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How to copy to clipboard using JavaScript in iOS?

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Sometimes, we want to copy to clipboard using JavaScript in iOS.

In this article, we’ll look at how to copy to clipboard using JavaScript in iOS.

How to copy to clipboard using JavaScript in iOS?

To copy to clipboard using JavaScript in iOS, we use the input.setSelectionRange method.

For instance, we write

const copyText = (input) => {
  const isIOSDevice = navigator.userAgent.match(/ipad|iphone/i);

  if (isIOSDevice) {
    input.setSelectionRange(0, input.value.length);
  } else {
    input.select();
  }

  document.execCommand("copy");
};

to define the copyText function.

In it, we check if the function is run on an iOS device by checking the user agent with navigator.userAgent.

We check if 'iPad' or 'iPhone' is in the user agent string.

If it is, we call input.setSelectionRange to select the input’s text.

Otherwise, we use input.select to do the same thing.

Then we call document.execCommand with 'copy' to copy the selected text to the clipboard.

Conclusion

To copy to clipboard using JavaScript in iOS, we use the input.setSelectionRange method.

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