does this only work on specific oses?

From Create, view, or save a file (pay attention to step 4)

COMPUTER

Make a copy of a file

  1. On your computer, open a Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms home screen. Open the file you want to make a copy of.
  2. In the menu, click File and then Make a copy.
  3. Type a name and choose where to save it.
  4. If you want to copy comments from a document, spreadsheet, or presentation, click Copy comments and suggestions or Copy comments.
  5. Click Ok.

The Android/ iOS apps doesn't include the option to Copy comments and suggestions / Copy comments

  • need confirmation that there's no other ways to do this? like you cant copy/paste? or right click on a tab/sheet > 'copy to' ? – productiveuser Jul 10 at 17:55

you probably seek a method, which will allow you to copy a cell(s) containing a comment(s) and paste such cell(s) in a way to keep those comments. unfortunately such a method doesn't exist.

the only way to copy comments from a given sheet is to make a global copy of such sheet:

  • go to File
  • select Make a copy...
  • choose Copy comments

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