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How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

With Markup, you can edit screenshots and photos, select different opacity and font thickness, and even add a signature to a PDF document.

Apps and features that use Markup

Here are some apps that you can use with Markup and steps to get started:

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

  1. Open Mail and tap the compose button to start a new email. Or reply to an existing email.
  2. Tap inside the body of your email, then tap or tap Return to open the format bar. You can also tap inside your email, then tap the cursor and select Insert Photo or Video or Add Attachment. You might need to tap the arrow button to scroll through the options.
  3. Tap the camera button or the document button , then look for the photo or PDF that you want to attach and mark up.
  4. Tap the attachment, then tap . Tap Markup to add your markup. Tap the plus button to add a signature, text, and more.
  5. Tap Done, then send your email.

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

Messages

  1. Open Messages and tap the compose button to start a new conversation. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap the photos button and select a photo.
  3. Tap the photo in the message, then tap Markup. From here, you can add a sketch to the photo, or tap the plus button for other Markup options.
  4. Tap Save, then tap Done.
  5. Tap the blue arrow to send.

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

Photos

  1. Go to Photos and select the photo you want.
  2. Tap Edit, tap , then tap Markup . Tap the plus button to add text, shapes, and more.
  3. Tap Done, then tap Done again.

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

Draw with Markup

After you choose a Markup tool, like the pen , highlighter , or pencil , select a color and start drawing. Tap the same tool again to change the color opacity, or tap another tool to change the thickness. You can also tap the color button to change color shades.

Move a drawing

After you draw something, you can move it around. Tap the Lasso tool, trace a circle around the drawing that you want to move, then drag it where you want it.

Erase or undo a drawing

To redo a drawing, tap the eraser button and rub your finger across the area you want to erase. You can also undo any markup action by using the undo button . If you accidentally undo a markup, you can shake your device and tap Redo.

Add text, a signature, magnifier, and shapes

Tap the plus button to choose from other Markup tools:

Tap the circle to choose a different text color, then tap to adjust the font, size, and alignment.

Quickly add or create a signature for a document.

Drag the loupe around, use the blue dot to adjust the size, and the green dot to increase or decrease the magnification level.

Tap a shape to add it to your screenshot, photo, or PDF. Drag the shape to where you want it and use the blue dots to adjust the size and shape. Use the green dots to adjust the arrow’s curve and the speech bubble’s appearance.

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

Have you ever had a contract, agreement, document, or service form emailed to your iPhone or iPad that you need to sign quickly? Perfect, because now you can digitally sign and return a document directly from the Mail app of iOS. The Mail signature feature lets you quickly sign a document attached to an email and send it back on it’s way without ever having to leave the mail app, the entire signing and returning process is very fast and easy thanks to the Markup feature set.

The Markup feature requires a modern version of iOS, meaning you’ll need iOS 9.0 or a later version installed on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, though how you sign the document is slightly different depending on the version of iOS you have installed on the device (don’t worry, we’ll show you both). The rest is easy and handled in the email client, so if you want to try it out yourself just email yourself a PDF file, an image, or another document that could be signed – for testing purposes it doesn’t actually need to be an official contract or anything, as the Markup feature works with nearly all mail attachments. And yes, this works not only with attachments sent to you, but also to attachments you want to send out. Read on to learn how to use this great feature.

How to Sign Documents in Mail on iPhone and iPad for iOS 12

Assuming you have an attachment document to sign in an email on the iOS device, here’s what you do to digitally sign the document and send it out quickly:

    Open the email containing the document to sign, then tap on the document to open it within Mail app (PDF files used in this example)

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

Super easy, right? You can do the entire document signing, signature placement, everything right from the Mail app of iOS on the iPhone or iPad.

Whether or not you want to use the pen tool to scribble out a signature, or use the official Signature tool in Markup, is entirely up to you (and perhaps your penmanship, and whether or not you’re using a stylus or Apple Pencil), as both are able to be used as a signature for documents in email like this.

As mentioned earlier, how to sign a document from Mail app on iPhone or iPad depends on the iOS version. If the above steps are unfamiliar, use the methods below for earlier versions of iOS to sign documents using the same method, with a slightly different approach.

How to Digitally Sign Documents in Mail for iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9

  1. Open the email containing the document to sign, tap on the document attachment as usual to preview it within the Mail app (the document can be PDF or otherwise) then tap the toolbox icon

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

Is that easy or what? No need to print anything, no need to scan anything, and there’s no need to use the signature feature on the Mac either, the entire process can be handled in iOS. The document can be signed and returned in just a few seconds.

