Samsung Galaxy S6: How to Cut, Copy, and Paste

Learn how to cut, copy and paste text or photos like a pro from your Samsung Galaxy S6 using these steps.

  1. Navigate to the screen that contains text you would like to copy or cut.
  2. Tap and hold a word until it is highlighted.
    S4 highlight
  3. Drag the bars to highlight the words you wish to cut or copy.
  4. Select the Cut or Copy icon. These options will look different depending on which app you’re using. In this example, we’re using Google Hangouts and will select one of the icons along the top bar.
    S4 Drag Highlight
  5. Navigate to the area you wish to paste the text, then tap and hold the box.
  6. The “Paste” option should appear. Select it, and your text is pasted.
    S4 Paste

You can perform similar actions with images from most apps. Simply tap and hold the image, navigate to where you would like to paste it, then tap and hold to select “Paste“.


  1. Louie says

    I want to copy a link, not mere text from it. The iPhone 4s did it easily! This samsung 6s active doesn’t seem to have that capability. I’m not at all impressed! As I Google for answers, all I get ate solutions on how to copy text, from links only.

  2. Craig says

    Thanks Mitch, this has saved me so much time.
    Simple easy to follow instructions …. Cheers :)

  3. Denise says

    Great page! I cannot make this work in Instagram with my new S6. It worked beautifully in Instagram with my S3. Any tips? Thank you!!

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