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How to Enable Copy and Paste on the iPhone

Posted January 20, 2009 at 8:35pm by iClarified · 133508 views
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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
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