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. The best part is that the process is semi-automatic and feels completely akin to the same done on a computer.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to copy and paste on Android.

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

 

How to copy and paste on Android

 

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

 

How to copy and paste on Android

 

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

 

How to copy and paste on Android

 

Step 4. Navigate to where you want to paste the text.

 

How to copy and paste on Android

Step 5. Long press on the empty space.

 

How to copy and paste on Android

 

Step 6. Tap on the ‘Paste‘ option from the pop-up menu.

 

How to copy and paste on Android

 

The copied text will now be pasted at the desired location, and you can now carry out the desired operation on the same.