One of the reasons Samsung has so much success with its smartphones, in general, and with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, in particular, is versatility. With its latest flagships, there’s almost nothing that users can do on a smartphone that they couldn’t have done on their computers before.
Reading texts from documents or from the web is one of those common tasks. And while users have the option to cut or copy and paste whatever texts they read on these devices, they aren’t always aware of the possibility. That’s because the functions are not on the plain side, so one would have to know what to do in order to access the dedicated menus.
In this article, we will show you step by step what you need to do. You’ll see, these tools are actually powerful, effective and simple to use, once you get the trick.
How to cut, copy and paste on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
The principle is identical with the one of copying texts on a computer: you need to highlight the desired text, then you tap on the desired tool, you move to the place where you want to copy or move your text, you tap on the desired tool, and you’re done.
Whether you want to copy text from an email to any other app or the other way around, the process is always the same. Now let’s get into the actual details.
How do you access the cut, copy and paste tools on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
First, you long press on a particular word from the text that you want to cut or to copy.
- You will notice that the word gets highlighted and a menu with several options will pop up – Select all, Cut, Copy or Paste.
- You drag the tabs that frame the selected word until you highlight the entire fragment that you want to cut or to copy.
- You tap on the desired option between Select all, Cut, Copy and Paste.
- Go to an empty text field, where you want to paste the selected information and long press again.
- You will notice another menu popping up, this time with the Paste option on it.
- Tap on Paste and the selected text will appear in that field.
This is the general process of selecting and copying texts on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus devices.
Nevertheless, if you’re trying to copy texts from the Internet, you also have an Android share button that will let you share that text easily. Alternatively, you can use the search magnifying glass to do a quick Google Search, drag those tabs through the text you want to copy, and you’re done.
Once you get used with the Cut, Copy, and Paste tools, you might appreciate copying entire blocks of texts and only then removing the sentences you don’t want to keep.
Soon enough, you won’t imagine working on a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8+ Plus without these text options.