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How to Edit and Markup Email Attachments on iPhone

How to Edit and Markup Email Attachments on iPhoneHere’s a tutorial on how to add arrows, text, a loupe effect and your own sketches to an email attachment on iPhone. This could be your own email attachment, such as a photo, or something you received via one of your contacts. The new markup features in iOS 9 are great for adding visual feedback, corrections and personal notes to email attachments. You can edit attachments directly in the “Mail” app on your iPhone.

How to edit received attachments

Mail > Message > Tap and hold attachment > Markup and Reply

To draw or write directly on an attachment, open up your iPhone’s “Mail” app. Then tap the respective message. Now tap and hold the attachment in question. A context menu should pop up. Select “Markup and Reply”.

how to markup and reply on iPhone

You can now draw directly on the image/attachment and send it back to the sender, including all of your sketching, markup and text. Check out the different sections of the toolbar and the respective extra features. Give them all a try!

After drawing a line, for instance, you can select whether your iPhone should keep it as it is, or smooth it – or convert it to a simple shape or arrow-headed line. There is also a Loupe for highlighting and zooming important areas, which will be reflected in the final image. Shift the green dot to adjust the zoom, use the blue dot to adjust the diameter. To access the text formatting options, tap the button to the right of the toolbar. You can then select a font, font size and text alignment.

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How to edit your own attachments

Mail > Message > Tap and hold > Add Attachment

Open up the “Mail” app, then create a new message using the icon at the bottom right. Then tap and hold anywhere inside the message body to bring up the context menu. You can now insert a photo from your library or tap “Add Attachment” to bring in content from your iCloud Drive.

how to markup your own attachment

Proceed as above to markup the attachment, simply tap and hold the attachment itself and select “Markup” to get into the editor mode that allows you to draw and annotate the image. Tap “Done” when finished, then complete the rest of your email if needed and send it off as usual.

By the way: You can even sign email attachments in iOS 9. Check out our guide!