This is undeniably useful for iOS users of all sorts, but particularly for those who are out and about with their iPhone frequently and receive an agreement to sign and return. Whether it’s a work contract, a health insurance form, billing order, mortgage, deed, lease agreement, a non disclosure agreement, you name it and you can sign it quickly from iOS and return it faster than ever.

And yes, in case you were wondering, you can also attach a document to a fresh email, sign that, and send it on it’s way too, so you don’t have to just sign and return documents attached to existing emails. This means that if you have a PDF document attachment you saved to iCloud you could attach and sign that using the same markup feature as well.

Of course if you don’t have the latest versions of iOS, you can rely on the Mac to use a very similar feature and digitally sign documents using the Mac Trackpad in Mac OS X. The Mac approach is just as effective, and much earlier versions of the Mac Preview app even support scanning a signature with the Mac camera, meaning no matter what era of Apple hardware you’re using, you should find a solution for signing documents electronically and then returning them quickly, without ever having to use a printer, fax machine, or scanner.

Know of any other tricks with signing documents on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Share them with us in the comments!

Signing a document, annotating an attachment and drawing on a photo can now be done directly in the Mail app in iOS 9.

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mailJason Cipriani/CNET

There are plenty of quality iOS applications for marking up documents and photos, but there’s something to be said about a native solution created by Apple.

With iOS 9, users will have the ability to draw, sign and type on a document or photo attachment without having to leave the Mail app in a similar vein to that of the Markup feature found on OS X.

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When viewing an email with an attachment on your iPad — say, one asking for your signature — long-press on the attachment and then select Markup and Reply from the share sheet. iPhone users will need to single-tap the document to preview it, then tap on the Markup icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. It looks like a toolbox.

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You can then tap on the Signature icon, where you’ll then be asked to create a signature using your finger and drawing on the screen. After saving your signature, place it on the document, adjusting its location and size using familiar pinch-to-zoom gestures.

You can also draw lines, circle different items or create a text box to fill in other bits of information. Additionally, there’s a magnification feature for highlighting a segment of the document at hand.

When someone emails documents to you, you can sign them right from your iPad or iPhone. It’s easy to do, if you’re using iOS 9 or later and the Markup preview in the built-in Mail app for iOS. You can sign PDFs or other types of documents sent as attachments.

To electronically sign emailed documents on your iPad or iPhone:

Preview the attachment in the Mail app.

Tap the toolbox icon, and then tap the Signature button in the Markup preview.

Sign the document using your finger on the touchscreen, and then tap Done.

Place the signature where it belongs in the document, and then tap Done again.

When you reply to the sender’s email using the Mail app, the sender receives your signed attachment.

If I’m not using the iOS Mail app, how do I sign documents on my iPhone or iPad?

If you aren’t using the built-in Mail app for the iPhone or iPad, or if your device uses a version earlier than iOS 9, you can still eSign documents. If you’ve received a DocuSign document, all you have to do is open the attachment and follow the online instructions to add an eSignature and send it back.

If someone sent you a PDF, Word document, or other type of file, use DocuSign’s free trial to electronically sign your document on the iPhone or iPad and then return it to the sender.

On your phone, in the Mail app, save the contract or agreement you need to sign.

Sign up for a free trial at DocuSign, and then log in to your free trial account.

Follow the instructions to upload the document from your iPhone or iPad and to electronically sign it. Use your finger to sign on the touchscreen.

Email the eSigned document back to the sender.

It’s that easy to eSign on an iPhone or iPad.

What if I need to send documents for electronic signing or if I need to sign a lot of documents on my iOS device?

No problem. DocuSign has an award-winning mobile app that makes it easy and secure to send and sign documents from your iPad or iPhone. You can access a signed document, no matter where you are, and you can sign almost anything in a few taps.

After you create your trial account, download the DocuSign iOS mobile app to start signing immediately, for free. You might also want to explore DocuSign’s other Apple integrations.

Are electronic signatures on the iPhone and iPad secure and legal?

DocuSign securely stores your documents and allows you to manage access to them. Electronic signatures created with DocuSign are legally- binding in many situations and countries, including in the United States and the European Union. See our Legality Guide for additional details.

