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An application provided with the original iPhone, and made available on the Mac in Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. Used to record text notes, and can be synced using iCloud or other services.

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Moving bulk Notes off an iPhone

My partner lives in her Notes on her iPhone SE. She’s discovered that having over 800 saved Notes of various sizes has slowed down the Notes app alarmingly. She’d love to transfer all her Notes to ...
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AppleScript to guess notes app password

I accidentally set a password on my notes app and I have no idea what it could be. I was hoping to write some code to just brute force guess at it using AppleScript. I really don’t have a ton of ...
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How do I remove an imported folder from Notes.app?

I accidentally imported my entire filesystem as a folder in the Notes app on MacOS 11.3.1. Obviously, this is now causing Notes to be largely unresponsive, and frequently crash. I do not have the ...
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What's the maximum tag count supported in the notes app?

Now that iOS supports tags natively in the Notes app what's the limit on the number of tags one can create? I don't see anything mentioned in the corresponding support page Use Tags and Smart Folders ...
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How can I restore Notes from a time machine backup?

I originally had the Notes app syncing to my Google account. I changed my google password 8 months ago and never bothered to update it on my machine. Today I went to Notes/Accounts and unchecked the ...
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How can I export and important Notes stored on Gmail?

My phone has crashed and reset. my latest backup if from 2019. the only data I have left from the past two years are the notes which are stored also in Gmail. I still didn't re-install the phone and ...
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Size limit of content on a single note in Notes app

Using Notes 4.8.1 app on macOS Big Sur (and in iOS/iPadOS). 👉 What is the size limit for text content on a single note in the Notes app? I am writing page multiple pages in printed length. I wonder ...
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Notes.app iPad 15.3.1

I just updated my iPad to 15.3.1 and I see that they made this change to Notes. Anytime I open Notes I see at the bottom these three tiny windows. One of them is the open note, the other is another ...
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How do I access old unlocked notes that I forgot the password to without any ID? [closed]

Is there a way to access old notes that you forgot the password to? Without touch ID or face ID? I've tried every combo I could think of.
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How to share a scanned document from the Notes app with a shortcut

I have scanned PDFs I want to share to a shortcut to process them further. However, when sharing from the share sheet that props up when I click on the share button in the Notes app for my shortcut it ...
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How to turn off tags in the Notes app?

Is it possible to turn off the tag feature of Notes and how can I do this? If this is impossible how can I remove all my tags so this feature no longer autocompletes (requiring extra keystrokes when ...
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The "New Note" option is disabled in the Notes app in macOS 12. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I try to create a note on my MacBook Pro (Intel, 16-inch, 2019) running macOS 12.1 Monterey, the "New Note" option is disabled in both the menu bar and the application toolbar....
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Apple Notes subfolders disappearing in iCloud browser version [duplicate]

First question to the forum. Thanks ahead of time for any assistance. I believe I saw one other question asked about this same issue recently, but I felt it wasn't properly explained by the original ...
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Export notes as a (high quality) pdf

I want to export a note as a pdf, but the option "export as a pdf" in the Notes app generates a poor quality pdf. Is there some solution for this, or perhaps a third party software able to ...
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How can I access subfolders in iCloud Notes?

Hello I'm Korean iPhone user and I use Windows notebooks. Previously, I was able to see my Notes and subfolders all expanded, like this: However, on the Windows notebook it only shows the most top ...
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macOS - scanned document not showing properly in Notes.app

I was on macOS 12.1 and iOS 15.2, and scanned a document in Notes on my iPhone and it showed up on my Mac like this: The scanned doc wasn't showing a preview and didn't open when I double clicked on ...
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iCloud notes not syncing on iOS 8 on iPhone 6, but syncing on iOS 12 and iOS 15

I have 3 iPhones - iP 13 with iOS 15, iP 6 with iOS 12, iP 6 with iOS 8.1.2 (jailbroken). All are signed into my iCloud account with Notes syncing enabled. I can see my iCloud notes only on my iOS 15 ...
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Force Notes app to OCR pasted screenshots

How to force Notes app to OCR pasted screenshots to make them searchable?
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Problems with copying and pasting in Notes.app on macOS Big Sur

I have a problem with copying and pasting in Notes.app. If I select and copy text from notes in the main Notes window, I often see random snatches of text from elsewhere in the same note instead of ...
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Do edits in iPhone notes have a timestamp?

I'm trying to find proof I wrote something in a Note on a certain date. But I use this particular Note all the time and I've made many updates since the time I'm trying to prove I wrote a specific ...
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Changed user account name and now notes gone missing

I changed the name of my user account which then made a new folder on my computer for this account and I lost important notes which I now can’t or don’t know how to access. Any help would be ...
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Advanced search in Apple Notes

I have about 10k notes in Apple Notes on my MacBook and I was wondering if there is a way just to search for titles, instead of the note contents? In earlier versions of the program the results were ...
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Shortcut keyboard option not showing on iPhone

I'm looking for a "Shortcuts" option in Settings > General > Keyboard on my dad's iPhone 7+ running iOS 14, but it is not there. As far as I understood, it activates some buttons above ...
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Markup additions to iCloud synced note visible in side pane but missing in editor

The list pane preview of the iCloud-synced note below clearly shows edits (drawn in green and red) made in Markup on the ipad (iPadOS 15.0.2) but the editor on the right is missing them.
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Macbook Notes app can't access data

I was using the notes app just fine when I closed and reopened it to a pop-up message saying that it couldn't access my data. I tried reopening the app several times and restarting my computer. The ...
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iCloud - Check the storage used by Notes?

