The default notes app available on iPhone and iPad is a useful tool to keep track of almost everything in your daily routine. You can jot down important reminders, make a shopping list, take class notes, etc. You can view Apple Notes on your Android device to copy or view the content seamlessly.
However, it is equally important to protect the information you store in your Notes app. There is an option to lock one or multiple notes in the Notes app. Here is a complete guide to help you lock your notes on your iPhone and iPad to keep them safe.
How to lock a note
Locking a note clearly means that if you share your device or someone gains access to your phone, the person will not be able to view Note without unlocking it. It is quite simple to lock an individual note instead of locking an entire app.
Let us quickly show you how to follow a couple of simple steps to lock notes on your iPhone. These steps are also applicable for those who wish to lock notes on an iPad.
Step 1: Open the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Tap specific Note that you wish to lock.
Step 3: Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of Note.
Step 4: Tap the lock icon.
Step 5: Now you will get the Face ID pop-up window on your screen.
Your note has been locked with your Face ID.
Step 6: Find the padlock icon at the top of Note.
If your iPhone or iPad does not support Face ID, you will have the option to set a password to lock your note.
How to unlock a note
You may have locked one or more notes. So unlocking them is quite simple. Follow these steps.
Step 1: tap the lock icon in the top right corner of Note.
Step 2: You will be prompted to use your Face ID or enter your password.
Step 3: Your note will be unlocked. You will see the Unlock icon in the upper right corner of Note.
How to lock a note using 3D Touch
If you are more comfortable using 3D Touch on your iPhone or iPad, you can follow these simple steps to lock your note in the Notes app.
Step 1: Press and hold Note that you want to lock.
Step 2: In the menu that opens, tap the Lock Note option.
Step 3: You will first see the Unlocked icon on the left side of that particular note.
If your iPhone or iPad does not support Face ID, it will prompt you to set a password to lock your note.
Step 4: Open Note and tap the Unlocked icon in the upper right corner of the app.
Step 5: Look for the lock icon on the top right corner.
You have successfully locked your note.
How to Remove Note Lock
In case you are not interested in locking your note and want to remove Face ID or password, here is an easy way to do the same.
Step 1: Keep your note unlocked.
This is necessary to unlock that particular note.
Step 2: Tap the three dots in the top right corner of Note.
Step 3: Press the Delete icon.
This is how you can successfully remove a lock from a note. You can use the same method to unlock more notes to take control of your privacy. The best part is that you don’t need to download any additional app on your iPhone or iPad.
The Notes app on iPhone and iPad offers this feature to protect your data. You can use this feature on your family member’s iPhone or iPad. They can lock their notes by following the steps provided above.
Easily secure your data
You can use the same method to lock multiple notes in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad. We recommend verifying that your devices are running the latest versions of iOS and iPad OS. If not, update them first. Locking notes is a good option if you share your device with family members, especially children. Locking them means that the content and Note itself will be more secure.