How to fix Universal Clipboard not working between MacOS Sierra and iOS 10

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In iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has taken its Continuity to a whole new level with a new feature called “Universal Clipboard”. Basically, Universal Clipboard lets you copy contents like photos or text and paste on your Mac. However, at times, Universal Clipboard becomes a cause of annoyance, as some users are not able to copy and paste contents on their Mac. If this is the same case for you, don’t worry because we have tips for you.


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In this tutorial, we will show you how to fix Universal Clipboard not working between MacOS Sierra and iOS 10.

Steps to fix Universal Clipboard not working problem between MacOS Sierra and iOS 10.

Before we begin, make sure that you keep both devices near each other, and try to copy text, photos or videos. After that wait a few seconds and try pasting contents on your Mac. If the problem persists, make sure that you read on

  1. Force restart both your Mac and iPhone

Sometimes, a forced restart can do the thing. To do this, you can press and hold both home button and power button for ten seconds until you see the Apple logo.

To perform a reboot on your Mac, you simply hold down the on/off button for five seconds until it shuts down.

  1. Sign out of iCloud and sign back in

If the above-mentioned tip don’t work for you. Try signing out of iCloud on both Mac and iPhone.

On iPhone, you can head to Settings app, scroll down to iCloud and tap on it. Once you are in, tap Sign out and sign in again

On Mac, the first thing you need to do is to click on Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Next up, click on Sign out and then sign back in.

  1. Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and turn them back on

If you cannot copy and paste your contents on your Mac, you can try turning off both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and switching back on

On iPhone, go to Settings > Wi-Fi/Bluetooth > Turn off the switch. After that, turn it back on. On Mac, you can click on the Wi-Fi icon located in the Menu bar and turn it off. Wait for some time and turn it back on.

  1. Switch off Handoff

On iPhone, you can head to Settings app > General > Handoff and toggle the switch to OFF position. Wait for some time and toggle it back on.

On Mac, head to the Menu bar and select System Preferences. Once you are in, click on General and check the box next to Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices and check it again.

That’s it! Hopefully, you get your issue fixed and don’t forget to share with us if you have come up with another way to fix the issue in the comments below

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