How to Use Universal Clipboard in macOS Sierra and iOS 10

If you want to use Universal Clipboard on Mac and iPhone, your Mac must be running MacOS Sierra and your iPhone running iOS 10. Here is how to enable it:

macOS Sierra is lashed with quite a lot of interesting features like Markup, Siri, Apple Pay on the Web, PiP and more. There is yet another Continuity feature called Universal Clipboard which has debuted with the arrival of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

Universal Clipboard allows you to copy content like text or photos on your iPhone and then paste it on Mac or vice versa. It’s a pretty neat feature which has enhanced the functionality of Continuity on iDevices.

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How to Use Universal Clipboard on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Following devices are compatible with Universal Clipboard:

  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air or newer
  • iPad mini 2 or newer
  • iPod touch (6th generation) or newer
  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (2012 or newer)
  • iMac (2012 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

How to Copy Paste Using Universal Clipboard Between Mac and iPhone & iPad

Note: Universal Clipboard allows you to copy and paste only text, photos, and video.

Step #1. First off, you need to sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID on your iDevices.

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Step #2. Make sure to turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth on your devices. Keep them close to each other.

Step #3. Next up, you have to copy a photo or text on one of your iDevices.

Copy Text from iPhone to Use Universal Clipboard in macOS Sierra

Step #4. Paste the content on your other device. As for instance, open an app like Note and paste the content.

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Paste Text on Mac Running macOS Sierra Using Universal Clipboard

That’s it!

It’s so simple to use. You can repeat these steps to copy and paste more contents. If Universal Clipboard is not working, check out this post.

With Instant Hotspot, Calls, Messages, Auto Unlock, Handoff and now Universal Clipboard, Continuity had never been so rich before on iDevices.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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