The system clipboard on all platforms is only able to save just one item at once. When you copy something to your clipboard, the previous content is overwritten and there is no easy way to recover it. On desktops, this limitation is quite easy to overcome. There are different third-party clipboard managers that can store a history of everything that you copy to your clipboard. Take Clipboard is a free iOS app that can backup clipboard text on your iPhone.
There are one of two approaches to using this app; the app itself or the app’s widget.
Back up Clipboard Text
Install Take Clipboard and open any app that you can copy text from. It can be your browser or the contacts app, or the Mail app. Select text and copy it to your clipboard. Now that it’s been copied, you will have to back it up.
To back it up through the app, all you have to do is simply open the app. The text will be pasted automatically and you can come back to the home screen. To back up the clipboard text via the app’s widget itself, you need to add the widget first. Next, you have to copy the text to your clipboard and go to the widgets screen. The copied text will be pasted automatically for you.
Copy And Edit Text
Text Clipboard does not just store your clipboard text, it additionally gives you a chance to edit, and of course, copy it. To edit the text, open the app and long press on the snippet that you want to edit. To copy a snippet, just tap on it.
The app shows you a total, searchable list of all that it has saved. It shows a clipboard icon alongside the snippet that is currently copied to the clipboard. The widget can launch the app, open a specific snippet for editing, and it can look up a snippet in Safari browser.
How Does This Function?
The clipboard is something that all the apps have total and complete access to. Actually, macOS and iOS can even share their own clipboard text. What Text Clipboard does is that it reads the clipboard text automatically. Unfortunately, it can’t automatically identify it or you wouldn’t have to open the app or bring its widget to backup clipboard text.
A word of caution is essential here; in spite of the fact that iOS is a secure OS, you ought to be careful what you copy to your clipboard. If you have to copy information like your credit card number, medical IDs, telephone numbers, and emails, or other delicate information, don’t use Text Clipboard to store it. Wherever possible, you can use the keychains that come with iOS to store usernames and passwords. It’s never a smart thought to copy passwords to your clipboard. Regardless of the possibility that you have no malicious apps that may misuse it, you may accidentally paste it somewhere that is public.