The already rich Continuity suit has got yet another super handy feature called “Universal Clipboard” with the introduction of macOS Sierra and iOS 10. It lets you copy contents like photo or text on your iPhone and paste it on your Mac or vice-versa.

Unfortunately, Universal Clipboard is not working for some iDevice users. They are unable to copy and paste contents. Is it the same case with you as well? Check out these tips and tricks to troubleshoot it easily!

Universal Clipboard Not Working Between macOS Sierra and iOS 10

How to Fix “Universal Clipboard not Working” Issue Between iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Make Sure:

  • Keep your iDevices near each other.
  • Try to copy and paste only text, photos and videos.
  • Make sure your iDevices are compatible.
  • At times, it may a couple of seconds for the copy to register.
  • You must paste the content within two minutes as after that it won’t work.
  • Apple has set some limitations regarding what you can copy and where. As for instance, you can copy text from anywhere on your iPhone or Mac. However, you will be able to copy an image only into any app like Notes.

Force restart both your Mac and iPhone

  • Hold on Home button and on/off button at once for ten seconds on iPhone or iPad. (To force reboot iPhone 7/7 Plus, follow this guide.)
  • To force reboot your Mac, you need to hold down the power button for 5 seconds until it shuts off. Then, you have to press the power button to turn your Mac back on.

Sign Out from iCloud and then Sign In

Sign out of iCloud on both your Mac and iPhone and then sign back in. It has got the job done for some users.

On iPhone

Step #1. Tap on Settings → iCloud.

Tap on Settings then iCloud on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on sign out → Tap on Sign out in Popup to confirm.

Sign Out from iCloud on iPhone

Step #3. Sign In again.

On Mac

Step #1. Click on Apple menu → System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Sierra on Mac

Step #2. Click on iCloud.

Click on iCloud in macOS Sierra System Preferences

Step #3. Click on Sign Out.

Sign Out from iCloud in macOS Sierra

Step #4. Sign In again.

Turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Off and then Turn them back on your devices

On iPhone

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.

Tap on Settings Then Wi-Fi on iPhone

Step #2. Toggle to turn if Off.

Turn Off Wi-Fi on iPhone

Step #3. Wait for some time and turn it On again.

Follow the same steps for Bluetooth.

On Mac

Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and turn it off. Then turn it back on. Turn off Bluetooth from the status menu and then turn it back on.

Turn Off Wi-Fi on Mac

Turn Off/On Handoff on Your iPhone and Mac

On iPhone

Step #1. Tap on Settings → General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #2. Tap on Handoff.

Tap on Handoff in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Turn it Off; wait for some time and turn it On again.

Turn Off Handoff on iPhone

On Mac

Step #1. Click on Apple menu → System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Sierra on Mac

Step #2. Click on General.

Click on General in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Check the option, “Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.”

Check Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices

That’s it!

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