When drawing notes or images by hand in the Notes app on iPhone, you can choose the paper style to draw upon. When you want lines to draw within or a grid to help you stay on track, you can choose a one-time paper style to use or even set up a default paper style to automatically appear in your Notes. When you type, the paper style disappears in that part of the tip; but for drawing by hand in the Notes app, choosing the paper style can make a big difference. Here’s how to change the paper style in Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone.
How to Change Paper Style in Notes (One-Time)
- Open the Notes app and either start a new note or open an existing one.
- Tap the Share icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
- Tap Lines & Grids. *Note that if the Share menu pops up, you will still be able to find Lines & Grids along the bottom row.
- Select the paper style you would like to use.
- Once you’ve selected the paper style, it will appear within the note.
Use the built-in tools in Notes to write or draw on the lines. Remember, though, that typing will appear around the lines or grid—they won’t type as part of it. Use a table in Notes for that.
How to Change the Paper Style in Notes (Auto)
Alternatively, if you want one of the paper styles to always appear in a note by default, you can change the paper style in Settings. To do this:
- Open the Settings app and select Notes.
- Tap Lines & Grids.
- Select the paper style you want to use.
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