Notes app has become really fast-paced and immensely handy for taking notes more efficiently in iOS 11. The feature like “Instant Markup” is surely going to enrich your note-taking experience. Whether you want to doodle on your note, add a signature or use magnifier to easily view the stuff that's playing hide-and-seek with your eyes, the app has finally got the answer to everything you would like to enrich your notes. Sounds impressive? Head into this upfront guide to using Instant Markup in iOS 11 Notes app.

With the use of multiple brush sizes, you can enliven your doodling. There are also quite a few color options available to bring life to your creativity. Since you can easily undo/redo things, you don't need to worry about making a mistake.

How to Use Instant Markup in Notes App on iPhone and iPad

How to Use Instant Markup in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Currently, you cannot markup scanned notes using Apple Pencil on your iPad Pro. Hence, you will have to get it done through the usual way.

Step #1. Launch Notes app and open the scanned document.

Step #2. Next, tap on Share icon.

Tap on Sharing Icon in Notes App on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap on Markup as PDF.

Tap on Markup as PDF in Notes App in iOS 11

Step #4. Next, tap on the tiny Sketch Pen button to get started. It's time to showcase your creativity! Doodle your heart's content.

Tap on Sketch Pen Icon in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone

  • To change the brush, tap on the preferred brush icon.
  • To change the color, tap on the tiny color button and choose your preferred color.

Add Instant Markup in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Note: Check out the option to undo/redo at the top right corner. It provides you the flexibility to undo things quickly and even bring something you have accidentally deleted.

Undo-Redo Options in Notes App Markup in iOS 11

How to Add Signature in Notes App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Step #1. Launch Notes app → open any document → tap on Share button → Markup as PDF → Tap on the tiny Sketch Pen button.

Tap on Sketch Pen Icon in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on the “+” button at the bottom right. Then to add a signature, tap on the Signature button in the menu and sign on the document. Make sure to tap on Done at the top right to confirm.

Tap on Plus Sign then Tap on Signature in Notes App on iPhoneAdd Signature in Notes App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

If you want to add more signature or remove any existing one, simply tap on “+” button at the bottom right. Next, tap on Signature followed by Add or Remove Signature → tap on the “+” button at the top left corner.

Add Another Signature to Notes App in iOS 11

Now, if you want to remove the signature, tap on the red button to the left of the existing signature and then tap on Delete button. Make sure to tap on Done at the top right to confirm.

Remove Signature in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

How to Add Text to Documents in Notes App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Step #1. Fire up Notes app → open any document → tap on Share button → Markup as PDF.

Tap on Markup as PDF in Notes App in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on the tiny Sketch Pen button.

Tap on Sketch Pen Icon in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on the “+” at the bottom right → Tap on Text in the menu. Then, choose the preferred text format, increase/decrease font size. Also, check out the text alignment option (looks like tiny horizontal lines.)

Add Text to Documents in Notes App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Step #4. To change the color of the text, tap on the color button at the bottom and choose the right color.

Change Text Color in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #5. Once you are happy, tap on Done at the top left corner. Finally, you will get the option to Save File to or Delete Screenshot. Tap on Save File to.

Tap on Done then Tap on Save File in Notes App on iPhone

Step #6. Next, you will get the option to move your file to the iCloud Drive, Keynote, in any folder or just keep it on your iOS device. Choose the right option as per your convenience.
Notes Document Saving Options in iOS 11

How to Use Magnifier in Notes App on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11

Step #1. Launch Notes app → open any document → tap on Share button → Markup as PDF → Tap on the tiny Sketch Pen button.

Tap on Sketch Pen Icon in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on the “+” button at the bottom right corner. Then, tap on Magnifier button.

Use Magnifier Glass in Notes App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Now, use it to your best advantage to magnify things to view it with more clarity. Use your fingers to move it on the screen or increase/decrease its size.

Once you have used it, tap inside the circle. Then, you will get the option to Delete or Duplicate the magnifier. Choose the right option depending on your need.

Delete Magnifier Glass from Notes App in iOS 11

Step #4. In the end, tap on Done button at the top left corner. Then choose Save File to or Delete Screenshot. Tap on Save File to and then move it to the right place.

Doodle Now!

Indeed, Notes app had never been so impressive before. It's now fully primed to let you take notes fast and efficiently. What do you think of it?

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