hand writing

iOS Tip 158 - Amazing Messages!

Did you know you can hand write messages and notes in Messages for iOS 10 on your iPhone? With this feature you can scribble out a little note or sketch a simple drawing and send it along to any recipient.

1. Open the Messages app and then go into any message thread, or send a new message

2. Tap into the text entry box, then rotate the iPhone into the horizontal position

3. Write your handwritten message or note, then tap on “Done” to insert it into the conversation

4. Tap on Send as usual to send the handwritten message to the recipient

If you rotate the iPhone and don’t see the handwriting option automatically, you will need to keep the iPhone in the sideways position and then tap on the little squiggle button, it’s in the corner of the keyboard and kind of looks like a cursive ‘o’ or a tailed loop of some sort.

You’ll also want to make sure that orientation lock is not toggled on and preventing rotation.