Copy / Paste is one of the more powerful and useful features offered by BlackBerry smartphones. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood or thought to be too confusing. The good news is that copy/paste is simple and even empowering, as this feature truly allows you to share information easily for both personal and business purposes.


  1. 1

    Place your cursor at the beginning of the text you wish to copy.

  2. 2

    Press the “Shift” key and scroll forwards to highlight the text you wish to copy.

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  3. 3

    Press the BlackBerry Menu button and select “Copy”. (The text will now be held in a buffer).

  4. 4

    When you are ready to “Paste” the copy, such as in an email, simply press the BlackBerry menu button again, select “Paste” and you are done!

Tips & Warnings

  • When you copy a block of text, it remains in a buffer until you replace it with something else. So if you wish to “Paste” the same block of texts in a couple different places, you do not need to repeat the process. Instead simply begin with Step 4.