How to lock your Notes on your iPhone (tutorial)

If you’re like me, you like to keep your important notes in one place. I like to keep my important notes on my iPhone because I have my phone on me at all times. I have a habit of forgetting things if I don’t write it down so Apple’s default Notes app is a godsend. Notes are a great way to store sensitive information that you may want to keep to yourself. You can lock your Notes to prevent sensitive information from being seen by other people. You can either set the Note to be unlocked by a password or Touch ID/Face ID. Here’s how.

How to lock your notes in the default Notes app

  1. Tap Notes
  2. Find and the note that you want to lock
  3. Tap the Share icon located on the top right
  4. Tap the Lock Note icon
  5. Enter a password which will be used for all your Notes
  6. Enter the same password again
  7. Add a hint if necessary
  8. Toggle Touch ID or Face ID on if desired

Your note will now show a lock next to it that can only be opened if you type in your password or unlock using Touch ID/Face ID.

How to change your password in Notes

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap Notes
  3. Tap Password
  4. Tap Change Password
  5. Type in your old password
  6. Type in your new password
  7. Type in your new password again to verify
  8. Add a hint if necessary

Don’t worry if you happen to forget your password. There is a reset password option if you somehow forget your new password. This will require you to input your Apple ID password so make sure that you have that on hand. I would recommend using Touch ID/Face ID to unlock your locked notes. You can’t beat the convenience of unlocking without having to type in a password.

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