whatever you copied from the first device.

  7. Simply go to an app or area where you can paste things – like Samsung Notes or Messages – and then touch and hold the text field. The clipboard popup will appear; tap Paste.

  8. Your current device will remember what you copied from the first device and it will appear in the text field!

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