Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad

Time to secure your all notes that you save in your iPhone to protect your privacy from stopping unauthorized access to your data using the passwords and touch ID with the help of guide discussed below.



Notes are a handy way to make and store your personal information for future use. If it is in anyway a medical, financial or otherwise personal, it must be kept safe. As these notes are mostly openly saved in your iOS devices and this can compromise with your privacy. So, lets use a password or use Touch ID on iPhone for security on Notes. When you first try to protect a note, you will be automatically asked to set a global password for securing your notes by visiting the password section in the Notes settings. And in this article we will be discussing all the possible methods. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.

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How to lock Notes with password or Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

The method is quite simple and easy and you just need to follow the simple step by step guide discussed here.

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#1 To set a password in Notes:

1. Launch Notes from your Home screen.
2. Tap on an existing note or type a new note.
3. Tap on the Share button.
4. Tap Lock Note.
5. Enter a Password — this will be for all your notes, including Notes on Mac, if you use it.
6. Enter the same password again to Verify.
7. Add a hint, if you really need one.

Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad
Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad

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#2  To set a password in Settings:

1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
2. Tap on Notes.
3. Tap on Password.
4. Enter a Password — this will be for all your notes, including Notes on Mac, if you use it.
5. Enter the same password again to Verify.
6. Add a hint, if you really need one.
7. Switch Touch ID to on, if you want to use a fingerprint for faster and more convenient unlocking.

Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad
Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad

You must be sure about the password that it is strong enough that no one can cracks it. Touch ID makes the process much faster and more convenient, but someone can try to touch the sensor when you are sleeping or in other way incapacitated.

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#3 How to lock a note with Touch ID

Once you setup a password for note, you can open your note at any time.
1. Launch Notes from your Home screen.
2. Tap on an existing note or type a new note.
3. Tap on the Share button.
4. Tap Lock Note.
5. Use Touch ID, if available, to lock your note.
6. If you prefer not to use Touch ID, tap to Enter Password. If Touch ID isn’t available, also simply enter your password and just press OK.

Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad
Set Notes password on iPhone and iPad

A lock animation will confirm you that the note has been secured. You have to enter your password atleast once before you use Touch ID. For the first time, if Touch ID hasn’t been presented before you then simply enter your password and you would be asked next for Touch ID.

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So above guide is all about How to set your Notes password on iPhone and iPad. By using this guide, you can easily secure all your notes with the password or touch ID in your iOS device. Hope you like the guide, keep on sharing with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.


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Karanpreet Singh
Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.