How to select, copy, and paste on an iPhone and where it all goes

A US congressional representative, Kweisi Mfume, once gave a graduation speech and said the four words that would stick with graduates for the rest of their lives were “copy, paste, and select all.” It was 2000, when students were making the switch from paper to digital work. Today, we take cut, copy and pasting for granted, but do you really know the best way to cut and copy on your iPhone? After it’s ‘cut,’ where does that stuff go?

When you cut or copy something, it is placed in a memory space called the ‘clipboard.’ Apple has a very cool feature called the Universal Clipboard that works across all of your devices, so if you have an iPhone as well as a Mac computer or an iPad, you’re in luck, and we’ll get to that later. 

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