How to Draw on a Photo on an iPhone Using the Markup Feature

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Using an iPhone for digital art and note-taking can be very convenient since they are small, lightweight, and have high-resolution displays. The Apple App Store has a variety of drawing apps that provide different features, such as customizable brushes, layers, and color adjustment tools. Some of these apps also support multi-touch and stylus input for better control and precision.

In this article, we will show you how to draw on a photo on an iPhone using the Markup feature. This is a great way to annotate photos or highlight certain areas of a photo for easy viewing and understanding. This feature is easily overlooked and may not be known by some users. To use this feature, you will need an iPhone with the latest version of iOS and a compatible stylus.

The Apple Pencil is a new and popular stylus from Apple that has many uses. It has a built-in eraser and supports multiple modes such as pressure sensitivity. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the iPhone 13 or any other iPhone model. This is probably because the stylus was designed for the iPad and wasn’t meant to work with the iPhone.

However, there are some tips and tricks on the internet that suggest that you can get your iPhone to recognize Apple Pencil. First, you must wrap the Apple Pencil with a paper towel to dampen it. You should then try to use it on the iPhone’s screen carefully and with less pressure. The trick isn’t guaranteed to work, and it may damage your device if you aren’t careful. If you aren’t able to get the pen to work, it may be an indication that the touchscreen is damaged or there are other issues with your phone.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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