How To Fix Galaxy S9 “Unfortunately, clipboardUIservice Has Stopped” Error

The clipboardUIservice on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is that invisible thing you get to use when you’re copying information from one place to another. Have you ever asked yourself where is the smartphone keeping your selection before transferring it from the point of origin to the point where you want to paste or move it? It’s in the Clipboard and when the Clipboard stops working on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, you stop being able to copy texts, images, and other things you can normally select.

Some users get to see this on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus “Unfortunately, clipboardUIservice has stopped” error while others don’t see anything but still can’t use it. Coming up next, we’ll show you what to do about it.


If It’s A Service Issue, Begin By Clearing The Cache And Data Of The Clipboard

  1. Open the Apps icon located on the Home Screen’s main panel;
  2. Open the Settings;
  3. Select Applications and head to the Application Manager;
  4. Swipe the tab to get to the list with all the available applications;
  5. From that list, select the clipboardUIservice;
  6. Force Close the service from the dedicated button;
  7. Clear the Cache and hit Delete;
  8. Clear Data and hit Delete again.


If it’s a more general cache issue, try to wipe the cache partition in Recovery Mode

Here’s an interesting hint: this option should be the first one to cross your mind in the event that the “Unfortunately, clipboardUIservice has stopped” on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus showed up after a recent software update! You will need to:

  1. Power off the Galaxy device;
  2. Tap and hold the Volume Up, together with the Home and Power buttons;
  3. When the phone shortly vibrates and the name of your smartphone is displayed on the screen, you can only take your finger from the Power button;
  4. Continue holding the other two until you see the Android logo, this one being the clue that you’re officially in Recovery Mode;
  5. Next, head to the Wipe Cache Partition option using the Volume Down key;
  6. Once you’ve highlighted it, tap the Power button to activate it;
  7. Choose the Yes option with the same Volume Down and Power keys;
  8. Wait for the wiping process to start and finish;
  9. Use the same controls to activate the Reboot System Now option;
  10. Wait to return to the normal running mode and see if the clipboardUIservice error will show up again.


If you don’t know the cause, you can hard reset the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus

You’ve tried the gentler way without success and now, like it or not, you have to do the last thing that actually depends on you. We get it, running a hard reset is not easy as you might be fearing that you’ll lose your data. The purpose of the process itself is to remove your data and give you a clean, error-free, data-free device. But with our help on how to hard reset the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus after backing up your most important files, you should be safe!

Follow the suggested link, go through the instructions, ask us questions if you feel the need, but then… just proceed with it. The Clipboard service isn’t something you will want to ignore for as long as you’ll use this Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. Go on and do what it takes to fix the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus “Unfortunately, clipboardUIservice has stopped” error!

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