If you are taking handwritten notes on your iPad, you may want to draw shapes. But what if you are not good at drawing? Here̵
The Shape Recognition feature is available in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and later. It works with Apple Pencil and your finger, so you can use it on iPhone too.
And in classic Apple fashion, the Shape Recognition feature is both plain and confusing. Once you learn how to use it, it moves on to the obvious category.
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To start, open the “Apple Notes” app on your iPhone or iPad (after upgrading to the latest operating system).
Tap the “New Note” button here to create a new note.
Choose the “Pencil” icon to enter drawing mode.
Now choose the “Pen”, “Pencil” or the “Highlighter” from the Pencil toolkit.
Once the tool is selected, start drawing the shape. Start easy, try a box or circle. When you’re done drawing, just pause.
It is the pause that starts in the “Shape Recognition” function. The Apple Notes app automatically converts your drawing into a perfect shape.
As we mentioned above, this feature works on iPhone too. The process is the same. You still need to pause after you complete the shape. But here you can draw with your finger.
Here are all the shapes supported by the Shape Recognition feature in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad:
- Squares and rectangles
- Lines and lines with arrowheads
- Bows and bows with arrowheads
- Speech Bubbles
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