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Reflect and Write with Suggested Writing Prompts in the Journal App

11th December 2023

Jacob Woolcock


In this tutorial, we delve into the enriching world of the Apple Journal App, exploring a myriad of writing prompts that go beyond the conventional. Join me as I guide you through the process of crafting meaningful entries, unlocking your creativity, and transforming your journaling experience on the iPhone. Discover the power of reflection and learn practical tips and tricks to elevate your journaling game. Whether you’re a seasoned journal enthusiast or just starting, this tutorial provides valuable insights and techniques to make your iPhone journal entries more engaging and thought-provoking. Let’s embark on this adventure together and unlock the full potential of your iPhone for creative self-expression!

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In the Journal app, you can add memories and photos of recent events. Additionally, there are writing prompts available if you prefer journaling in that manner.

When I add a new entry and navigate to the Recommended tab, it should be there by default. As I scroll down, I encounter various text-based memory ideas. These prompts are designed to be open-ended, allowing you to add your reflections and thoughts.

However, I don’t always like all the options presented. Not to worry, though; I can simply tap the Regenerate button in the corner. This action will provide me with a new prompt, and I can repeat this process until I find one that resonates more with me. Tapping on the chosen prompt adds a new journal entry, giving me a clear idea of what to write about and reflect upon.

This approach is quite beneficial as it encourages reflection on aspects that might not have been considered for inclusion in the journal. Up until now, my entries have primarily consisted of photos and locations. Exploring different prompts has prompted me to think differently, resulting in some interesting journal articles.

Once the entry is completed, it will appear in the feed as usual. A coloured box at the top will display the writing prompt, followed by my response underneath.

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