How to Make More Nuanced Sketches in Notes with 3D Touch

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When Apple released iOS 9, Notes added a lot of features including the ability to create folders, share websites, add images to Notes, and more. Those features are still present in Notes on iOS 10 as well. One of the things you can do in Notes is draw a sketch and add it to the note. If you have an iPhone with 3D Touch (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus), you have the ability to sketch dark or light lines, depending on how firmly you press when drawing. Here’s how to make more nuanced sketches in Notes with 3D Touch on iPhone.

Related: How to Sketch in Notes on iPhone

How to Make More Nuanced Sketches in Notes

  • Open Notes. Start a new note.

  • Tap the plus sign and Select the Sketch icon, which looks like a squiggle.

  • Use the different tips and test out this feature by pressing lighter or harder on the screen to change the darkness of the line. See examples below.

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