How to Copy and Paste on iPad

Are you ready to learn how to efficiently copy and paste text on your iPad?

Whether you’re taking notes in class, creating a document for work, or just want to share a funny message with a friend, being able to copy and paste is an essential skill to have on your iPad.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

1. How to copy text on an iPad

  1. Tap and hold on the text you want to copy. After a moment, a menu will appear with options to select and highlight the text.
  2. Drag the blue handles on either side of the highlighted text to adjust the selection.
  3. Tap “Copy” on the menu. The text is now copied to your clipboard and ready to be pasted.

2. How to paste text on an iPad

  1. Tap and hold in the text field or document where you want to paste the text.
  2. Tap “Paste” on the menu that appears. The text will be pasted in the location you selected.

3. Tips and tricks for copying and pasting on an iPad

  1. To quickly select a whole paragraph of text, tap on the paragraph once to place the cursor, then tap it again with three fingers. The entire paragraph will be highlighted.
  2. To copy and paste multiple pieces of text, follow the steps for copying text, then tap and hold in the text field or document where you want to paste it. A menu will appear with the option to “Paste All.” This will paste all of the items on your clipboard in the order they were copied.
  3. Be careful when pasting text from the web or other sources. Sometimes the formatting of the original text doesn’t translate well, which can lead to strange looking layouts or broken links.


In conclusion, copying and pasting text on your iPad is a simple process that can greatly improve your productivity.

Just remember to double-check the formatting when pasting text from external sources, and you’ll be good to go.

Give these techniques a try and see how much easier it is to move text around on your iPad.