How to Lock Notes on iPhone [Quick Tips]

Posted by Brian Davis on November 7, 2018 18:02:11 PM.
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In this era of rapid development of smart mobile devices, we are increasingly dependent on smart phones, and often store some privacy information on our mobile phones. Of course, these private personal information is crucial, especially passwords and some sensitive messages. For iPhone users, most of them tend to store messages in the first-party app, Notes. With the release of iOS 9.3, Apple has added a new feature - Notes encryption, which is definitely beneficial to the protection of data and personal privacy. If you are wondering how to lock notes on iPhone, just keep scrolling to learn all the tips below.

1. How to Create a Password in Notes

First of all, we will introduce how to set up a password in notes. Just like every passcode you set on any other platform, there's one thing you should keep in mind, which is to create one you can easily remember and won't have the chance to reset it. To create a password in notes, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1 Open Settings on the iPhone and click on Notes.

Step 2 Tap on the Password option.

Step 3 Set the password of the notes in the Password interface, and also toggle on Use Touch ID in the same menu to enable fingerprint encryption.

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2. How to Lock Notes with Password or Touch ID

Maybe some users would get interested in how to lock notes on iPhone 6. The detailed guide below will tell the method of locking your notes with a password or Touch ID. Follow the procedures to continue.

Step 1 Open the Notes app and create a new note.

Step 2 Click the upper right corner of the screen to bring up the share menu, select "Lock Note" option in the pop-up sharing window.

Step 3 The first time you use the password in notes, you need to enter the password or Touch ID you created in the Settings. Provide either security measures and you will be able to view the locked notes.

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3. How to Unlock Notes

To unlock the notes on your iPhone, you can use the Touch ID or enter the password you set before. But it's worth to note that the note will be unlocked on all the devices sharing the same Apple ID if you remove the lock on one device.

Step 1 Navigate to the Notes app and select the note you want to unlock.

Step 2 Enter the password or using Touch ID to unlock the note.

Step 3 Click on the Lock button in the upper right corner of the screen, or the View Note button in the center of the interface. Then select Remove Lock option.

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4. How to Change Notes Password

Next we will introduce how to change the password of the notes.

Step 1 Go to Settings > Notes > Password.

Step 2 Click Change Password.

Step 3 Enter the Old Password you set and then the New Password. Don't forget to change the hint when you finish. Finally tap Done option.

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5. How to Reset Notes Password

You can choose to reset the default password for each new note you create as well. This option applies when you set a note lock from Settings, instead of locking the notes separately. If you want to change the password for the old notes, you need to open Notes and enter the old password and new one. If you want to reset your Notes password, the password on the old notes will not be changed for privacy reasons. Here's the detailed password reset method on iPhone Notes.

Step 1 Launch Settings on the iPhone first and go to Notes.

Step 2 Tap on Password and then Reset Notes Password.

Step 3 Enter your Apple ID in the pop-up system window. After the password verification is passed, the Reset Notes Password option can be turned on. Similarly, you can also choose to enter the hint in the prompt column to remind the password.

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Bonus Tip: What If the Notes Got Lost on iPhone

The above is all the relevant information about lock notes on iPhone. Last but not least, we would like to remind that if you have accidentally deleted or lost notes stored on your iPhone, then you can use TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery to recover those notes to your computer instantly with or without iTunes or iCloud backup files.
See also: How to Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone.

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