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Where is the clipboard on my iPad?

Where is the clipboard on my iPad? The clipboard feature will allow you to store small amounts of data for use in the immediate future. For example, cutting text or images to paste on the next page.

In this article, we will show you how to use your iPad clipboard for maximum efficiency and also where it is. Once you copy or cut anything to your clipboard, anything that was earlier copied is overwritten and lost.

You have a chance to paste the copied elements on your clipboard to different places more than once.

What is a clipboard on my iPad?

The clipboard is an inbuilt feature on iPad tablets that allows you to temporarily save files you have copied before pasting them. 

You can copy any kind of file that you want to paste elsewhere including, images, text, and videos. Copying items to a clipboard for pasting will make your emailing or basic file move fast and easily.

This cool feature is not only found on Android tablets. Android and Windows tablets come with their own version of a clipboard that serves the same function.

One downside that can greatly slow you down is the fact that on an iPad, you can only copy one item at a time which can be slow.

Android tablets are more flexible and can select more than one item by simply clicking and holding it down. Then clicking once on the next ones.

To use a clipboard on iPad, iPhone, or MAC, make sure both your WIFI and Bluetooth are turned on. To turn them on, simply go to Settings > Bluetooth/WIFI and turn each on.

How to Work With iPad Clipboard

Basically, the main usage of the clipboard is copying or cutting and pasting files. To copy and paste text, just follow these steps.

Step 1: Click and long press on a word and it will be highlighted.

clipboard on my iPad
screenshot credits Satyendra Pandey

Step 2: Drag the highlight edges to cover the entire word or sentence you want to copy or cut.

Step 3: Choose Copy or Cut option. Cut will delete the text and have it copied on the clipboard while copy copies the text but leaves a copy on the original location.

Can you copy more than one item using an iPad clipboard?
screenshot credits Satyendra Pandey

Step 4: Open the place you want to paste the text. Click and hold then choose paste.

Copying and pasting images follows a very similar process. Once you get to where the image or video is, click and hold on to the file. Choose copy or cut image.

Can you copy more than one item using an iPad clipboard?
screenshot credits Satyendra Pandey

Open where you need to paste the image or video. Choose Paste.

clipboard on my iPad
screenshot credits Satyendra Pandey


Understanding how to use an iPad copy Clipboard can speed up your workflow and accuracy when doing certain kinds of tasks that involve lots of data. The process when working on any kind of file is easy and straightforward once you understand.

A clipboard is not only found on iPads but can be found on iPhones, MaAC computers, Windows tablets, and even Android devices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can you copy more than one item using an iPad clipboard?

    No, it is not possible to copy multiple files. You have to copy them one by one of the elements. If you however know how to use the iPad notes app, you can manipulate it by copying different sets of data onto your notepad, then the next ones on the same notepad, then copying all the files on the notepad for pasting.

  2. Where are copied Files before pasting?

    Copied files will not be visible because they are saved on virtual memory. You will only see them after pasting on the desired location.

  3. Can I clean my clipboard once copied?

    No, once you copy or cut it is not possible to clean your clipboard. If you however copy something else before pasting, your earlier copy is overwritten on your iPad clipboard by the latest one.