7 Ways to Copy OTP from Android to Windows PC or Mac

While working in parallel between your laptop and smartphone, we often come across cases where we need to copy OTPs from our phone to the laptop. While it’s easier in the Apple ecosystem, things work a little differently in the Android and Windows universes. Here are the easy ways to copy OTP from your Android phone to your PC or Mac. In the meantime, you can also read our article on how to install macOS on Windows 10 or 11.

How to copy OTP from Android phone to my PC

Listed below are quick ways you can use to copy texts or OTPs from your Android phone to laptop or PC.

Copy OTP to PC via messaging apps

There are many chatting/messaging apps that allow you to easily copy texts between PC and smartphone. Here are some of the popular ones that you can use to copy OTP from your Android phone to Windows or Mac.

Via WhatsApp web

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services out there and it is also available on multiple platforms like PC or tablets. You can take advantage of this and use it to copy texts between your smartphone and PC.

1. Sign in to WhatsApp Web on your PC. You can follow our guide to understand how to easily login to WhatsApp Web on your PC.

2. After logging in on your PC, send a message to yourself using your phone.

3. With this chat you can now copy OTP or texts received on your smartphone and send it to yourself in the same chat.

4. Since the same OTP/Text will also appear on your WhatsApp web, now you can just copy it from there and use it on your PC.

Via Telegram web or app

Similar to WhatsApp Web, you can use the popular messaging app Telegram, which allows you to log into your PC. This can be useful for copying OTP from your phone to a Windows PC or Mac.

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1. Visit Telegram Web on your PC and log in to your account by following the on-screen instructions.

2. Now go to the Telegram app on your phone and tap on the hamburger icon (three parallel lines) to access saved messages. This will create a self chat on Telegram.

3. Next, paste or type your text into this chat to initiate a conversation.

4. You can also see this chat in your web browser. Once your OTP is pasted into this chat from your phone, it will also appear on your desktop.

Via Signal (best for privacy)

Another popular messaging app is the Signal App, which is designed with privacy in mind. Similar to Telegram Web or WhatsApp Web, you can use Signal to send your messages or OTPs from your phone to a Windows PC or Mac. Here’s how:

1. Download the Signal app on your PC.

2. Now launch the Signal app on your phone and tap on your profile picture to bring up the Settings page.

3. Navigate to Connected devices and follow the on-screen instructions to sync it with the desktop app.

4. Click on the pencil icon in the app to start a new conversation.

5. In the app’s search bar, search for Create a note to yourself and tap on it.

6. Now send the OTP to your desktop via the Signal app.

7. Your text will also be visible on the desktop.

You can also refer to our Signal app best tips and tricks guide.

Using Google Docs

Google Docs is Google’s Microsoft Word replacement that works online and allows you to write and access content from multiple devices at the same time. You can use Google Docs to copy your OTP from your smartphone to your PC. Here’s how:

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1. Download the Google Docs app on your smartphone and sign in to your account.

2. Create a new file and copy your OTP or text to it.

3. Visit the Google Docs web on your PC and log in to the same account. Now open the created file on your smartphone.

4. Now copy your desired message from this file.

Using the Clipt app

Clipt is an app developed by OnePlus that allows you to transfer photos, videos or send a text from your phone to your computer via Google Drive. Read our guide on using the Clipt app to transfer text, photos and videos from your smartphone to your PC.

Using Google Messages for the web

If your smartphone is compatible with Google Messages, you can use Google Messages Web to get your text messages right on your PC. This is how it can be done:

1. Visit Google Messages website on your PC and you will see a QR code.

2. Now launch the Google Messages app on your smartphone and tap the three dots icon to select Device pairing.

3. Select the QR code scanning option and scan the QR code from your smartphone to your PC.

4. Once you have logged into Google Messages Web, you can receive all your messages right on your PC. Note that there may be issues receiving OTPs for security reasons.

5. In this case, you can copy the OTP and resend it via SMS to yourself to view on your PC.

Via Web OTP API

Web OTP API was published by Google and is intended for developers to facilitate reading OTP directly from your smartphone. While it’s not the traditional way of receiving OTPs, you can try it if you need to. You can follow our guide to learn and use the Web OTP API to copy OTPs.

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Using Phone Link on Windows

The PhoneLink app on Windows allows you to pair your smartphone with your Windows computer. Once your phone is connected you can easily copy and paste texts or read your SMS and OTPs directly from your PC. Check out our guide to connecting PC and phone with PhoneLink.

1. Connect your phone and PC via the phone link by following our guide linked above.

2. Once connected, check the OTP received on your phone.

3. Now launch the Phone Link app on your PC to view the OTP there.

Insert OTP via Intel Unison on PC

With Intel Unison, you can easily pair your PC and phone for a seamless experience, like Apple’s ecosystem. Intel Unison is currently available on limited devices. Here’s how you can use Intel Unison to receive OTPs on your PC. Read our guide to connecting your phone and PC with Intel Unison.

1. Connect your phone and PC via Intel Unison by following our guide linked above.

2. Once your devices are connected, any messages you receive on your smartphone will also be reflected on your PC.

Summary: Copy OTP from Android to PC

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