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.
Step 2: Select the album containing the picture on which you would like to draw.
Step 3: Select the 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.
Step 5: Tap the circle with the three dots inside of it at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Tap the Markup button.
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.
Step 8: Select the brush stroke size that you would like to use to draw on the picture.
Step 9: Draw on the picture, then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 10: Tap the Done button at the bottom-right corner of the screen to save your changes.
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