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Create Signature and Sign Documents on iPhone and Mac [How-to]

How to Sign Documents Directly from iPhone, iPad, or Mac

The digital advancement has laid off machines like Fax and printers; people hardly send any message via fax and printing the documents is a rare seen as people like to save documents on their communication devices like iPhone, iPad or Mac.

But there are some sensitive documents that require signature. Well, if we create digital documents, why can’t we create digital signature and save the same to use it later.

Here, we deal with three different methods to create and sign documents directly on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to Create Signature and Sign Documents Directly on your iPhone or iPad

There are certain unforeseen situations, when you have to put your signature even if you are traveling. You get the soft copies on your iDevice, but the million-dollar question is: how to sign documents directly on your iPhone or iPad? Follow this simple method and you can sign up any document directly on your iPhone or iPad. There are two popular document readers: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Foxit PDF.

Step #1. First off, download Adobe Acrobat Reader from AppStore.

Step #2. Now you can open a document either from your email or from the device (you can open documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader from Notes, Dropbox, iCloud or from any other source).

Step #3. Press and hold your finger where you want to create your signature.

Step#4. A menu with four options will appear: Note, Text, Freehand and Signature.

Step #5. Tap on Signature (an open space will appear on the screen where you can create your signature with your finger or stylus).

Create Signature on iPhone and iPad

Step #6. Once you are satisfied with the exact signature, tap on Save. Your signature is added to the document.

Save Signature in Acrobat Reader on iPhone

Note that you can also select Freehand to directly sign the documents. Moreover, you can add Note and Text to the documents.

How to Edit your Signature in Document from iPhone and iPad

If you want to make any change in your signature, you can follow this method.

Step #1. Gently tap on your newly created signature.

Step #2. Four options will appear on the screen: Delete, Thickness, Color & Opacity.

Edit Signature on iPhone and iPad

Step #3. Choose the option as per your editing requirement.

Once your signature is saved, you can save the document either in Notes or in Dropbox, from where you can resend the document with your signature. You can also print the document if your iDevice is attached with any printer through Wi-Fi.

Create Signature on iPhone Using Foxit PDF

Step #1. Download Foxit PDF on your iDevice from AppStore.

Step #2. Open any document from your mail.

Step #3. Now press and hold your finger where you want to create your signature.

Step #4. Three options will pop up on the screen: Comment, Typewriter and Signature.

Sign Document on iPhone Using Foxit PDF App

Step #5. Tap on Signature and you will be landed on a Signature Creation Screen.

Step #6. Create your digital signature with your finger or stylus.

Create Signature on iPhone Using Foxit App

Step #7. If you want to make any change in your signature, tap the brush icon and change the color and thickness of your signature. Once the change is done, tap on Save.

Tap Brush Icon to Edit Signature in iPhone Foxit AppYou can move the signature to your choice of location by tapping and holding it. Once you sign up the document, send it via mail.

How to Sign Document on Mac using iSight Camera

We have already dealt with one method of signing document digitally in Mac OS X with Preview App using Trackpad. Now here is another method to sign document using iSight camera on Mac.

Step #1. Open the document with Preview app and click the Signature option from the Markup Toolbar. You can see two options on the screen: Trackpad and Camera.

Step #2. Click on Camera option.

Create Signature on Mac with Preview App

Step #3. Once you click on Camera, an instruction will appear: Sign your name on white paper. Then hold it to be visible to the camera.

Step #4. Follow the instruction and the camera will scan your signature and the same will be reflected in Preview.

Step #5. Once the camera adjusts the accurate signature, click on Done and save the signature. Once it is done, you can use your signature in future whenever you need to sign any document. Just click on Signature icon from the Markup Toolbar and a drop-down menu will show your signatures. Select the one you think it to be perfect.

These are the methods to sign documents with your digital signature on iPhone, iPad or Mac. Please share your feedback as to which one is more effective and easier to use.

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