When someone emails documents to you, you can sign them right from your iPad or iPhone. It’s easy to do, if you’re using iOS 9 or later and the Markup preview in the built-in Mail app for iOS. You can sign PDFs or other types of documents sent as attachments.

To electronically sign emailed documents on your iPad or iPhone:

  1. Preview the attachment in the Mail app.
  2. Tap the toolbox icon, and then tap the Signature button in the Markup preview.
  3. Sign the document using your finger on the touchscreen, and then tap Done.
  4. Place the signature where it belongs in the document, and then tap Done again.

When you reply to the sender’s email using the Mail app, the sender receives your signed attachment.

If I’m not using the iOS Mail app, how do I sign documents on my iPhone or iPad?

If you aren’t using the built-in Mail app for the iPhone or iPad, or if your device uses a version earlier than iOS 9, you can still eSign documents. If you’ve received a DocuSign document, all you have to do is open the attachment and follow the online instructions to add an eSignature and send it back.

If someone sent you a PDF, Word document, or other type of file, use DocuSign’s free trial to electronically sign your document on the iPhone or iPad and then return it to the sender.

  1. On your phone, in the Mail app, save the contract or agreement you need to sign.
  2. Sign up for a free trial at DocuSign, and then log in to your free trial account.
  3. Follow the instructions to upload the document from your iPhone or iPad and to electronically sign it. Use your finger to sign on the touchscreen.
  4. Email the eSigned document back to the sender.

It’s that easy to eSign on an iPhone or iPad.

What if I need to send documents for electronic signing or if I need to sign a lot of documents on my iOS device?

No problem. DocuSign has an award-winning mobile app that makes it easy and secure to send and sign documents from your iPad or iPhone. You can access a signed document, no matter where you are, and you can sign almost anything in a few taps.

After you create your trial account, download the DocuSign iOS mobile app to start signing immediately, for free. You might also want to explore DocuSign’s other Apple integrations.

Are electronic signatures on the iPhone and iPad secure and legal?

DocuSign securely stores your documents and allows you to manage access to them. Electronic signatures created with DocuSign are legally- binding in many situations and countries, including in the United States and the European Union. See our Legality Guide for additional details.

Learn how to use the iOS and iPadOS Markup feature to sign a PDF or an image on your Apple mobile devices.

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

You’ve received or need to send a PDF or other document through email that must be signed and sent to the other party. Sure, you can do this on your computer with Adobe Reader, but if your PC isn’t handy and you’re working with the email on your iPhone or iPad, you can sign the document directly from your mobile device. That handy capability is possible due to the Markup feature in iOS and iPadOS.

Introduced with iOS 10 in 2016, the Markup feature has evolved over the years. With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, it sports a new interface, offers a variety of palette tools, and supports Messages and Photos as well as Mail. You can use the different Markup tools on PDFs and image files. For this article, I’ll look specifically at Markup’s signature tool.

How to add your signature to an attachment before emailing it on your iPhone or iPad

Follow these steps when you want to email someone a PDF from your iPhone or iPad but need to sign it before sending it.

1. Make sure the PDF is stored in a convenient location, such as OneDrive or other online service accessible from your iPhone or iPad.
2. Attach the file to your email.
3. Tap the attachment, and select Markup from the toolbar (Figure A).

Figure A

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

4. Swipe down to the area where you need to sign.
5. On the Markup toolbar at the bottom, tap the Plus icon, and select Signature (Figure B).

Figure B

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

6. If you’re doing this for the first time, write your signature via your finger tip or a stylus.
7. Tap Clear if you wish to start over.
8. When you’re satisfied with your signature, tap Done (Figure C).

Figure C

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

9. Move the text box for your signature to the right spot. You can also resize the box by dragging any of the corners.
10. When the signature is sized and positioned correctly, tap Done at the upper left corner (Figure D).
11. Finish and send your email.

Figure D

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to add your signature to an attachment you have received and must return

If you receive an attachment that you need to sign and send back to the sender, the process is similar.

1. Tap the PDF or image to open it, and swipe down to the area that requires your signature.
3. Tap the Markup icon in the upper right (the one that looks like a pen tip).
4. Tap the Plus button on the Markup toolbar, and select Signature. Your signature will automatically appear if you already created it via Markup (Figure E).

Figure E

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

5. Tap your signature, and position and resize it accordingly.
6. When finished, tap Done.
7. Tap New Message or Reply All, and send the signed document back to the sender (Figure F).

