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How to set up a universal clipboard between iPhone and Mac

Previously, only used the iPhone, and now acquired a Mac and iPad. Tell me how to set up a shared clipboard between devices. 

First, make sure that your set of devices meets the requirements for this chip.

Universal clipboard works on:

  • iPhone 5 or newer;
  • iPad 4 / iPad mini 2 or new;
  • iPod Touch 6th generation;
  • MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini 2012 or newer;
  • MacBook 2015 or newer;
  • Mac Pro 2013 or later.

To work, you need to update the device to at least iOS 10 and macOS 10.11 (Yosemite) , respectively. At the same time , the same Apple ID account must be used on each device .

If the devices used meet the minimum requirements, you can proceed to the setup:

1. On iOS, go to Settings – Basic – Handoff and turn on a single switch.

2. On a Mac, go to System Preferences – Sharing and check the Bluetooth Sharing check box . In addition, enable the Allow Handoff option between this Mac and your iCloud devices along System Settings – Basic .

3. Activate the Bluetooth module on all devices.

Now try to copy the text or photo on any of the configured devices. The data in a couple of seconds will be available for insertion through the context menu on other devices.

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