how to erase or clear the clipboard

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    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?

  2. macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    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


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    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

    Jun 18, 2009
    Negative... Turning off the phone does NOT erase the "clipboard", and neither does a hard reset.
  5. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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

    Jun 18, 2009
    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

    Dec 30, 2012
    If you want to clear your clipboard download iclear from the AppStore it works and its free, hope this helps
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Really? 2009?

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