How to Copy & Paste Stuff on Safari

By Kay Ireland

When you switch from using Microsoft of other products to using Apple products and software, there can be a bit of a learning curve. Since Apple products don't support the CTRL + C or CTRL + V functions you may be used to copy and paste, you will need to learn the Apple way of copying and pasting, which is fairly similar. Should you be using Safari on your iPhone, the copy and paste function is much different due to the touch screen.

Computer Browser

Step 1

Click directly beside the text or image that you would like to copy. Holding the mouse down, slide the cursor across the text or image until it has been completely selected.

Step 2

Click "Edit" in Safari's toolbar, then select "Copy." You may also press the Apple button and "C" concurrently to achieve the same result.

Step 3

Click your cursor in the editable field you'd like to paste the text or picture into. Click "Edit," and select "Paste" or press the Apple key and "V" at the same time to paste the text pr picture.

Device Browser (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Step 1

Touch and hold your finger over the text or picture that you would like to copy and paste. A blue line will appear over the block text or the image.

Step 2

Adjust the box by dragging the small circles around the perimeter of the box until the box encompasses only what you'd like to copy. Touch "Copy" when you're ready.

Step 3

Touch and hold your finger over the editable field you plan to paste the text or picture into. When a bubble appears over the field, release your finger and select "Paste."