After around an hour, Android 13 will automatically erase your clipboard.

Pixel phones are now receiving Android 13, although it’s not exactly a significant update. However, one difference you can observe after updating to Android 13 is that your clipboard eventually becomes empty.

The system clipboard will automatically erase itself after a predetermined amount of time as of Android version 13. This is intended to be a privacy feature, lowering the possibility that apps could potentially access sensitive information, according to Google explained in a blog post.

Make sure no one unauthorized can access your clipboard. Android will automatically wipe your clipboard history after a certain amount of time if you copy sensitive information like your email address, phone number, or login credentials onto your smartphone.

This modification follows notifications introduced in Android 12 that alert users when apps access the clipboard.

But how long is the information stored in your clipboard? According to research by our Dylan Roussel, the clipboard does not automatically empty on Android 13 for 3,600,000 milliseconds, or one hour. In any case, that is the standard behavior.

Even if there are situations when that might become a little annoying, overall it seems like a decent trade-off for privacy.
Additionally, Google displays a small animation on their website that corresponds to this hourly timeline.

Notably, Gboard also automatically deletes its clipboard after a predetermined amount of time, perhaps for the same privacy reason. However, regardless of the keyboard you use, this automatic clearing will take place with Android 13.

The author of this article is Dylan Roussel .
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