iPadOS 16 Gets New Handwriting Straighten Feature For Note Taking

Apple’s upcoming iPadOS 16 update adds a new feature that can straighten handwriting, making it easier to read and altogether neater on-screen.

Apple announced iPadOS 16 during the WWDC22 opening keynote on Monday and while it announced a ton of features, not all of them saw the light of day.

The first beta was made available to developers, which is why we’re now learning about this feature.

According to MacRumors, users can now write using the Apple Pencil and then have iPadOS 16 straighten the text for easier reading.

If you are taking notes in the Notes app or another app, you can now select all of your handwritten text and choose the “Straighten” option to neaten it up a bit. This won’t help your handwriting, but it will change the arrangement of the writing on the page to better align it and to make it look more note like.

Those hoping to take this new feature for a spin themselves are going to need to wait a little while. Developers are testing the update now, while the rest of the world will not get the iPadOS 16 release until later this year. Those hoping for an iPadOS 16 public beta program will get one next month, although Apple isn’t saying exactly when we should expect that to be.

Apple announced iPadOS 16 alongside iOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9.

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