How to copy and paste text between Android and Windows 

Shaant Minhas

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If you’re anything like me, and your work involves a good deal of reliance on both your Android and PC, keeping things synced can be a headache. Thankfully, there are ways around this problem. I’ve been trying this method for a while, and suffice to say, I’m satisfied. Let’s take a look at the best way to copy your texts between Android and Windows.

How to copy and paste text between your Android and Windows

The most straightforward method of copying the files between your devices is through the Universal Clipboard. As you can probably guess already, the files in this case are document files. Interestingly, the method will work in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Go to the Start menu search bar, type in ‘settings,’ and select the best match.
  2. From there, select System > Clipboard. 
  3. Now turn on the switches for Clipboard history and Sync across devices.
  4. Select the Automatically sync text that I copy radio box.

As soon you follow the above steps, the Universal Clipboard on your PC will get enabled. Just copy whatever text you want to and click on paste. The text will be saved in your clipboard history.

Step 2: Install SwiftKey Keyboard on your Android

Now you’ve to install the Microsoft Swift Key Keyboard on your Android. Launch the app after you’re done with the installation and tap on Enable SwiftKey.

On the next screen, toggle on the switch for SwiftKey Keyboard. You’ll get a dialog box for warning, click on OK to go ahead.

Head back to main screen and tap the Select SwiftKey button. You’ll be asked to pick an input method—select the Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard to go ahead, and finally, click on Finish.

Now simply log in into SwiftKey using the email account you’re using on your PC. You’ll next get asked if you’d like to share your data with Microsoft—click on No, and your installation will be finalized.    

Head to the Settings of your SwiftKey keyboard and select Rich input. Toggle on the switch for Sync clipboard history, Remember copied items, and Show last copied item as quick paste option on prediction bar.

That’s it. You can now copy and paste your texts anywhere in your Windows. 

Copying your text files between Windows and Android

If your work involves even a shred of creativity, you probably need to jot down countless passing ideas in your Android phone. With the help of the method above, you can sync your text files between Windows and Android without any difficulties.