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« on: June 12, 2019, 04:05:08 pm »

macOS Catalina's Preview App Lets You Sign Documents on Mac Using iPhone or iPad

In macOS Catalina, the Preview app has a new feature that makes it easier to sign PDFs and other documents by leveraging an iPhone or an iPad running the iOS 13/iPadOS operating system.





Rather than using the Trackpad to create a signature, or scanning a piece of paper, you can connect to your iPhone or <!---->iPad<!----> to sign there using either a finger or an Apple Pencil.





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In the Preview app, under Tools > Annotate > Signature > Manage Signatures > Create Signatures, there is a new option to choose to create a signature with an iOS device. Clicking on this option lets you select an available iPhone or <!---->iPad<!----> to use.





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Devices running iOS 12 will show up in this list, but creating a signature only works on a device running <!---->iOS 13<!---->. Selecting an iPhone or <!---->iPad<!----> with <!---->iOS 13<!----> will pop up a simple signature interface on the device in question, where you can sign with a finger on the iPhone or a finger or <!---->Apple Pencil<!----> on <!---->iPad<!---->.





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After you've signed, tap the done button, and your signature is instantly made available in the Preview app as an option to be inserted into your documents.





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We needed to have the devices unlocked to get the signature interface to pop up, but this may be a bug that will be addressed in a later beta.





You can already sign PDFs right on the iPhone or <!---->iPad<!----> using Markup features, but the new Preview option is a useful, streamlined way to get a signature on a document if you start the process using a Mac.

<div class="linkback">Related Roundup: macOS Catalina</div>
This article, &quot;macOS Catalina's Preview App Lets You Sign Documents on Mac Using iPhone or iPad&quot; first appeared on MacRumors.com

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