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How To Cut, Copy And Paste On iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr

Who gets to think of the Cut, Copy, and Paste on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr before the need strikes? But rest assured, sooner or later, the need will strike and you might find yourself staring at an important text fragment, desperately wanting to copy it and genuinely not knowing how to do it… As we often like to say it in here, better to be prepared than to be sorry! So, in this spirit, let us prepare you to cut, copy and paste texts on your Apple iPhone.

It is not nearly as difficult or complicated as you fear. It is fast, effective, and powerful if you think that you can copy fragments or entire pages from an incredibly wide range of apps. Once you’ll go through our next tutorial on how to use cut, paste and copy on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr, you won’t help but notice how familiar these actions from your iPhone are… That’s because the process goes by the same principles as with copying texts on a Mac or a Windows PC.


Simple instructions for the Cut / Copy and Paste on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr:

  1. Long press the text you want to copy;
  2. Within a second or two, you’ll see a menu bar popping on the screen;
  3. The selection will be set, by default, on one word, but you can then drag the tabs that delimit your initial selection to extend it to other words;
  4. Select your desired action from that menu: Select All / Cut / Copy;
  5. If you’re on an internet page, you should also get access to a special iOS share button or to the Google Search, through the search magnifying glass;
  6. With the right selection in place and the menu option already tapped, you can now switch to that other window where you were planning to paste the text;
  7. Long press in an empty area of the new window and a new menu should show up on the screen, with the main Paste option displayed on it;
  8. Tap the Paste button and your selection should instantly show up in there.


There’s nothing else to add on how to cut, copy and paste texts on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr other than, perhaps, the fact that only practice will help you become a master of it. Some users like to spend more time doing the initial selection and copy only what they need. Others prefer the opposite, copying bigger text fragments and editing them by cutting fragments within the window where they have brought that text. How would you like to proceed?

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