How to recover items on your Android clipboard

Mobile devices are useful for performing work-related tasks while travelling, but it can be difficult to figure out how to use them for the first time if you are used to using a computer. Android can cut, copy and paste text, and just like a computer, the operating system transfers the data to the clipboard. However, unless you use an application or extension such as Clipper or and clip to retain the history of your clipboard, once you copy the new data to the clipboard, the old information is lost.

  1. Run the target application in which you want to transfer the contents of the clipboard. Select the appropriate text field.
  2. Press and hold the text area until a dialog box appears.
  3. Press “Paste” to retrieve data from your clipboard.

If you want to retrieve history items from your clipboard after installing Clipper or aNdClip, expand the notification area and then select the application.