Odd Pic Received

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  1. VFN, Dec 1, 2016
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    VFN macrumors member

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    I received 2 text messages to my email from my father's iPhone 6 last night. One was a text message, the other a strange pic I posted here at imgur. He said he sent the message but not the pic. Both have the same time stamp. Any idea what's going on?

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    What?
     
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    Okay, no way my father was trolling me; he's close to clueless about how things work. The image downloads as "handwriti.jpg" so I suspected it may have something to do with a writing program and it does seem like a template or ghost template of some sort. Either my dad hit something by mistake and/or this was a glitch of some sort.

    Appreciate the reply.
     
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    Did you follow the link I provided?

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    I did. Was there something in particular you wanted me to see?
     
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    The handwriting mode is part of iMessage. Just turn your phone sideways.

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  9. VFN, Dec 5, 2016
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    VFN thread starter macrumors member

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    The pic was sent from an iPhone not received on one.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm seeing my father soon and I think I may speak to Apple when I then to see if they know what's what. I'll post back if I get a definite answer.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right. He likely activated the handwriting feature (perhaps accidentally) and was trying to get out of it and drew a small line and sent it as he was getting out of that mode.
     
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    Isn't the answer simply an accidental text (holding the phone sideways in message mode, then accidentally touching the screen, leaving a random doodle, then sending that drawing). Pretty easy to do that accidentally.
    That's it, nothing more.
     
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    It's just the damn handwriting mode in iOS 10, not a ghost or anything like that. Can we move on already? Like, seriously? Why go to all that trouble for some stupid doodle?
     
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    Okay. I don't own an iPhone but this makes sense. Thanks.
     

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