I'm following the advice here where I want go to settings and set a password. If I do this I get

Update Notes
For the configuration of the password protection open "Notes" and update your notes. (tranlated)

What should I do here?

iOS 9.3.2 is installed. Also the is no lock note option if I tap the share button.

  • Your iOS device must have version 9.3 of iOS installed. Can you verify this?
    – IconDaemon
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:02
  • yeah 9.3.2. is installed.
    – testing
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:03
  • Mmm what happens if you open Notes, create a new note and then set a password using the Share button? (When you after this go back to Settings > Notes > Password)
    – FET
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:07
  • If I tap the share button there is no lock note button ..
    – testing
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:08
  • Mmm what about reinstalling the Update? Make a backup, and restore your iPhone, or maybe, if you wish, you may try to reset all the settings only, this won't impact your Apps data though
    – FET
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:15

1 Answer 1


On one of my updates I didn't switched to the new Notes system, where you can draw and so on (because of incompatibilities). Now I want to switch:

  1. Open Notes app.
  2. Go back to folder
  3. Tap the update button (on the top left, same height as iCloud)
  4. Tap on update now
  5. It takes some time and you see the number of notes he "converted"
  6. Styling is differently. Now you can set your password.

Be careful when updating because there are some incompatibilities (MacBook must have OS X El Capitan, problems with multiple iCloud accounts on the same phone, ...). Don't know why Apple didn't make it work with both versions.

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