How to Draw on a Picture on an iPhone 7

Several social media and image editing apps on the iPhone allow you to draw on your pictures. This can be a fun way to modify pictures and share them with friends or family, but you might have situations where you would like to draw on your iPhone pictures without using one of those third-party methods. Fortunately your iPhone 7 in iOS 10 has a feature in the Photos app called “Markup” that will let you do this.

Our guide below will show you how to get to the markup tool in the iPhone Photos app so that you can start drawing on the pictures that you have saved to your device. Once done, that modified picture will be saved to your camera roll so that you can share it with your contacts like you would with a regular photo.


How to Use the Markup Tool to Draw or Write on a Picture in iOS 10

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. This feature is available for other iPhone models using the iOS 10 operating system as well.

Step 1: Open the Photos app.

open the photos app



Step 2: Select the album containing the picture on which you would like to draw.

select an album



Step 3: Select the picture.

select a picture



Step 4: Tap the Adjustments icon at the bottom of the screen. It’s the icon that looks like three lines with circles on them.

tap the adjustments icon

Step 5: Tap the circle with the three dots inside of it at the bottom of the screen.

tap the icon with the circle and three dots

Step 6: Tap the Markup button.

how to draw on a picture on an iphone 7

Step 7: Select the ink color that you would like to use to draw on the picture, then tap the icon that looks like three horizontal lines.

how to use the markup tool on iphone pictures

Step 8: Select the brush stroke size that you would like to use to draw on the picture.

change the brush size when drawing on an iphone picture

Step 9: Draw on the picture, then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap done at the top-right



Step 10: Tap the Done button at the bottom-right corner of the screen to save your changes.

tap done at the bottom-right

Are your pictures taking up a lot of space on your iPhone, and you would like an easy way to back them up somewhere so that you can delete them? Learn how to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically for a simple and convenient solution to this problem. newsletter

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