How to Write Handwritten Messages in iOS 10

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

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.


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.


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 11.3

New Animoji for iPhone X

New Animoji for iPhone X

The iOS 11.3 update will add new Animoji options for the iPhone X. This uses the front facing camera to allow users to make clips and stickers of animated emoji. Originally this launched with 12 options, but Apple is adding four new Animoji in iOS 11.3.

When the update arrives, iPhone X users will be able to use the following Animoji;

  • Lion
  • Bear
  • Dragon
  • Skull

Each of these allow users to control the facial expressions of the Animoji using the TrueDepth camera. This feature is only available on the iPhone X, but you can send the Animoji to any other user as a sticker, picture or video clip. 

One Comment

  1. iOS 10 Jailbreak

    10/23/2016 at 10:41 am

    Handwritten Messages are attractive and a good time passer. I have been playing with my friend using the new iMessages app.


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