How To: Paste Text on Your iPhone with Just One Swipe

Paste Text on Your iPhone with Just One Swipe

Pasting on your iPhone has never been easier.

You're familiar with the old way of doing things — long-press in the text field to bring up the "Paste" option, then tap that option to paste your text. It's not necessarily hard, but trust me when I say there's a better way.

With iOS 13, you can paste text with just a swipe. After copying text — maybe even with the new copy gesture — you can easily paste by swiping out with three fingers. It's essentially like pinch to zoom, but with three fingers. When you do, you'll see a "Paste" bubble appear at the top of the display, confirming you completed the gesture correctly. Check out the GIF below for the proper execution.

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Cover image, screenshot, and GIF by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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