Here’s how you can sync clipboard across devices on Windows 10 RS 5

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Cloud Clipboard
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Windows 10 Redstone 5 provides you with the clipboard sync
feature used to provide access to the contents across devices.
Here’s a step-through tutorial on how to enable this feature.

Clipboard as a feature has been used to copy and paste contents
such as text or images across applications on a single device
running Windows 10. The upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 5 update
has significantly extended this feature to make use of the
cloud and effectively copy and past content across devices
ranging through many applications.

The new clipboard can be opened up with the (WIN + v) shortcut
which further opens up a new clipboard interface where you can
dump anything from your history or you can even pin contents
that will be going to be used regularly. To be able to use
this handy feature, you should first enable it as it is turned
off by default. This has to be done manually in the settings
page.

It’s worth noting that the Cloud Clipboard feature is available
on
Windows 10 Redstone 5 update (version 1809,
Build 17666 or higher). Windows 10 Redstone 5 is currently
available only for Windows Insiders and it’ll be released to
the public in October.

Clipboard in Windows 10
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Here’s a step-through tutorial on how to enable this feature
and be able to sync your contents across devices.

  • Open Settings of your Windows 10 device.
  • In the Settings, navigate to System.
  • In the System settings, select the Clipboard option
  • On the Sync across devices section in the right, you may be
    prompted to log in to your Microsoft account and then
    click on get started.
  • Now in the same section, you’ll be provided with a toggle
    button to enable ‘Sync across devices’. Turn that on.
  • You can now choose how to sync across devices. Either
    automatically or not.

Automatically sync text I copy – This means that everything you
copy to the clipboard will be automatically synced across all
your devices.

Never automatically sync text I copy – If you select this, then
you should automatically open up the Clipboard interface using
the WIN + v shortcut and select the contents that you want to
get synced across all your devices.

After completing the above-mentioned steps, you now can use the
clipboard feature and sync your contents from the clipboard
depending upon the settings you’ve chosen. You can later
turn this feature off by following the same steps and toggling
the button to off.

This feature will be added to Windows 10 with the Redstone 5
update. You need to update your PC to the preview or wait until
October in order to use it.



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