iOS 12 Copy and Paste not working On iPhone X/8/7 and iOS 12.1.3 [Solved]

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iPhone users after iOS 12 and iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.3 upgrade are facing issue with copy paste bug in iOS 12 that copying text or pictures from one app to another is not working in iPhone. Its seems like  either the copy or paste isn’t workingor the contents of the clipboard are getting erased automatically. If you try to this three or four times it may work. 

iOS 12 copy paste not working

In some other cases the paste will work only once and if you try to paste the same text again it won’t work and the paste itself is missing from the available options. The issue is spread across different apps like Notes, Twitter, mail apps etc. 

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It seems in some cases that the COPY and PASTE works fine but if you give sometime between COPY and PASTE the clipboard will clear itself and the PASTE will not work.  The copy paste bug in iOS 12.1 can be seen across iPhone XS Max, iPhone X/8/7/6s and iPhone 5s. The main issue is with the PASTE command as it is not responding at all. 

How to fix iOS 12 copy and paste not working On iPhone :


Fix 1: Try Double Tapping 


It seems that double tapping on your iPhone screen at the place where you want to paste the content is working for some of the affected users. Instead of a long press for the paste function, double tap. Please give it a try and let us know in comment section if it worked. 


Fix 2: Turn off background app refresh.


As mentioned above that after giving some times between COPY and PASTE the content will go away like clipboard randomly deleted whatever is copied, it is recommended to test the copy paste after turning off background app refresh. 
1.    Open Settings app from your Home screen.
2.   Tap on General.
3.   Tap Background App Refresh.
4.   Toggle Background App Refresh to off

Fix 3: Update the iOS 12 
As Apple will be aware of such bug and working for the fix best way to get rid of a bug is to update your software. The main reason why a software update would be released is to clear a bug.
To update the iOS :

  • Go to Settings- > Tap on General-> Tap on Software Update (it’ll check for an update) -> Tap on install at the bottom

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