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how do u save the images on the clipboard to the gallery ?

B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have? Most devices have a clipboard that only remembers the last thing you copied to it. So if you copied a number of items, only the last one is remembered. To paste whatever is in the clipboard, go to any empty text field, long-press and then Paste.

The Gallery will only display image files that have been saved to your phone's storage. How did you copy an image to the clipboard? Usually, if you long-press an image on the web, you'll get options to Download or Save, not Copy to the clipboard.

Mr Mendelli

New member
Dec 19, 2016
Like B. Diddy said, some android devices can only hold one item at a time, and even if they don't, clipboard items are gradually overwritten as you copy more items to it. The only way I've ever got an image copied to the clipboard is from taking a screenshot. Your screenshots should be in one of the following paths:

This will vary on your device and which file explorer you are using. The above paths are the whole paths, but your stock file explorer starts from these locatoins in the same order as before:

So you should only have to look for the Screenshots folder under Pictures. Hope this helps.