Use Markup - iPad User Guide


In apps including Notes, Mail, and iBooks, you can annotate images, notes, PDFs, screenshots, and more with built-in drawing tools. In some apps, you can also add text, speech bubbles and other shapes, and signatures.

Mark it up. Tap the Markup button, then use your finger to draw. Or with iPad Pro, touch Apple Pencil to the screen. (With Apple Pencil, there’s no need to tap the Markup button.)

To mark up a screenshot right after you take it, tap the thumbnail that appears for a few moments in the bottom-left corner of the screen. (To share a screenshot after you mark it up, tap the Share button.)

Choose a markup tool. Tap the pencil, marker, or pen tool. Switch to the eraser—or tap the Undo buttonif you make a mistake.

An image of a sofa is annotated in blue handwriting with the question “do you like this?” Drawing tools and color selections appear at the bottom of the screen. In the lower-right corner is a menu with choices to add text, shapes, and signatures, or to use the Magnifier.

Move your drawings. Tap the Lasso button, drag around one or more drawings to make a selection, lift your finger, then drag your selection to a new location.

Zoom in. Pinch open so you can draw the details, then pinch closed to zoom back out. To navigate when you’re zoomed in, drag two fingers.

Add text. Tap the Add Annotation button, then tap Text. Tap the text box, tap Edit, then type your text. To change the font or layout, tap the Shape Attributes button. To move the text box, drag it.

Add your signature. Tap the Add Annotation button, then tap Signature.

Add a shape. Tap the Add Annotation button, then tap a shape. To move the shape, drag it. To resize it, drag any blue dot.

To fill the shape with color or change the line thickness, tap the Shape Attributes button. To adjust the form of a shape that has a green dot, drag the dot. To delete or duplicate a shape, tap it then choose an option.

Magnify a portion of the screen. Tap the Add Annotation button, then tap Magnifier. To change the magnification level, drag the green dot. To change the size of the magnifier, drag the blue dot.