With iOS 10, Apple has completely revamped its Messages app, making it much easier and quicker for users to communicate across iOS devices. You now have bigger emoji characters, visual effects, stickers and apps. Aside from that, Apple added one of the most personal way to send messages to your friends and families. That is the handwriting mode.
As its name suggests, handwriting mode lets you write whatever you want with your fingers to compose your own messages that can be sent to your friends and families. However, if you find handwriting mode annoying, you can easily turn it off on your iPhone.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to disable handwriting mode in the Messages app in iOS 10. Before we begin, make sure that you put your iPhone in landscape mode to use the feature.
Steps to disable handwriting mode in the Messages app in iOS 10
Step one: First off, you are supposed to launch the Messages app from your home screen and head to a conversation where you want to send a handwritten message to your friends and families
Step two: Once you are done, all you need to do is to put your iPhone in landscape orientation to access a white canvas in the Messages app
Step three: If you want to hide that white canvas, you simply need to tap on the keyboard icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen
Step four: Once you are done, white canvas will disappear and display conversation in landscape mode
Steps to turn on handwriting mode in the Messages app in iOS 10
If you change your mind, you can easily turn it back on in the Messages app in iOS 10. Here is how you can do this:
Step one: Open the Messages app and head to a conversation
Step two: Next up, you need to tap on the text field to access virtual keyboard. After that, tap on the globe icon to get to iOS’s built-in keyboard
Step three: Once you are done, all you need to do is to rotate your iPhone to landscape orientation
Step four: Tap on the handwriting icon in the bottom right corner of the keyboard. This will hide your keyboard and display a white canvas where you can write whatever you want with your fingers
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