How to Send Handwritten Notes in Messages in iOS 10

iOS 10 brings many brand new ideas to the Messages app. We can say that Messages app is one of apps in iOS 10 that has been entirely overhauled. We have discussed some alterations in Messages app, and now we are here to tell you about a slew of new capabilities that make Messages app more fun to keep in touch with friends and family. One of the more personal touches added to Messages is a new handwriting feature. This is a feature that allows you to send handwritten messages to your friends or family, and surely it will make it so much fun.

there is nothing complicated with this handwritten feature. Using the handwriting feature of Messages app in iOS 10 is very simple, but it is also a bit hidden on the iPhone because the button to activate it won’t show up unless you are in landscape mode. Yes, it is really that simple. Here is how to do it:

  1. On an iPhone, turn it to landscape mode. On the iPad, you can use handwriting in landscape or portrait mode.handwrittennote-ios-10-800x450
  2. Tap the handwriting squiggle to the right of the return key on the iPhone or to the right of the number key on the iPad. On the iPhone 6 and 6s, the handwriting screen will pop up automatically.
  3. Use a finger to write whatever you would like to say on the screen. Once you reach the end of the screen, press the arrow if you would like to keep writing. Go back to the beginning by using a two finger swipe.handwrittenote2-ios-10-800x450
  4. Alternatively, tap one of the pre-written options below, which include phrases like “thank you,” “happy birthday,” and “I’m sorry.”
  5. When finished, tap “Done” to return to the standard keyboard. Your handwritten message will be available as an image to send in the message compose box.handwrittennote3-ios-10-800x450

Handwritten feature allows you to send very personal messages to someone special. You need to know that after the handwritten message send to someone, this message will display as a neat little animation that lets the person on the other end watch as you write each letter. So dramatic! Hand written messages need to be viewed within the Messages app, and when someone receive handwritten messages notifications, they will simply read “Handwritten Message.”


You can enjoy using this handwritten feature to send a message in different way. Just one thing we don’t really like about this feature: the message length limitation. If you want to use handwritten feature, the message length is limited to two screens on the iPhone or iPad, so the handwriting feature is primarily designed for short phrases meant to complement longer text messages, but it is a simple addition that adds a sweet personal touch to your conversation. Well, it is not that bad, isn’t it? as a bonus, it can also be used to send little drawings like heart, signature, and so on, much like Digital Touch.  

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