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8 Effective Solutions to Fix Samsung Keyboard Clipboard Not Working

Samsung Galaxy phones come with a powerful built-in clipboard feature that allows users to save both text and images. However, if you're facing issues with the Samsung Keyboard clipboard, such as it not working or missing, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will explore various solutions to fix this problem and get your Samsung Keyboard clipboard up and running again.

1. Restart the Phone

The first and simplest step to try is restarting your phone. This can often resolve temporary issues that may be affecting the clipboard feature of the Samsung Keyboard.

2. Check Clipboard Compatibility

It's important to note that not all apps allow copying and pasting of text and images. If you're trying to use the clipboard feature in such apps, it may not work. Additionally, different apps may have limitations on the types of content that can be pasted. For example, you may not be able to paste a photo from one app into another if the receiving app doesn't support images.

3. Switch to Samsung Keyboard

If the Clipboard option doesn't appear when you tap on a text field, it's possible that you are using a different keyboard as the default. The Clipboard option only shows up when Samsung Keyboard is set as the default keyboard. To make Samsung Keyboard your default keyboard, go to Settings > General management > Keyboard list and default > Default keyboard, then select Samsung Keyboard. Alternatively, you can tap on the Keyboard icon at the bottom of any screen and choose Samsung Keyboard.

4. Add Clipboard in Samsung Keyboard Toolbar

If you can't see the Clipboard icon on your Samsung Keyboard, it may have been accidentally removed from the main toolbar. To add it back, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Samsung keyboard in any app.
  2. Tap on the kebab menu (three-dot) icon at the top and find the Clipboard option.
  3. Long press the Clipboard option and drag it towards the toolbar.

5. Clear Cache of Samsung Keyboard

Clearing the cache of the Samsung Keyboard can help resolve any temporary issues without affecting your keyboard data. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. Tap on the Sort icon at the top and enable the toggle next to “Show system apps.” Tap on OK.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Samsung Keyboard.
  5. Tap on Storage and press the Clear cache button.
  6. Restart your phone after clearing the cache of the Samsung Keyboard.

6. Enable Screenshots

If your screenshots aren't appearing in the Samsung Keyboard clipboard, you may need to enable this feature. Here's how:

  1. Open Settings on your phone.
  2. Go to General management > Samsung keyboard settings.
  3. Scroll down and enable the toggle next to “Save screenshots to clipboard.”

Now, your screenshots will also appear in the Samsung Keyboard clipboard. For more tips on taking screenshots on Samsung phones, check out our article on the best tips for taking screenshots.

7. Update Phone

Sometimes, the Samsung Keyboard clipboard may not work due to a bug in the operating system. It's important to check for any pending updates for your phone and install them if available. To update your phone, go to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

8. Use Clipboard in Edge Panel

If the clipboard still doesn't work or doesn't show up, you can try using it from the Edge Panel. The Edge Panel is a sidebar that offers various tools and shortcuts, including the clipboard. Here's how you can enable and use the clipboard in the Edge Panel:

  1. Go to Settings > Display > Edge panels and turn it on.
  2. Tap on Panels and select Clipboard from the available options.
  3. Open the Edge Panel by swiping inwards from the Edge handle and scroll through the panels until you find the Clipboard. Here, you will find your copied text and images.

These are some of the effective solutions to fix the Samsung Keyboard clipboard not working issue. By following these steps, you can get your clipboard feature up and running again on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Remember to keep your phone updated and explore other features of the Samsung Keyboard to enhance your typing experience.