(2023) How To Sign A Document On iPad For Free

Add your signature to a document on iPad by opening the file in any app and using the Markup Signature feature.
(2023) How To Sign A Document On iPad For Free
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July 9, 2023
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You're probably on this page because you:

  • Use an Apple iPad;
  • Have a document on the iPad;
  • And you wish to electronically sign it;
  • But you're not sure where to begin.

On this page, you're going to learn how to sign a document on a tablet, especially if you're an Apple iPad user.

It doesn't matter if you have an older or a newer iPad — we're going to show you a couple of ways to electronically sign documents available on any iPad.

How to electronically sign a document on iPad

There are three ways you can electronically sign a document using your iPad:

  1. Markup: Open document → Tap Markup → "+" icon → Signature → Add;
  2. Online tool: Upload document → Create signature → Add;
  3. Apple Pages: Open document → "..." icon → Smart Annotation → Draw.

We'll go through each of these methods to show you every step of each method and make sure that you add your signature to a PDF on your iPad.

Method 1: Markup tool

  1. Open the document in any iPad app;
  2. Select the Markup tool (pen in a circle icon);
  3. Tap on the "+" icon;
  4. Select Signature on the menu;
  5. Create & Add your signature on the document.

The most basic way to add your eSignature to a document on iPad is to open the document on any app and use Apple's Markup feature.

For this example, we're going to open the PDF in Apple Files, the pre-installed app.

How to sign documents on iPad with Markup

You can open the document in any app. Most people prefer opening their document in the Notes, Mail, and Files apps and edit from there.

Any option you pick works just as fine. All you need to do is just get to the Markup feature and add your signature on the iPad's document.

Relevant to this guide: How to sign documents on iPhone.

Method 2: Online tool

Another efficient way to sign a document on iPad is to use an online signature tool like ours and sign documents in seconds. SignHouse is free and works like so:

  1. Upload your document in the box below;
  2. Create your eSignature (takes ~20 seconds);
  3. Attach it to the file;
  4. Download the signed document on your iPad.

We've added our PDF signer for iPads on this very page so you can access it without having to leave this page. It's 100% free!

As long as you have active internet connection, you can always use our PDF signer for iPad tablets.

Method 3: Apple Pages

  1. Download Pages on the App Store;
  2. Open a document in the app;
  3. Click the "..." icon (top-right corner);
  4. Scroll and select Smart Annotation on the list;
  5. Draw your signature on the document;
  6. Apply changes.
How to sign a document in Pages on iPad

Lots of people ask if you can sign a document in Pages on an iPad, and the answer is yes. But in the end, you're still using the Markup feature shown in the first method.

You can also take a picture of your signature and then insert your signature's image in Pages. Once you did that, drag it around and confirm changes.

That's all you need to know about adding your signature to a document on iPad!


How do I sign a document in Pages for iPad?

First of all, create your electronic signature with SignHouse — it's free and it takes 10 seconds. Then, download your signature as a PNG image & attach it to the Pages document using your Apple iPad.

How do I electronically sign a document on my iPad?

You can electronically sign a document on an iPad by opening it in Files and using the Markup Tool to create and insert your signature in the document.

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