Copy and paste

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  1. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't seem to get copy and paste working from Mac to iOS device. Has anyone done this yet? Is there a switch to be turned on somewhere?
     
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  3. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I have not managed to make it work, although curiously, it is not listed under the missing functionality sections of either macOS or iOS release notes.
     
  4. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    It does work between my iPhone 6s and MacBook Pro.. Heck, it works more reliable than I thought it would be (considering the amount of times things like AirDrop for example won't work properly).
     
  5. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Update: just restarted my iPhone and MacBook and got it working.
     
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    Could someone provide some screenshots of how this functionality works if it wouldn't be too bothersome?
     
  8. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't at the moment, but it works exactly as you would expect. Hit copy on one device, and the paste function becomes available on other devices as soon as you've copied something to the clipboard. It does not change the fundamental way that copy/paste works, or add some sort of "copy to universal clipboard" button.
     
  9. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Does this require Bluetooth 4.0/handoff, or will this work on plain Wi-Fi? I've got a 2011 MBP, so am wondering.
     
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    I have only bluetooth turned on on my iPhone 6s and it's working between my Mac & iPhone. I'm guessing it works like handoff/continuity.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I select text, right click to copy, and I am not seeing anything on my MBP.
     
  12. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    I haven't tried Macbook to Macbook, only Macbook to iPhone & reverse. Remember it is beta so it may not function 100%
     
  13. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Currently it is only working for me if I copy on an iOS device and paste to the Mac. Copying things to the clipboard on my Mac does not extend to iOS at the moment. It does overwrite whatever iOS had copied to the clipboard, though. I am wondering if maybe PopClip is interfering with the functionality somehow. I may uninstall and test more.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Thanks for the reply. I just tried from iOS to Mac, and it works. Half way there to it working 100%. :cool: I don't have any third party apps loaded, that might interfere with the reverse process, as far as I know. Maybe it is just a bug that we need to report.
     
  15. zaneliu macrumors 6502

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    Just got iOS10 on my iPad. Works iPad to phone and iPad to Mac. But not the other way around from the Mac or iPhone
     
  16. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried it cross-app, but only from a first party app to another. Ie, Safari to Notes and vice versa. I want to try with some third party stuff later today when I have the time. I got images to work last night, but when I copied the GIF from my iPhone it pasted to the Mac as a static image :( To be fair, though, this happens sometimes when I copy a GIF in Safari and paste it in iMessage on the same device, so who knows.
     
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I was finally able to get it to work from MBP to iPhone 6 using the same method as I tried previously.

    I really like this feature and hope that Apple can get the stability bugs ironed out, when Sierra is finally released.
     
  18. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Got it working between all my devices. iMac, rMBP, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and iPad 3
     

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