Is copy paste not working on iPhone? That’s bad, because it is one of the handiest features on iOS 10 / 11. It helps you save time by removing the need to retype content. However, a lot of users have recently reported copy paste issue on iPhone and iPad in Apple Support Communities.

Copy Paste Not Working On iPhone

Users have had strange experiences with copy paste not working on iPhone or iPad. Some users saw previous copied content and not the most recent when they used the feature. Also, for some users, when they pasted the text, it displayed the content was copied 24 hours earlier.

But the good news is that you can fix copy paste not working on iPhone issue. Just follow these steps.

Fix Copy Paste Not Working on iPhone / iPad on iOS 10 / 11

  1. Open the link, text or any type of content to be copied.
  2. Long press the content to be copied.
  3. A menu will pop up displaying the option to Copy. Tap “Copy”.
  4. Now tap somewhere on the display to let go the edit menu.
  5. Now long press the content and tap “Copy” one more time.

Paste not working on iPhone

Resolve Copy Paste Not Working On iPhone or iPad

Users have reported that repeating taps on “Copy” solves the copy paste not working on iPhone issue in most instances. However, if you want to copy limited words or text, press any word and drag handles each side to select them.

To share the content, follow these steps

Step 1: Select the content to be shared.

Step 2: Tap “Share.”

Step 3: Choose the channel/medium you want to use to share the content (Instagram, Facebook, Email, etc.)

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Share selected text on iPhone or iPad

Step 4: Type in a recipient contact name if you select Mail or WhatsApp for sharing.

Step 5: Lastly, tap “Send.”

Still not working? Factory Reset Your Device to Fix this issue

If the issues is not resolved yet, we are recommending you to factory reset your iDevice. To do that, follow our dedicated guide using this link. After you factory reset the device, all software issues will be resolved and the copy paste should works perfectly fine.

And that’s it. This is how you fix copy paste not working on iPhone. If you have any other way of solving this issue other than what’s listed in this article, feel free to share it with us, and the UnlockBoot community.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.