iPhone Tips

How to Lock Notes on iPhone

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-07-25 / Update for  iPhone Tips

The Notes app, as many iPhone users would agree, has become an essential part of the iOS platform. Some use it as a journal. Singers and songwriters are keen on noting their lyrics. Students use it to create their to-do list as is the case with normal users who want to save their grocery shopping list. Most users are unaware of the password feature present in the Notes app. If you are a songwriter writing the next big hit, knowing how to lock notes on iPhone using a password is a must. This article outlines how.

Part 1. How to Create Notes Password on iPhone

Wondering how to lock notes on iPhone 7/7 Plus X/ 8/ 8 Plus/ 6/ 6S/ 6 Plus/ 6S Plus/ 5S/ SE? You can easily do so by setting up a password for the notes app. A few things to note: like every other password you create on any platform, only create a password you can easily remember particularly because you won't be able to reset it. Secondly, you'll use the same password to access notes on iCloud and any other Apple device. To create one, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and navigate to Notes.

Step 2: Tap Password.

Step 3: Type in a password then set a password hint. The latter will help you remember your password should you forget it.

set notes password in settings

Step 4: Tap Done.

Part 2. How to Password Lock Notes on iPhone

Thinking of how to lock notes on iPhone 6? The method detailed below shows an alternative way of going about it: create a password within the Notes app. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Notes app.

Step 2: Select an existing note or create a new one.

Step 3: Tap the share icon. It's located at the top of the interface and is a box with an upward pointing arrow.

Step 4: Tap Lock Note, then enter a password, verify it by entering the same password and set a hint.

lock notes with password on the iphone

Step 5: To use your fingerprint as a password, turn on Touch ID. (This option makes it easier to access your notes.)

lock notes with touch id on iphone

Part 3. How to Unlock a Note on iPhone

Notes that have been locked using a password can be unlocked with either by using Touch Id or entering your password. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Notes app.

Step 2: Navigate to the note you wish to unlock.

Step 3: Tap the Lock button located in the top right of the screen or the View Note button located in the center of the interface.

Step 4: Enter the correct password or unlock using Touch ID if you had locked it with Touch ID.

unlock notes iphone

Part 4. How to Change Notes Password on iPhone

To change notes password on iPhone, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Setting app on your home screen.

Step 2: Tap Notes > Password.

Step 3: Tap Change Password.

Step 4: Enter your Old Password then enter your New Password and verify it.

Step 5: Create a hint and tap Done when done.

change password screen

Part 5. How to Reset Forgotten Notes Password on iPhone

It is important to note that, while you can reset your password, if you forgot your old password, you won't be able to access your old notes. The password will only protect notes you create thereafter. To reset your password, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and tap Notes.

Step 2: Tap Password > Reset Password.

Step 3: Enter your Apple ID password credentials and tap OK.

reset password screen

Step 4: Type a new password, verify it by entering the same password and set a hint.

Extra Tip: What If You Lost Notes on iPhone?

If you have lost notes on your iPhone after a jailbreak accidental deletion, or software updates, all is not lost, you can recover them using Tenorshare UltData. Tenorshare enables you to recover lost notes with or without iTunes or iCloud backups and directly to your iPhone or computer as a .txt file. To use Tenorshare UltData to recover your notes, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Download, install and launch Tenorshare UltData on your PC or Mac.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3: Click Start Scan to access all the deleted notes.

start scan

Step 4: Click Notes from the list of data types on the left pane of the interface.

Step 5: Choose the notes you wish to delete then click Recover to restore them.

Want to know how to lock notes iPhone? This article explains how to password protect notes on iPhone and also how to unlock change or reset iPhone note password. In case you lose your notes, recover them by using Tenorshare UltData.