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How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Posted January 20, 2009 at 8:35pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to enable copy and paste on the iPhone and iPod touch using Clippy.





Step One
Press to launch Cydia from the Springboard.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone


Step Two
Press to select the Sections tab from the bottom of the screen.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Three
Press to select System from the list of Categories
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Four
Press to select Clippy from the list of Packages.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Six
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Seven
Once the installation has completed successfully click the Restart Springboard button.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone



HOW TO USE CLIPPY

Step One
Press to launch Notes from Springboard.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Two
Press to activate a pre-existing note bringing up the keyboard.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Three
Press the 123 button at the bottom left of the keyboard.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Four
Notice two new buttons, copy and paste will appear above the keyboard.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Five
Highlight the text you would like to copy then press the copy button.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Notice the text you copied will appear in a field directly to the right of the copy/paste buttons.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Six
Now lets try and paste the text into a different application. Press the Home button to return to your Springboard then press to launch Safari.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Seven
Press to activate an entryfield bringing up the keyboard.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Eight
Press the 123 button at the bottom left of the keyboard
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Step Nine
Press the paste button that appears just above the keyboard to place the previously copied text into the entryfield.
How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone



THANKS*: to Ryan Petrich for his excellent work in developing this copy and paste functionality!
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Sarah
Sarah - April 7, 2009 at 6:54am
hClipboard is much more better than Clippy!!
nikalo
nikalo - January 30, 2009 at 1:09pm
does anyone know how to highlight the txt to be copied?
ifini
ifini - January 25, 2009 at 9:03pm
Try hClipboard... hClipboard is superior. hate how Clippy hides the message bar. You'll need to tap the space next to "paste" to show it again... one more step) Also Hclipboard allows copying of multiple fields which comes in handy when copying eg the name and number of a contact. Clippy only allows copy of one field
Dodgy
Dodgy - January 21, 2009 at 10:22pm
i'm having issue with my 2.1 3G iphone with Clippy. It closes the app after u click copy or paste. Anyone else having this problem ?
coolrahool
coolrahool - January 21, 2009 at 10:58pm
Yup does the exact same as with my 2.1 2G, great app but looks like it still has some bugs
nataraja
nataraja - January 22, 2009 at 6:01am
hi, same on my iphone 3g 2.1 crashes after copy action ...
whizkid
whizkid - January 21, 2009 at 7:17pm
great start with that...should add mor functions...
sneakinhysteria
sneakinhysteria - January 21, 2009 at 11:50am
iPhone 3G on 2.2, Clippy works like a charm, best Cydia app ever, would jailbreak just for this! Thank you so much!
Asaf
Asaf - January 21, 2009 at 9:06am
This is awesome. Best part it works with email as well. Can only get better.
wylie
wylie - January 21, 2009 at 8:09am
it's great, for now!! but i'd like to have the possibility to copy parts of a webpage as well. and it would be great to be able to copy sms messages. Thanks alot! waiting for a update ;-)
iDood
iDood - January 21, 2009 at 2:47pm
copy the link of that webpage instead.
coolrahool
coolrahool - January 21, 2009 at 4:29am
installed fine w/no problems but once i open thenotes app and type some text and then copy it closes the app...strange! i'm running 2.1 iphone 2g
mcrichard
mcrichard - January 21, 2009 at 12:00am
Hi there! Been a long time fan of iClarified, only now decided to register... Quick question: I have installed Clippy Beta on my iPhone 3G, restarted Springboard and nothing happens. I have followed your instructions as they appear, removed it and installed it again and still nothing. HELP!!!
jimi
jimi - March 25, 2009 at 2:31pm
you need to hold 123 button to activate the functionality
TheRoB305
TheRoB305 - January 20, 2009 at 9:33pm
works good. but still sucks that you cant copy text from a sms message or text from a web page. would be perfect if you can do that.
David
David - January 20, 2009 at 9:02pm
*Uninstalls CoperciN* *Installs Clippy*
Chief
Chief - January 20, 2009 at 8:41pm
Love Clippy... been using it all day.. finally someone has come to us iphoner's needs
Bimzeffect
Bimzeffect - January 20, 2009 at 10:38pm
Its about time!
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