Who needs a pen when you've got iPhone? Using Markup, which is available in several native Apple apps, you can sign and send important documents in just a few seconds.
Below, we'll show you what Markup looks like in any of these apps – including Books, Files, Mail, Messages, Notes, Photos, and Safari – and how to draw your signature  There are a few differences between Markup on iOS 12 and iOS 13, so we'll be making them come up, but they are basically the same, or both. "
Step 1: Access the Image or Document Editor
First, you'll need to open the document in the app to open it with the markup tool. Markup is the same feature no matter where you access it from on iOS. 1
To access Markup in Books, go to "Library," tap on "Collections" at the top, then choose "PDFs" from the options that appear. You can only use Markup on PDFs, not books or audiobooks.
Once you select a document, it will be inserted into the body of your email. Next, tap on the document in the body of the email to bring up your options; select "markup." If you're on iOS 13 you also have the option to select the keyboard from the keyboard toolbar.
If you intend to send a signed message via text message or iMessage, you can use markup in messages. Open Messages and either create a new message or go into an existing one. Now, tap on the message field, tap on the Photos icon, and select a document from the Photos app. Tap on the photo to bring up more options; "Markup" is in the bottom-left corner.
In Notes, you can use Markup to draw in the note itself or over a document. iOS 12 ) or on the camera icon at the bottom ( iOS 13 )
You can scan a document with your camera, take a photo, or insert a document from your photo library. Once the document is inserted into the note, tap on it and tap on the "markup" icon in the top-right. Mark on the note itself.
If you want to sign up, you can enter your signature from inside the photos application. On iOS 12 tap on the photo, tap "Edit" in the top-right, and then hit the three-dot menu icon in the top-middle. A few options will appear, including markup.
If you're on iOS 13 the process is similar. Open the photo you want to add and then tap on "Edit" in the top-right corner. Next, tap on the three-dot circle icon in the top-right and then on the "Markup" option that appears on the Share Sheet.
Anytime you view a PDF file from Safari, you can use markup to add your signature. Simply open safari, head to a PDF, tap on the share icon on the bottom, and then select "Markup" from the options that appear.
Step 2: Open Signature Tool
Now you have Markup Open, it's time to add your signature. Below, we'll be using screenshots from Markup inside of Photos, but you can easily follow along from whichever application you're using. How to Set Your Own Signature on Apple's Markup How to Set Up Your Signature on Apple's Markup How to Set Up Your Signature in Apple's Markup Up Your Signature in Apple's Markup & Make It Easy to Sign Forms on Your iPhone ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>
Step 3: Create a New Signature (If You Do not Have One Saved)
If you've never used the signature feature in markup and you do not have any signatures saved, you'll be asked to draw one with your finger, so do that now. If you're not happy with the signature, tap on "Clear" at the top-right to try again.
Step 4: Choose Existing Signature
If you've already used the signature feature, you'll be asked whether you want to use an existing signature or add another. You'll see a preview of all the signatures you've ever used. If you want to add a new one, simply tap "Add or Remove Signature" and then hit the plus sign. You can also tap on the red minus sign to delete any signatures you do not want saved.
Step 5: Move It to the Right Place
Resize the signature by pulling the blue circles around the text. You can use your finger to move around the document. If you tap on the signature, you can delete it or duplicate it.
Step 6: Save the Signed Document
When you're finished adding your signature, hit "Done." Now, depending on which application you're using markup in, tapping on "Done" can get you different results.
Books : The document with the signature is saved within Books only.
Files : The document with the signature is saved in Files only.
Mail : The document with the signature is not saved on your device, but only within the email.
Messages : The document is not saved on your device, but only in the text message or iMessage. Notes : The document with the signature is saved in Notes only.