how to erase or clear the clipboard

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ineedamac, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    So I am enjoying cut/copy/paste. Once I have copied something and pasted it I'd like to be able to erase or clear the clipboard. How do I do that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    I don't believe you can, I'm pretty sure it saves whatever you have copied until you replace it with something else. You could copy a blank space I suppose
     
  3. macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    #3
    Just copy a blank space or anything else you want to overwrite with. Also, turning the phone off and on will erase the clipboard.

    Edit: Yeah, the poster below is right, you can't erase the CB by turning off. I just threw that out there, since I figured it would, but should've tested. Sorry!
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Negative... Turning off the phone does NOT erase the "clipboard", and neither does a hard reset.
     
  5. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    #5
    Just copy something else like the word "the" or something like that.

    Even if Apple did put a 'clear clipboard' function in, I'm sure that copying a random word would still be faster than using that!
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    #6
    Yea, would be nice to be able to purge it. Might have to see if i cant make a little tool that does that, I really hate the 'Paste' option comming up all the time when i really only need the clipboard for a moment...
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    #7
    If you want to clear your clipboard download iclear from the AppStore it works and its free, hope this helps
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    vastoholic

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    #8
    Really? 2009?
     

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