Copy and paste between your Mac, iPhone and iPad
Rather than create what Tim Cook once memorably called ‘toaster fridges’, Apple offers distinct devices that communicate effectively as a single, coherent ecosystem. Its Continuity features enable you to make and receive phone calls on your Mac, or start an email on one device and continue it on another.
With the release of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Universal Clipboard is added to Continuity’s capabilities. With all your devices signed in to the same Apple ID, you can copy text or an image, photo or video on your iPad, for example, then switch to your Mac or iPhone and paste it in a there. What you copy is sent over a peer-to-peer connection, so nothing’s uploaded to iCloud.
Universal Clipboard uses the familiar Copy and Paste commands, so you won’t need to adjust.