I recently created a note with some large photos (~100 MB in total) in Notes and the note is synced with iCloud. I want to check the storage used by Notes, how do I do that?
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Restore a deleted Note - no Deleted Notes folder?

I put my phone in my pocket unlocked and when I took it out again it had opened Notes, deleted my growing task list and made a new empty note. I opened Notes on my Mac, and saw the note in question, ...
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Lost iPhone notes, Gmail account

I recently migrated from an iPhone 5s to an iPhone 12 Mini on 8/30/21. I have a few Notes accounts, some of which are linked to certain gmail accounts (so within a few minutes of my writing a note on ...
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Add note to phone number without using contacts in iOS

Can the iPhone accomplish what I'm describing below? On my Android when I view recent calls I can: Tap phone number Tap i Tap add note Type a note such as "May order 1000 widgets". Now the ...
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Notes and M$ Outlook prevent using a custom keyboard layout

The included notes app and M$ Outlook switch off the custom layout I'm using automatically and switching back doesn't work (or instantly switches again?). This is extremely annoying and keyboard ...
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Unwanted Spaces in Notes app

This is a screenshot of document I made using notes. I don’t understand why is there space between the text and figure because while writing I wrote just below it.
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Alternative to Apple Notes that uses the Notes database?

Is there an alternative app to Notes on Mac that still uses the Notes database? In other words, is there an app that provides a better different front end than Notes but still stores and reads from ...
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Does Mac Notes always pull all notes from iCloud?

I've always tried keeping offline backups of all cloud services over the years, like my calendars, contacts, notes, etc. With iCloud stuff, specifically Notes, it's not so easy - there is no export or ...
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Reminders: prevent app quit on CMD+W

I'm used to closing only the open windows when pressing CMD+W. However, when all Reminders windows are closed, the application itself quits. How to prevent this behavior?
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Siri Keeps Trying to Redirect Me to Asana When I Edit a Note

Having trouble with Siri. It keeps thinking that editing a note (from the default Notes app) somehow involves the Asana app: Me: "Siri, edit note" Siri: "What would you like it to say?...
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Notes can't be opened right now

Today my Mac got stuck while i was playing some video so i had to hold the power button to do hard restart, and then i started noticing that the Notes app stopped working. It is not loading the notes. ...
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Notes app on macOS spins forever when trying to sync with iCloud

MacOS 10.14 A few days ago the Notes app stopped syncing with iCloud. New messages and changes to old ones no longer appeared on my Mac. I went into iCloud Preferences, turned off Notes, and then all ...
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Multiple tabs in apple notes

is there a way to open multiple notes in apple notes at the same time. It is the app I use for note taking at the moment (I keep changing but recently I've been using apple's default apps) and if I ...
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Get the contents of a note from Apple Notes programmatically [duplicate]

I want to get the contents of a note from Apple Notes programmatically. Any solutions?
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Arrow Key Navigation on iPad External Keyboard Sometimes Causes Cursor to Jump

The Problem I am using a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard with a 7th generation iPad (iPadOS 14.6) and I often notice that when I am navigating a body of text I have typed (e.g. in the Notes or ...
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Notes not appearing on PDF when reopened

I bought my first MacBook Air and am having trouble with the Preview app. I am reading a PDF and have highlighted some important phrases and added notes(or memos) for future references. So here is ...
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Why Notes app use a lot of resource/energy?

I use macOS Big Sur on my MacBook Pro early 2015. Usually, I very rarely open the Notes app, I just using it for copy-paste only, maybe 4-10 times or 2-5 minutes in every 12 hours, but usually I ...
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Apple Notes: Could someone help write a script for me that opens Notes.app, creates blank new note, opens note in sep window, bring to front?

The kind of shortcut I'm looking for is essentially: double-click an icon on right screen, launch "NEW NOTE", POP it to FRONT, so I can immediately begin typing or paste my selection into. I'...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut to strikethrough text in the Notes app?

Since Apple decided to give us shortcuts for all the text options except strikethrough, how can we do this with one keyboard stroke? I saw some other solutions, but I want my Cmd+Shift+x shortcut back!...
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Sharing an iPhone Notes Folder, it disappears from Mac Notes and from iCloud Notes. Why? How do I share Notes without hiding them from myself?

Notes seems to work well for syncing my own notes with myself between my iPhone and my Mac. But when I go to do something simple with someone else, like sharing a shopping list with my wife, it breaks....
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Is there a way to prevent apps from disappearing after clicking on a different app?

I have an issue with my MacOS where if I have two apps say chrome and notes, and I try to click on the chrome app the notes app would disappear and go into the background. Is there a way to prevent ...
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Shared note folders not visible in icloud notes

As soon as one shares a folder in Apple's notes app, be it in the web version or in any of the apps, the folder vanishs from the web version. So the question is: How can one view shared folders on the ...
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Possible to create a blockquote in Apple Notes?

I'm using Apple Notes for lots of things lately (especially after discovering the Safari note taking workflow described here). Often I want to indicate a section is a quote, much like I can with ...
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Is there a way to create a shortcut in Finder to an Apple Note?

I like to use Apple Notes to organize details and checklists for my projects — it's very convenient. However, it would be more convenient if I could access a project note directly from the project ...
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Stop Apple Notes in iPad auto creating unnecessary hyperlink on handwritten text

This is happening sometimes when I start drawing on ipad notes
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