How to Annotate and Sign your PDFs on iPhone.
I answer my emails from iPhone and there have been times when I had to fill out PDF forms. While you can install a third-party application to annotate and fill your PDFs, the iPhone’s markup tool is quite capable of doing just that. Let’s fill in the email attachment on iPhone.
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The Markup Tool has undergone a number of major improvements in iOS 14 and now supports smart features like form recognition and more.You can use the Markup tool to annotate any PDF on your iPhone and fill out forms with tools like text boxes , signatures, etc., check marks, etc.
Start by downloading the PDF form that you received in the mail. Click on the PDF attachment to download the preview in the Gmail app and click the Share button in the upper right corner.
On the Share sheet, click Save Files. You will be prompted to save the file in the Files application, select a location, and click Save.
Browse to the PDF on your iPhone. It can usually be found in the Files app. Tap the file to download the PDF preview and tap the Markup button (pencil tip) in the upper right corner.
To fill in blank fields in a PDF, you can use the Text tool, it will overlay text on the blank PDF, and you can repeat the steps for all fields individually. Just click the “+” button in the lower right corner next to the color wheel icon. Here you will see the option to add text, add a caption, enlarge and draw shapes. Just click the text button to add a text box.
Press and hold the text box to open the pop-up menu and tap Edit. Now you can enter the relevant information and place it where you want.
You can change the font, adjust the size, set the orientation and color of the text. Just click the button with the text at the bottom next to the color palette.
iOS 14 also includes a shape recognition tool in Markup that allows you to draw sharper shapes. For example, if you want to add a check mark to a form field, simply use the Highlighter tool, draw a check mark, and hold your finger until the form transforms.
Add signature to your PDF files
Just as we added our own text to the PDF, we can also add a signature. You can create your own signature and use it to quickly add signatures to your documents.
Click the + button at the bottom of the PDF markup window to open the pop-up menu. Select Signature.
Click Add or Remove Signature to open a list of all saved signatures. To add a new signature, click the + button in the upper left corner.
Create a digital copy of your signature with your finger. You can try so many times to get the perfect result. When finished, click Finish.
Place your signature anywhere on the PDF and click Done in the top left corner to save your changes.
It was a quick and easy way to annotate and sign PDFs on iPhone. The markup tool, if feature-rich and extremely intuitive, removes the need for a third-party application. What do you think of this method? Let me know in the comments below or drop me a line on Twitter.
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