How to Password Protect Your Notes on iOS

The Notes app is a very useful app available on devices having iOS 9 and above. Naturally, it is handy for taking down notes but it is also loaded with other features in which you can add images or sketches and even draw over your notes!

How to Password Protect Your Notes on iOS

The Notes app is almost like your personal diary where you can pen down all your emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Quite obviously, if you choose to use the Notes app as your personal diary, you would want a modicum amount of privacy since you wouldn’t want just anybody to access this information. This is where the password lock feature of the Notes app comes handy. In fact, you can also make use of it to store private and personal information that you can access whenever you wish!

Once you have added a password lock, your note can only be accessed using your Touch ID or the password that you have set. So let’s explore how you can apply a password lock on your notes!

How to Put a Password Lock on Your Note

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iOS device.
  2. Create a new note and enter whatever information that you would like to password protect. Furthermore, if you wish to put a password lock on an existing note, simply open it.
  3. Tap on the export icon, it is depicted by an arrow pointing outwards from a box.
  4. Scroll through the lower panel of options to find the Lock Note Tap on it.
  5. You will be redirected to the Set Password Enter the password and re-enter it to verify the password. Set a password hint.
  6. Toggle the Use Touch ID switch if you wish to use the Touch ID to unlock the note.
  7. Once you have set up all the passwords, tap on Done. It should be mentioned here that all notes have the same password and different notes do not have different passwords, therefore, choose a password carefully.
  8. You will once again visit the note with a prompt displaying Lock Added with a lock image.
  9. Once you are done editing the note, you can lock it by tapping on the lock icon on the top tray. Locking the screen will also lock the note.
  10. All notes will remain locked until you enter the correct password or use the Touch ID to unlock the note.

How to View the Password Protected Notes

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on the locked note.
  3. You will see a This Note is Locked Tap on View Note just below the message.
  4. You can use your Touch ID (if enabled) or enter the correct password, and you will gain access to the locked note.
  5. Once you are done viewing or editing the note, lock it via the lock icon or by locking your screen.

How to Remove Password Lock on Notes

To remove the password on a note, tap on the export icon and then tap on Remove Lock.

Carl Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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