There are two ways to copy text: by highlighting the text or by using the menu option. You can paste text you've copied as many times as you like.
If you have a Windows Phone that doesn't yet have copy and paste on it, you can get it by updating your phone software. Connect your phone to your computer using the cable, then follow the instructions in the Zune software. See How do I update my phone software? for more info.
To highlight the text to copy it
You can highlight text in a web browser, in Office documents and in the body of email you've received. You can also highlight and copy text from anywhere you've typed it, including text messages you're writing, Calendar appointments you're editing, a contact card and your comments on Facebook.
- Tap a word.
- Drag the arrows at each end of the highlighted text to include the first and last words you want to copy.
- Tap Copy.
- Open the file, app or message where you want to paste the text.
- Tap where you want to paste the text.
- In the text suggestion bar above the keyboard, tap Paste.
To use the menu to copy text
Use the menu to copy text from just about anywhere you can't highlight, including text messages you've sent or received, headings of email messages, maps, links in the browser, local search results, info already in a contact card and the People Hub.
Tap and hold the text you want to copy until the menu appears.