How to Lock and Unlock Notes on iPhone or iPad

Apple’s value for the privacy and information security of its users is evident in several of its devices’ features. A good example is the lock feature in the Note App.

While many users store random information on their note app, several also store private personal information. This is why the Note app comes with a lock feature. Now, you can even use your note app as a diary or journal and a scribble note.

All you need to do is create a different folder for private notes and keep them locked. Then, create others for any other function – these ones can remain open and accessible to anyone.

Here’s how you can secure your private information on your note app.

First, open the Note app on your iPhone or iPad.

Then, select and open the note you want to lock.

Next, tap the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Then, select Lock and fill in the required details – Password, verify password, and hint.

You can also toggle the Face ID switch to enable you to unlock locked notes with your Face ID.

Lastly, tap Done.

If you activate the Face ID feature, tap “OK” on the pop-up menu to allow Face ID use.

When you successfully lock a note, it will still stay open. You’ll need to tap the lock icon at the top of the screen to hide the note’s content.

NB: The password created here will apply to every other note you lock. Also, losing this password implies that your locked notes will be inaccessible.

How to Remove Lock from a Locked Note

Removing the Lock on a locked note is just as easy as locking it.

First, launch the note app on your iPhone or iPad.

Then, open the locked note (unlock it with your Face ID or password).

Next, tap the three-dot icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Finally, select Remove – this will automatically remove the lock feature on that note.

And that’s all there is.

Ori Otokpa

Ori is a medicine major, realtor, and content writer with over 5+ years of working experience. Through years of in-depth tech research and writing she has garnered sufficient knowledge to teach and help people find their way around tech. Ori’s goals are to broaden her expertise, travel the world, and go on as many adventures as possible.

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