Have you ever wanted to copy text from your Android phone and paste it on your PC or vice versa? For example, you may want to copy and paste a text message typed on your PC to your Android phone. Or copy a URL from your phone and paste it on your PC to browse it on a bigger screen. Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard on Android can do it.
The latest version of Microsoft’s SwitftKey app brings a new feature to copy and paste text between your Android smartphone and a Windows PC. To work the Clipboard history sync feature, you will need a Windows 10 PC with October 2018 update or later update or a Windows 11 PC.
How to Sync Your Clipboard Between Windows and Android
1. Install the SwitftKey app from the Play Store (link) or update the app to the latest version.
2. Open the Swiftkey keyboard app and tap on the Rich Input option.
3. Next, tap on Clipboard, and on the next page, turn on the Sync Clipboard history option.
4. Now, on your Windows 10 PC, open the Settings app and click on System.
5. In the system menu, scroll down and select the Clipboard option.
6. Next, turn on the Clipboard history option and enable Sync across your devices option.
7. In Windows 11, open Settings app, select System, scroll down, click Clipboard and turn on Clipboard history.
8. Next, enable Share across devices in Clipboard settings.
Now, you can copy and paste text from your Android phone to your Windows PC. You can copy text from your Android phone and paste it on your Windows 10/11 PC or copy text from PC and paste on Android. It is a nice feature to have.
Update: The article was published in November 2021 and updated in March 2022 with minor changes.
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