In Sept 2024, Apple launched the iPhone 15 series. Along with the iPhone 15 series, Apple also introduced iOS 17, which was loaded with new features and customizations, such as a new bell icon in the status bar and a new standby charging display. Apple added the ability to open and annotate PDFs directly in the Notes app. With iOS 17, importing and annotating PDFs in Apple Notes has become a very easy task.
If you are using the latest version of iOS and macOS, you will be able to update the Notes app to support inline PDFs. This feature will allow you to insert a PDF into Notes, annotate, and collaborate on the document. You can attach, view, edit, and collaborate on PDFs, including documents you scanned into a note. This is available on both the iPhone and the iPad.
Annotating PDFs in Notes on iPhone and iPad in iOS 17
If you want to annotate a PDF using your iPhone in a note, here are the short steps. First, you have to select the PDF file that you want to annotate. Then you have to tap the share button and then tap on the copy option. Now you have to open the Notes app and create a new note, or open the one in which you want to paste. Then long press on the area in the notes. A pop-up with many options will appear; you have to choose the paste option. The PDF will appear in the notes.
The PDF might have several pages. You can click the thumbnail button to see a row of thumbnails across the top of the PDF. This will help you navigate to a specific page more quickly. If you want to annotate the PDF, you have to tap the markup button.
There, you will find several options along the bottom of the screen to annotate your selected PDF, options like marker, pencil, pen, and eraser. The + icon at the bottom-right corner also reveals options to add a Sticker, Signature, Text, and Shape to the PDF. After you’ve finished annotating the PDF file, simply tap “Done” at the top-right corner to save your changes.
How to Annotating PDFs in Notes on Mac
In the latest version of macOS:
- Drag the PDF document from the desktop to an open note.
- The PDF is embedded in the note.
- Click the icon next to the name of the PDF doc.
- Choose “Markup”.
Here in the markup option, you will find all the tools. You can use these tools to add annotations to your PDF file, and this will allow you to annotate throughout the document. Once you’re done annotating, click “Done” to save your changes.
Whether you’re using a Mac or managing tasks on an iPad, the ability to annotate PDFs in Apple Notes is a game-changer. So follow our guide and keep rocking as your work is going to be smooth and easy. Keep smiling and keep reading our guides.
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