Send Handwritten Text in Messages
When a typed message just isn’t personal enough, take it a step further and send a handwritten text. In iOS 10, you can write out messages in your own hand and have them sent to your conversation partners, showing them just how much you care. (I just hope your handwriting is better than mine.) Here’s how.
1. Open Messages.
2. Select the conversation you want.
3. Turn your phone into landscape orientation. On some devices, you might need to tap the handwriting button on the bottom right of the software keyboard.
4. Using your finger, write your message on the white canvas. If you make a mistake tap the Undo button in the top left. (Tip: You can keep tapping undo to go back step-by-step.)
To send one of the pre-written messages or a message that you’ve previously written, select it from the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen. You can swipe left to see more options, or tap the keyboard button in the bottom right to bring up the landscape keyboard.
5. If you run out of space, tap the arrow on the right side of the canvas to get more blank space. (You can see an overview in the thumbnail in the top right.)
6. When you’re finished, tap Done. The handwriting will be sent as an attachment; you can add a typed comment to it if you want. To remove the handwriting portion, tap the ‘x’ icon in the top right corner of the handwriting image.
7. Tap send. You’ll see your message animated in exactly the way that you wrote it out.