How to Use Markup to Insert a Drawing into an Email on iPhone

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Apple's Mail app just keeps getting better; in the past, you could attach a document to an email, you could also send multiple photos. Now, ever since iOS 11, you can also use a feature called Markup to create a quick, simple drawing and insert it into an email on your iPhone; it's easy! So if you’ve been dying to send your masterful iPhone works of art (AKA drawings) through email, now you can. Here’s how to create, insert, and send a drawing in an email on your iPhone.

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How to Insert a Drawing into an Email

  • Open the Mail app and start a New Message.
  • Prepare your email as usual with the recipient’s address, subject, and body text.
  • Before inserting your drawing, make sure the blinking cursor is where you want the drawing to go.
  • Tap and hold the screen for a few seconds then let go.

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  • Options will pop up such as Select, Select All, Paste, and Quote Level. Tap the arrow next to the last option.
  • Tap the same arrow again.
  • Tap Insert Drawing.
  • Your iPhone will open up a drawing canvas, and you can create your masterpiece.

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  • When you’re finished, tap Done in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Tap Insert Drawing.
  • When you’re done preparing your email, tap Send.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.