Welcome to a foxy tech tips tutorial on copying and pasting on the Xbox one using the xbox controller. I’ve been using the Xbox for years but only just realised you can do this.

Watch the video tutorial 👇 below or scroll down to read the text version!


It’s actually possible to copy and paste content from the web, and text such as private messages. To copy all you have to do is start by highlighting some text.

• Use the cursor and the A button to highlight the text. Double tapping A will highlight the word and triple tapping A will select the sentence or paragraph. 

• Once the text is highlighted, click the menu button on your controller, this will open a popup menu and from there select ‘copy’ . This will save the text to your Xbox’s clipboard , just like on a phone and PC.

• The copied text can be pasted anywhere there is a text field. When the text field is open, hit the menu button on your controller once more and this time select paste. 

And that draws an end to this tutorial! If you have any questions please leave them down below!