Figure F

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

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Electronically signing on iOS devices is fast, flexible and easy

Electronically signing is a legal way to collect the signatures you need on a contract. e-Signatures, like those created in our DocuSign eSignature app, are created online and applied to online documents. But what if you need to view and sign documents on your mobile device?

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  • Tap the toolbox icon, and then tap the Signature button in the Markup preview.
  • Sign the document using your finger on the touchscreen, and then tap Done.
  • Place the signature where it belongs in the document, and then tap Done again.
  • Reply to the sender’s email, and the sender receives your signed attachment.

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When someone emails documents to you, you can sign them right from your iPad or iPhone. It’s easy to do, if you’re using iOS 9 or later and the Markup preview in the built-in Mail app for iOS. You can sign PDFs or other types of documents sent as attachments.

To electronically sign emailed documents on your iPad or iPhone:

Preview the attachment in the Mail app.

Tap the toolbox icon, and then tap the Signature button in the Markup preview.

Sign the document using your finger on the touchscreen, and then tap Done.

Place the signature where it belongs in the document, and then tap Done again.

When you reply to the sender’s email using the Mail app, the sender receives your signed attachment.

If I’m not using the iOS Mail app, how do I sign documents on my iPhone or iPad?

If you aren’t using the built-in Mail app for the iPhone or iPad, or if your device uses a version earlier than iOS 9, you can still eSign documents. If you’ve received a DocuSign document, all you have to do is open the attachment and follow the online instructions to add an eSignature and send it back.

If someone sent you a PDF, Word document, or other type of file, use DocuSign’s free trial to electronically sign your document on the iPhone or iPad and then return it to the sender.

On your phone, in the Mail app, save the contract or agreement you need to sign.

Sign up for a free trial at DocuSign, and then log in to your free trial account.

Follow the instructions to upload the document from your iPhone or iPad and to electronically sign it. Use your finger to sign on the touchscreen.

Email the eSigned document back to the sender.

It’s that easy to eSign on an iPhone or iPad.

What if I need to send documents for electronic signing or if I need to sign a lot of documents on my iOS device?

No problem. DocuSign has an award-winning mobile app that makes it easy and secure to send and sign documents from your iPad or iPhone. You can access a signed document, no matter where you are, and you can sign almost anything in a few taps.

After you create your trial account, download the DocuSign iOS mobile app to start signing immediately, for free. You might also want to explore DocuSign’s other Apple integrations.

Are electronic signatures on the iPhone and iPad secure and legal?

DocuSign securely stores your documents and allows you to manage access to them. Electronic signatures created with DocuSign are legally- binding in many situations and countries, including in the United States and the European Union. See our Legality Guide for additional details.

The easiest way to sign a document on your iPhone or iPad and send it to someone through Fax or Email.

Using this app, you can open your documents from your email, sign it using your finger or stylus and send the signed document back to sender using either Email or Fax.

Additionally, the app allows you to READ or ANNOTATE PDF documents or CONVERT documents to PDF on your iPhone or iPad.

It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text, stamps, pictures or signature and share your documents with others through email or fax.

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How to sign documents and mark up attachments in ios mail

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Send document back to sender through email or Fax from within the app

SAVE MULTIPLE BOOKMARKS

Bookmark pages in the PDF documents or books. See all your bookmarks and easily jump to any one.

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Mark up errors and place special emphasis on important sentences.

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Send documents to others through EMAIL, FAX or upload to DROPBOX, GOOGLEDRIVE,

THUMBNAIL and EASY SCROLLING

The app includes a superior PDF viewer that shows a thumbnail view of pages and lets you scroll easily or jump to any page.

PRINT TO WIRELESS PRINTERS

Using this app, you can print PDF documents to any AirPrint capable wireless printer in your wifi network.

Other things PDF Master lets you do:

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PDF Expert has one of the best PDF viewers for iPad and iPhone. It opens large files, pagination and bookmarking.

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Use iTunes file sharing to transfer files directly to your iPad or iPhone via USB cable. As an alternative connect your iOS device running PDF Expert via Wi-Fi and operate it like a wireless flash drive. No additional software is required.

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Open attachments directly from the Mail app. Also, you can open PDF files from any other application on the iPad or iPhone via “Open In. “.

+ Sync your files with various cloud services

PDF Expert allows you to download and upload files from Dropbox orGoogle Drive.