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 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1
The iOS 11.2.1 update is small and it focuses on fixes for HomeKit that Apple already fixed on the server side. This is an important update to install if you use HomeKit.
The iOS 11.2 update delivers a major fix for the crashing iPhone, dozens of other fixes and includes Apple Pay Cash. The update is about 480MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.2.
Apple Pay Cash - This new service lets you send, request and receive money from other iPhone users.
The iOS 11.1.2 update fixed the following items, which are also rolled into the iOS 11.2 update.
If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below.
The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already.
The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility.
Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji.