Although even the technical performance of the smart phones and computers had grown apart, in recent years we have seen more and more attempts to unite all kinds of ecosystems, especially those of mobile devices with those of desktop computers. Now, we can say that it is already possible to take advantage of one of these great functions: the ability to copy and paste content between Android to Windows 10 (or 11), everything from the clipboard sync.
Clipboard synchronization between Android and Windows
If you’re a smartphone or computer user, you’re probably familiar with the concepts of copy and paste. The same ones that, on your computer, you usually do with the key combinations Ctrl + C and Ctrl + Vand which are also available on Android via the submenu of any text highlight.
Well, with the synchronization of clipboard, we can practically make everything that we copy on our phone can be later pasted on our computer or vice versa. This can help us to be more productive on a day-to-day basis if we know how to make the most of the function.
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Other ecosystems like Apple’s already offer a pretty similar feature on their iOS devices and their computers or MacBooks. The good news now is that we can mimic almost identical behavior on Windows and Android, which typically have millions of users around the world.
How to copy and paste content between Android and Windows?
In order to obtain this feature, all we have to do is install a powerful application called swiftkey. This app is available in its beta version, but you can easily find it on the Play Store of Google. Follow these steps to set it up correctly.
Steps on your PC
First, go to your Windows computer or laptop and make sure to enable clipboard history (available from Windows 10 onwards). To do this, you must go to Settings > System > Clipboard and activate these three options:
- clipboard history
- Sync across devices
- Automatically sync the text I copy
Steps on your Android phone
After that, you must install the Swiftkey application on your Android mobile. You can do it through this link. Then, all you have to do is set Swiftkey as your default keyboard. Next, you need to go to the app settings and select Rich Typing. You should also click on the Clipboard menu and make sure you have activated the option to Synchronize the clipboard history.
Remember that to confirm all changes, you will need to sign in to your Microsoft account, and this must be the same account that you signed in with on your Windows 10 computer. When you complete these steps, everything you copy to your phone will be added to your phone. clipboard history on your computer, including images. All you have to do to paste these is press the key Windows + V.