The Handoff feature on iPhone allows you to copy Text, Phone Number and Photos on iPhone and paste them into iMessage, Safari and other Apps on Mac.
Copy Text from iPhone to Mac
In order to be able to copy Text from iPhone to Mac, the first step is to enable the Handoff feature on both devices.
Once, the Handoff feature is enabled, anything that you copy on iPhone will be copied to Universal Clipboard and it can be pasted on any other Apple Device using the same Apple ID.
Both devices need to be connected to the same WiFi Network and you need to be logged-in to your Apple ID on both devices.
The Universal Clipboard feature is available on 2012 and later versions of Mac and on iPhones running iOS 10 or later versions (iPhone 5 and later).
1. Enable Handoff on iPhone and Mac
The first step is to enable the Enable the Handoff feature on both iPhone and Mac.
On iPhone, go to Settings > General > Handoff > move the toggle next to Handoff to ON position.
To enable Handoff on Mac, click on Apple Icon in top-menu bar and select System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
On System Preferences screen, click on General tab > on the next screen, enable the option for Allow Handoff between this Mac and iCloud devices.
Once Handoff is enabled on iPhone and Mac, it enables the Continuity feature on both devices, which allows you to copy items on one device and Paste it onto another device.
2. Copy from iPhone to Mac Using Universal Clipboard
All that is required to Copy Text from iPhone to Mac is to select the Text that you want to copy on iPhone and Paste into any App that you are using on Mac.
1. On iPhone, select the Text that you want to copy to Mac.
2. Tap on the select Text and select the Copy option in the bubble Menu that appears.
3. On Mac, open iMessage, Safari or any other App where you want to use this Content.
4. Click wherever you want the content to go and press Command + V keys on the keyboard of your Mac.
The text that you copied from iPhone will be pasted on Mac. As mentioned above, this method can be used to copy Text, Phone Numbers and Images.
If the Universal Clipboard is not working on any of your devices, you may want to take a look at the troubleshooting tips as provided in this article: Universal Clipboard Not Working Between Mac and iPhone.