Markup Tool is Missing on iPhone/iPad: Enable it, How do I Change the Text Color on my iPhone Markup

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020Here’s iPhone and iPad’s Quick Editing option now we can use on iOS 11 or later (iOS 13, iOS 14 Changed Markup option). Let’s check out and fix the most common option like markup is missing, unable to find the Quick Markup shortcuts like Pen, Pencil, Signature, Text, Magnifier, and Different Shapes (Square, Circle, Comment, and Arrow).

Somewhere people are unable to find the Quick Markup option on App or Edit mode of Photo/PDF. Let’s start using Markup on the iOS device at a glance.

This tool is compatible with all iPhone models: iPhone 11, Pro, Max, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/iPad Pro, iPad Mini or Air.

Markup tool Extension only Available on iOS 11 or Later on iPhone, iPad. Check it and update if not: Go to the Settings > General > Software Update.

Note: Currently Available Free latest firmware is iOS 14 or later

Steps to fix Markup is missing on iPhone/iPad, Unable to find markup and Edit on Notes, Mail, Photos, PDF and Docs

How to do in iOS 13, iOS 14 or Later?

  • Open Photos app on iPhone,
  • Tap on a photo that you want to edit using Markup tools.
  • Now, Check (…) icon at the top right corner of the screen,
  • Next to Edit option Tap on Markup option.
  • and Start Editing using Different Markup tools. in iOS 13,
  • Markup is powered with Gestures support for undo and redo quickly.
How to Use Markup in iOS 13 photos app to Edit photo

How to Use Markup in iOS 13, iOS 14 photos app to Edit photo

How to do it (Markup) in iPadOS?

Just like the iPhone, you can also use a markup tool to edit photos on your iPhone. Markup editor can easy to access by the following steps,

  • Photos app > Select a Photo > Edit > Menu (three horizontal dots) > Markup.
How to Use Markup Tool in iPad

How to Use Markup Tool in iPad

How to Use Markup Tool in iPad

How to Use Markup Tool in iPad

Note: You can drag the Markup editor anywhere on the screen as per your convenience.

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How to do Markup in iOS 12 or Earlier?

Markup editor, only we can access in Edit mode. Open Photo app on iPhone/iPad, Select Photo that you want to open it. Tap on Edit option from the top right corner of the screen, And Tap on more (…) option. Markup is missing from there, Edit thereby enables it. Tap on more and Enable Markup toggle > done to save it.

Find more option in Photo Edit to Enable Markup on iPhone

Find more option in Photo Edit to Enable Markup on iPhone

Enable markup option on iPhone photos editing

Enable markup option on iPhone photos editing

Markup Use on Photo or PDF Editing

For the Backup purpose, you should create a Duplicate photo before start Editing.

  1. Open Photos app on the iPhone.
  2. Select Photo, on that you add Signature, Text in Color/Font Size/Font Name.
  3. Tap on Done to Apply Changes and Close Markup tool mode.
  4. Again Tap on Edit and Save to Photos app (iPhone Camera roll)

Markup Use on the Note app

Use Markup on Notes app on iPhone

Use Markup on the Notes app on iPhone

  1. Open Note app on your iPhone/iPad.
  2. Tap on markup icon, and Find the Pointer pen or Pencil that you can use for handwritten text. Also, find out the Black Color piker (Browse more color by a tap on it).
Use Drowing on Markup for Notes app

Use Drawing on Markup for a Notes app

Markup in a Mail app

  1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone/iPad.
  2. Tap on New Mail writes icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. In Body, Move Typing Pointer there and Press & Hold on it. To get more options like Insert Photo & Video, Add Attachment, Insert Drawing and more.
Use Markup on iPhone's Mail app

Use Markup on iPhone’s Mail app

Insert Drawing is a Markup for the mail app. Tap on it.

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Find out more Drowning options under the (+) sign. Also, Select Color to apply different effects and styles in your Mail Body.

Signature in mail app is really awesome that helps in keep your signature ready and use it on Different mail bodies to signed mail.

Using Markup on PDF we can write on PDF or Doc file

Generally, people are using a markup tool for Electronically Sign on PDF Document on iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open Any Document (.doc) or PDF file on Books iPhone or iPad app.
  2. At the top near to Magnifier icon, Find And Tap on Markup icon.
Use PDF Markup on iPhone

Use PDF Markup on iPhone

One you are Editing mode, you can use all the Drawing tools just like explain before. Redo or undo the saved changed any time and Back to save your work on PDF or Doc file.

How do I electronically sign PDF on iPhone & iPad?

Use handwritten text, Signature, Add Text, Shapes and more.

That’s it.

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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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