By default, you can copy and paste text from the iOS device to a remote desktop or application. If a Horizon administrator enables the feature, you can also copy and paste text from a remote desktop or application to the iOS device or between two remote desktops or applications. Supported file formats include plain text, images, and Rich Text Format (RTF). Some restrictions apply.

A Horizon administrator can set this feature so that copy and paste operations are allowed only from the iOS device to a remote desktop or application, or only from a remote desktop or application to the iOS device, or both, or neither.

Data that you copy to the clipboard is automatically copied to the clipboard on the remote desktop when you log in to the remote desktop. If you are logged in to a remote desktop, data that you copy to the clipboard on the remote desktop is automatically copied to the clipboard on the iOS device. If RTF data contains images, the images are lost when Horizon Client synchronizes the RTF data in the clipboard on the remote desktop with the data in the clipboard on the iOS device.

The clipboard can accommodate a maximum of 1 MB of data for copy and paste operations. If the text and RTF data together use less than maximum clipboard size, the formatted text is pasted. Often the RTF data cannot be truncated, so that if the text and formatting use more than the maximum clipboard size amount, the RTF data is discarded, and plain text is pasted. If you are unable to paste all of the formatted text you selected in one operation, you might need to copy and paste smaller amounts in each operation.