How to Lock Notes with Touch ID/ Face ID on iPhone?.
The Notes app is a great way to quickly jot down your thoughts, important information and even the secrets of Dear Diary. If prying eyes bother you looking at your iPhone and reading personal notes, you can set a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID for individual notes and keep them safe. Let’s see how.
Lock notes on iPhone
Although the lock feature has been around in Notes for a while, it was not easy to access. With the release of iOS 14, accessing it just got a lot easier, and if you’re not already using iOS 14, you can follow this guide to get started. After installing and running the latest software, open the Settings app and scroll down to find the Notes app.
In the Notes app settings, tap Password to set up the lock function. You will be prompted to set a password, add a password, and provide a hint. The Notes app password may be different from your iPhone’s password, and you can also enable Touch ID / Face ID by enabling it. Click Finish and your password is now active.
Now go to the Notes app and create a new note. Click the options button (three dots) at the top. You can also apply the lock to your existing notes.
Just press the lock button to lock the note and it is password protected.
Keep your notes on iPhone
Locked notes will still sync with other devices via iCloud and appear as locked. You can access these notes on your iPad and Mac simply by entering your Notes password. If you don’t want your notes to sync with other devices, you can go to Settings Notes Enable Account on My iPhone. This will create a separate section labeled â€œOn My iPhone,â€ and each note you create in it will remain on your iPhone.
It was a quick way to password-lock a Notes application. While this is a great addition, it has a few minor bugs. For example, when you unlock one note with Touch ID, it will unlock all locked notes, and there is no way to customize it for each individual note. What do you think of this new feature? Let me know in the comments below or drop me a line on Twitter.
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