How to Lock Notes in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad 

iOS 16 is a feature-packed upgrade. Apart from boasting a number of eye-catching features such as Lock Screen customization, batch photo editing, and the ability to find and merge duplicate contacts, it has also received some minor tweaks. For a change, Apple has slightly changed the way to lock notes on iPhone. So, if you are wondering how to Lock notes in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad, this guide is for you.

Lock Notes in iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 on iPhone/iPad

While the App Store has several highly popular note-taking apps including Evernote, Apple Notes has managed to hold the fort on its own. Probably the best part about this stock app is the ability to provide a neat note-taking experience without cutting corners.

Step 1. First off, open the Apple Notes app on your iPhone and iPad. 

Step 2. Now, go to the note that you want to password-protect.

Step 3. Next, tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 4. Next up, tap on the Lock icon in the menu.

Step 5. Up next, you have two options:

Lock Your Private Notes with Your iPhone Passcode

Note that using your device passcode for “On My iPhone/iPad” locked notes means you won’t have to create and remember a separate password. It will reduce the chances of losing access to your locked notes. So, if you tend to often forget passwords or have a bad memory, you should prefer to lock your private notes using a device passcode.

Create a Separate Password for Your Notes

Bear in mind that creating a separate password for “On My iPhone/iPad” locked notes can provide additional security. However, if you ever, unfortunately, forget this password, you will not be able to recover your notes. So, keep this important thing in mind before locking your notes with a different password.

Now, choose the preferred option to lock your notes and you are good to go!

Wrapping up…

For ease of use, I would recommend you use your device passcode to lock your private notes. But if an extra layer of safeguard is on top of your mind, you can choose to shield your notes with a different passcode.

It’s worth pointing out that you can use your Face ID/Touch ID to view and manage your locked notes. To do so, go to the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad -> Notes -> Password and then make sure that the toggle next to Use Face ID or Touch ID is turned on.

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