Paste and Go Safari iOS 9

Here’s a handy new under-the-radar feature in iOS 9’s Safari browser: the ability to quickly paste an item from your pasteboard, and submit a search via Safari. iOS 9 also allows you to quickly paste a URL and submit the URL.

Both of these features require that a user have text copied to the pasteboard, whether that be a full URL, or general text for performing a search. Of course, this isn’t a huge groundbreaking feature, but it can save you seconds, and over time, seconds add up.

Paste and Search iOS 9

When you have text or a URL copied to your pasteboard, simply tap and hold on the address/search bar directly in Safari. You’ll then see the address bar turn a darker shade of grey, followed by the iOS copy & paste menu.

The copy & paste menu will automatically feature a Paste and Go or a Paste and Search option, depending on the contents of your pasteboard. As stated, if you have a URL saved to your pasteboard, you’ll be presented with a Paste and Go option. If you have general text saved to your pasteboard, you’ll be presented with Paste and Search instead.

If you’re not seeing these new options, make sure that you’re tapping and holding on the address bar directly. If you tap on the address bar and it goes into edit mode, where you can edit the text or URL in the address bar, then you will not see the new options.

  • coLin


    • I think so too. Love this feature. It’s the little things that make iOS so great.

  • Vianett

    How is this a big deal?

    • It’s a big deal because this is an iPhone blog first, and it’s a new feature for the iPhone that lots of people probably never realized was there. Make sense?

      • Vianett

        Not at all, an iphone user would still find it the next time he was gonna go to a website he copied or search something he copied.

        Or was this post just to show your black fingers, no racist here? Any questions?

      • Oh, so you’re one of those. Okay. I was trying to provide you with a meaningful and sincere reason for this post, but you obviously want to do nothing but debate.

        I’m not going to ban you for being a troll, just don’t expect a response from me again unless you have something meaningful to add to the conversation.

      • Vianett

        I provided a sincere and good reason why this post is USELESS. Haha it’s in your blod to be angry I guess

      • Noohar

        Were you dropped on your head too many times when you were a baby? How the hell does it matter what (skin) color his fingers are? All that matters is if he is competent at his job & I think many will agree he is. Oh & I don’t buy your lame “no racist here”. If you were not a “racist” you would have not brought up “black fingers”!

        So to some up my question is rather simple. Are you restarted much?

      • Don’t mind him. He’s testifying against himself at his own trial.

      • applefanboyidw

        you uploaded another black fingers video. When will the adblock article come out?

      • applefanboyidw

        One race is superior to another, which is ape. But no racist

      • applefanboyidw

        his job, todays laugh. This is a definition of a l*ser, who haven’t any degree and are stuck writing useless articles for a living.

        Also you seem little re”’rded, are you by any chance black. Of course you areb

      • GadgetQueenn

        Ain’t nothing more telling of a racist than them saying they’re not a racist.

      • applefanboyidw

        but you get a black male organ in your second hole don’t you? That’s the only reason you love them so much, for their long candy, Jef may be down if he have one which I doubt, so send him over your phone

  • applefanboyidw

    Jeff, a cool new feature is the extension for Adblock. Write about it as only 1/10 know about it.

    Oh yeah, you won’t write about it as it would mean this useless forum won’t make money on ads, right?

    Who I’m to believe you want the best for the readers, you only think about pocketing your pockets with $$$

    • GadgetQueenn

      Can you f*ck off with your negativity already??

      • applefanboyidw

        You’re quite the lame. Checking out my old posts to fulfill your foolish agenda.

      • GadgetQueenn

        Okay, I’m done with you. Stupid loser has nothing better to do than to regurgitate everything I say. F*ck off and find your originality.

      • applefanboyidw

        can you get a life l”ser*?

  • No problem. 🙂

  • applefanboyidw

    get life black dude

  • The jury has spoken 🙂

    • GadgetQueenn

      Banned? I hope.

      • Yep. He’ll likely try to sneak his way back, in which case he’ll be banned without hesitation again.

      • john

        what is that dude trying to do?

      • applefanboyidw

        yep, definitely banned now

  • HoodFlow

    Can someone help me? Who has the same issue in iOS 9???

    the volume of my device automatically turns down after unknown time. Every time I turn on the volume in control center but later it turns itself down. How can I solve this issue?

    • applefanboyidw

      well the thing we can tell is Jef is gay with black ”d”cckkk

  • Xee

    About time Apple added this feature. Won’t need that Safari tweak soon/now.

    Anyone know how to add Audiobooks to iBooks via iFile etc??

  • dbesiryan

    nice one! any jailbreak tweak out there which can do the same job?

    • Xee


      • dbesiryan

        thx man:)

  • Lobo555

    Is it just me or are the “hidden” features of iOS not just iOS 9 but iOS in general that make it so great.

  • al7oot

    Actually this is a very good post because i didn’t realize these features are there in iOS 9. What I do remember “Correct me if I’m wrong” there was a JailBreak tweak for that. Thanks Jeff.

  • siddique

    feature copied from google chrome ,,,

  • Joonyaboy


  • Jonathan

    Another thing Apple stole from my Canopy tweak 😛 (though I prefer my version of it :D)