How to Sync and Share Clipboard: This is the app you need if you want to share items from your clipboard between Windows and Android. As long as both Windows’ Clipboard History and the Android Swiftkey keyboard app are linked to the same Microsoft Account, anything you copy to the clipboard will show up on both. This can be set up like this.
You need to do two things to sync your clipboard between Android and Windows 11: On your PC, turn on clipboard history sync. On your phone, install the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard using the same Microsoft ID as on your PC. In the Swiftkey settings, turn on sync. How to do it:
How to Sync and Share Clipboard Between Windows 11 and Android With Your Microsoft ID
Step 1: Make sure that Windows 11 syncs your clipboard history.
You can only sync your clipboard history after you turn on Clipboard History. You can do both of these things from the same Settings page.
Go to the Settings app, click on System on the left, then click on Clipboard on the right. Turn on Clipboard history on all of your devices.
- To get to the Settings app, press Win+I.
- In the left column, click on System.
- On the right, scroll down and click on Clipboard.
- Turn on “Clipboard history.”
- Turn on Clipboard history on all of your gadgets.
Step 2: Get Microsoft SwiftKey and make sure that your Android device’s clipboard history is synced.
Next, get the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard app and make sure that the settings for it allow clipboard sync.
Get the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard app from the Play Store. Make it your default keyboard app and give it the rights it needs. After that, sign in to your Microsoft account, go to Settings > Rich input > Clipboard, and turn on Sync clipboard history.
- From the Play Store, get the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard app.
- To turn on the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard, open the app and tap on “Enable Swiftkey.”
- Pick the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard from the list when you tap on Select Swiftkey.
- Click on Test your keyboard and then click on Account.
- When you see Microsoft, tap it and sign in with the same account you used on Windows.
- When you get back to “Swiftkey settings,” tap on “Rich input” and then tap on “Clipboard.”
- Toggle on Sync clipboard history and turn on the option on the prediction bar that says Show last copied item as quick paste.
- Allow Windows and Android to share the clipboard.
As soon as Clipboard sync is turned on for both Windows and Android, you can start copying and pasting between them.
In Windows, copy something. On Android, open the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard, tap on the clipboard icon, and then go to the thing you copied in Windows. Copy something on your Android device, on the other hand. Then, on Windows, press Win+V to open Clipboard History and find the thing you copied on your phone.
From Windows to Android
From Android to Windows
- Windows lets you copy something.
- On Android, tap in a text field to bring up the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard, tap on the Clipboard icon, and access the copied item.
- If you have enabled the “show last copied item as quick paste option on prediction bar”, you’ll see the latest copied item appear in the prediction bar as well.
- You can also copy anything on your Android device.
- Press Win+V on Windows to get to the Clipboard History and find the thing you copied.
Let’s look at some questions that people often ask about sharing items from the Clipboard.
What kind of account do I need to share things from my clipboard between devices?
You need to log in to the same Microsoft account on both Windows and the Swiftkey keyboard on Android to allow clipboard syncing and sharing items across devices.
How do I take things from my Windows computer and put them on my iPhone?
You can share clipboard items between Windows and iPhone the same way you do between Windows and Android. Just make sure to use the same Microsoft account on both devices.
Sharing clipboard items between Windows and Android is a lifesaver for anyone who uses both Android and Windows 11 for work. We hope this guide helped you do the same. Until next time.