Write or Draw in the Notes App

You can draw or write inside the Notes app.  You can use either use your finger or a stylus. 

There are a number of practical uses but as a grandfather I use it to launch a classic game of tic tac toe to play with my grandson.  Or you might use this feature to capture a handwritten note and quick back-of-the-napkin drawing.

Here are the steps to start drawing using the Note app:

Launch the Notes app.

1 Tap Edit  to create a new note

2 Tap the pen.  Or if the pen is not displayed, tap +, then tap the pen.

3 Choose the pen or marker,

4 Choose color

5 Draw or write on the screen.


No Setup is Required



Requires IOS: 9+

Works on iPhone and iPad

Additional Information

The Senior Tech Club recommends the following additional resources for members that wish to pursue additional and/or advanced information on this recipe:

iPhone User Guide – Notes-Write a Note by Hand

iPhone User Guide – Notes- Create a Detailed Sketch