How to Lock Notes With Password or Face ID/Touch ID On iPhone & iPad: Remove Password from Notes

Last Updated on Dec 3, 2020

Touch ID is the most advanced security technology for unlocking apple devices. It’s very fast and Perfect fingerprint scanning expertise perfect solution or as an alternate option. First, you need to Enable Touch ID for Notes on iPhone, iPad on the latest iOS version. Later we will see how to use a password if Touch ID not working on the Unlock note on iPhone/ iPad. To use this hidden note security/ Privacy option, you must set up touch ID and Face ID on iPhone 11(Pro Max), iPhone X, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone 6S/6, iPhone 6S Plus/6 Plus, and Other all compatible Models.

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iPhone lets you unlock Notes with Touch ID/Face ID, and password both. Depends on you, how do you like to unlock the Notes, preferably Touch ID/Face ID is the convenient and fast option. And if in case, if you forgot the password at that time also Face ID or Touch ID is of much use to access the Notes on iPhone.

Also, you should check the complete guide on how to use a lock on the Notes app on the iPhone.

Note: In any case, Touch ID has been failed, you have an alternate option for entering a password for unlocking note in Popup window.

How to Disable/Enable Face ID/Touch ID or Password for Lock Notes on iPhone/iPad

Touch ID or FaceID must be enabled on your iPhone/iPad before you Setup for Notes app. Right from the settings app of your iPhone, you can quickly enable and disable password protection on notes stored on your device.

  1. Go to the Settings App on the iPhone/ iPad. Next, Scroll down Tap on “Notes”.

    Notes app Settings on iPhone Settings app

    Notes app Settings on the iPhone Settings app

  2. Tap on “Accounts” Option > And Select Notes account, iCloud Notes, or On My iPhone notes.

    Account settings on iPhone Notes app

    Account settings on the iPhone Notes app

  3. Now, enter the password that you would like to lock the notes. Use Face ID for iCloud, Enable Toggle Use Face ID, and Enter your Notes password. Tap on Ok.

    Use Face ID for iCloud Notes app on iPhone

    Use Face ID for an iCloud Notes app on iPhone

  4. Add Face ID for On My iPhone Notes,  Enter New Notes and Verify the password, by re-entering it.

    Enable Face ID and Touch ID for Notes app on iPhone

    Enable Face ID and Touch ID for a Notes app on iPhone

  5.  That’s it.


Otherwise for a set new one, Tap on “Change Password” (Enter Old password and Set new one).

Enable Lock or Password on Note from iPhone Notes app

Now, Add Lock for Particular Note in the Notes app on iPhone, Follow the Below steps for the apply lock on a new note.

  1. Open Notes app on the iPhone.
  2. Open Note that you want to lock with the Note passcode.
  3. Tap on the Share icon and Tap on Lock Note from the share sheet.

    Lock Note on iPhone notes app

    Lock Note on iPhone notes app

  4. Now Locked Note we can unlock using Face ID or Touch ID.

    Note is locked, we can unlock from Touch ID or Face ID

    The note is locked, we can unlock from Touch ID or Face ID

  5. That’s it.

Remove Lock from Note on iPhone Notes App

We can make any app lock-free, Just Remove locked for Lock Enabled Note on iPhone Notes app. Follow the steps below for remove lock from the iPhone notes app.

  1. Open Notes app on the iPhone.
  2. Next, Open Locked Note, and Unlock it first. Now tap on the Share icon.
  3. Swipe up on share sheet, Tap on Remove Lock.

    Remove lock from locked note on iPhone notes app

    Remove the lock from a locked note on iPhone notes app

  4. That’s it.

Use Touch ID or Face ID on Notes app for open locked note

Open notes app from your iPhone/ iPad. Tap on View note, See below screen and adjust your finger on the home button.

  1. Open Settings app on iPhone/iPad.
  2. Scroll to Notes Option.
  3. Now, Tap on Password > Enable Face ID/Touch ID Toggle.
  4. That’s it.

The below image shows how to lock notes on iPhone,  open Notes app, Write a note or Open the existing note that you want a lock. A single tap on Top corner Sharing icon [Square box with upper arrow icon]. Find Option for lock note.

1 Lock Notes with password or Touch ID

See Below, Screen when you try to open a locked note, You need to use the password or Touch ID.

These locking methods are only specific to the Notes app and it can only be used to lock and unlock notes. Also, the same password that you have created to lock notes, will be used to unlock notes across all your iOS, and macOS devices using the same Apple ID. However, Apple doesn’t store your password on the server or any storage like iCloud or Email, so there is no way to recover a password if you have lost or forgot it. Of course, it is possible to change the password of the Notes app from the iPhone. Therefore, we recommend you to enable Touch ID/Face ID to lock notes on iPhone, so even if you forgot the password, it is possible to unlock the notes using Touch ID or Face ID.

jaysukh patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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