How to Write Handwritten Messages in iOS 10

Here is a guide on how to write handwritten messages in iOS 10.

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When we are writing messages to our friends and loved ones, we often want to include some sort of personalization. There have always been ways to add emojis or pictures by copying and pasting yet now with iOS 10, Apple has included the ability to write handwritten notes within the Messages app!

This can be a very fun addition to the usual Messages threads that gives a personal touch to the person you are messaging. You are able to access this handwritten menu during the writing of any message thread and send them at the tap of a button, personalizing your note for your friend.

How to Write Handwritten Messages in iOS 10

Here are the steps to take in order to send handwritten messages in the Messages app.

Watch the above video to learn how to write handwritten messages in iOS 10.

Writing in Landscape

When you open a Message thread in iOS 10, you are able to ordinarily switch your iPhone to landscape view in order to get a larger keyboard space and additional typing tools. The default now however is to reveal the handwritten screen from which you can select various pre-loaded messages and draw your own.

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Using your finger to draw on the open white space will allow you to sign or write anything you desire as long as it fits within the window guidelines of two screens total. The receipting will then see your handwritten message unfold before them stroke for stroke.

This is great for adding signing your name, saying I love you, or just adding a little cartoon for your message. If you do not wish to default to this feature, tapping the keyboard icon in the bottom right hand corner to return to your usual landscape view of your keyboard.

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In addition to Digital Touch, this is one of the new features that Apple has inserted into the Messages app that provides another way to connect with our loved ones on a more personal level.

Handwritten messages will likely be a feature that many users ignore yet it will give those that enjoy a more personal touch a better tool in which to do so.

What’s New in iOS 10.1

What's New in iOS 10.1

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What's New in iOS 10.1

This is a list of what's new in iOS 10.1, including new features like Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and a number of important fixes for the iPhone and iPad. 

 


 

Camera and Photos


 

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

Maps

 


  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes

Messages

 


  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

 


  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

 


  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:  https://support.apple.com/HT201222 

Keep reading to check out the iOS 10 features and iOS 10.1 features that these updates offer.

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