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How to Copy Text, Emoji & URL from Android to PC

It is not quite easy to get texts, emojis, and even web URLs from your phone to the computer. Whenever you want to browse a URL on PC which you just visited from the phone, you will need to use email or other tools to get them from PC. We have an easier solution to copy text and URLs from your Android phone to PC easily.

Here, we will see how to copy text, emoji, and URL from Android to PC without any delay.

Copy Texts, Emoji & URLs from Android to PC with KDE Connect

KDE Connect is a service that connects your Android phone to your PC. You can use the same tool to copy text and emojis from Android phone to Windows 10 PC. First, you’ll need to download the app for both your Android and Windows 10.

Double-click on the downloaded file on your PC to install it. Before you continue, make sure both your phone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

KDE Connect in Windows System Tray

  1. Launch the KDE Connect app on your PC once installed.
  2. The app starts minimized to the system tray so you will not see it at first.
  3. Check the system tray to make sure the app is running.
    Android KDE Connect Request Pairing
  4. Open the KDE Connect app on your Android phone.
  5. It should automatically detect your PC. Tap on the name of your PC on the app on your phone.
  6. Press the REQUEST PAIRING button.
  7. On the PC, click on the ACCEPT button on the notifications that appears.

Accept KDE Connect Accept Pairing

Clipboard sharing is enabled by default on KDE Connect. That means you should now be able to copy texts on your phone and paste it on your PC or vice versa. Since emoji is also really text, you can also copy and paste emoji between your PC and phone. The same thing applies to a URL as well. However, KDE Connect offers extensions for Chrome and Firefox to make URL sharing even easier. You can grab them from the links provided below.

To make sure Clipboard sharing between your Android and Windows devices is enabled, you can check the app settings.

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Configure KDE Connect on Windows 10

To make sure and configure your Windows 10 can sync clipboard with your Android phone, go through the steps below.

KDE Connect Configure option PC
  1. On Windows, right-click on the system tray icon.
  2. Select Configure from the menu.
  3. Select your smartphone from the list.
  4. Make sure the option “Clipboard” is checked.
KDE Connect PC Settings

If the option is not enabled, it means you need to enable it first in order to copy texts from Android to PC.

Configure KDE Connect on Android

Similarly, you need to ensure the clipboard sync is enabled on your Android phone too.

KDE Connect Android app settings
  1. Open the KDE Connect app on Android.
  2. Tap the three-dot overflow menu in the top-right.
  3. From the menu, select Plugin settings.
  4. Ensure “Clipboard Sync” is on from the Settings menu.

Clipboard Sync in KDE Connect Android to Copy Text from Android to PC

KDE Connect is great but it is not just a clipboard sharing service. It lets you send and receive files, browse your phone’s file system from the PC, sync notifications, and find your phone, and even copy text from Android to PC quickly. It’s pretty much like having Airdrop on Android but with more features and flexibility.

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