How to View Notes in Gallery View in Apple Notes App on iPhone and iPad

Thanks to the addition of a plethora of notable features, the Apple Notes app has vastly improved. One of my favorite features of the stock note-taking app is the ability to view notes in Gallery View. What makes it so handy is the ability to let you find specific notes with ease. If you are yet to unravel this handy feature, here is how you can view notes in Gallery View in Apple Notes app on iPhone and iPad.

Switch Between Gallery View and List View in Apple Notes on iPhone and iPad

If you are wondering whether or not your iPhone is compatible with this feature, let me tell you that it supports even older iOS versions including iOS 13, iOS 14, and iOS 15.

Step 1. To get started, open the Apple Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, head over to a notes folder and open it.

Step 3. Next, tap on the triple-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen and choose View as Gallery in the menu. The change will come into effect instantly. Apple Notes app will now present all your notes in the pretty neat Gallery View.

Notes in Gallery View on iPhone and iPad

Later, if you ever happen to change your mind, go back to the notes folder > triple-dot icon at the upper right corner of the screen and choose View as List.

Notes in list view on iPhone and iPad

There you go!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Where are Apple Notes stored on iPhone?

Note that when you set up iCloud for notes, all your notes are stored in the cloud. Hence, you can view and manage your notes from any device. However, if you don’t enable iCloud for notes, your notes are stored locally on your iPhone.

Q 2. Is Notes on iPhone free?

Yes. Apple Notes is completely free for iDevice users.

Q 3. Can I recover Apple Notes?

Yes, you can. Apple allows you to recover and edit notes which you deleted in the last 30 days on iCloud or on your devices linked with the same Apple ID.

Signing off…

So, that’s how you can make the most of this useful feature to enhance your notes viewing experience on your iOS or iPadOS device. Along with Safari, the Notes app is probably the most improved app. Apart from being feature-rich, it’s also easy to use. And that’s what makes it a go-to destination for many people.

Though Evernote (free, offers in-app purchases) and OneNote (free) could be more popular across platforms, Apple Notes remains the most loved note-taking app for iDevice users. What do you think? Shoot up your thoughts in the comments below.

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