How to cut, copy, and paste text using PRIV

HOW-TO / 11.24.15 / meredithwagler

To stay productive on your PRIV, you need to know how to cut, copy, and paste text.

Here’s how it’s done:

Before you can cut or copy text, you need to know how to select text. You can’t do the rest without it 🙂Step 1: Select text

There are a couple of different ways you can do this on your PRIV:

Step 2: Cut or copy text

After your text is selected, a text menu appears. Depending on the app, sometimes the menu appears above the text selection, and sometimes it appears at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Paste text

  1. Touch and hold the spot where you want to paste your text.
  2. Tap Paste or priv_paste.

To practice selecting, copying, cutting, and pasting text, try out the tutorials in the BlackBerry Help app on your PRIV 🙂

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