Questions tagged [notes.app]

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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“On my phone” Account option greyed in notes app - os10

I have a brandnew iphone SE with ios10 on it. I previously owned an iphone 5s with ios8, and when I pluged my new SE I did a "restore from backup". But since then, I cannot access the "On my iphone" ...
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How to stop photos taken in Notes being saved in Photo library?

I mostly work with Notes app in iOS and every time when I capture an image from Note app specific camera, it saves in Photo library. So after making a note I have to delete few images every time to ...
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How to import notes to iPhone

I have an iPhone 6S running 10.1.1 and I have some notes to import to my device. I don't know how to do that. Any help would be appreciated.
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Why does Notes only show a sub-set of the Share extensions enabled on my Mac?

I'm really enjoying the new version of Notes.app, now that I can set the text size to something I can read. But one aspect continues to bug me, and maybe it's some setting I haven't found. The first ...
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Notes.app versioning

I wanted to duplicate a note and remove some of the texts. But I forgot to duplicate the note. So I did remove most of my writings accidentally. Closed to app and when I went back on it I saw the ...
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What is Notes.app's iCloud notes database location(s) for recovery (El Capitan)?

I lost a note from the Notes.app and need to recover it. I have the entire content of my HD backed up (both online and with TimeMachine) so I thought it'd be easy. However, I can't find up-to-date ...
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Can I use a Time Machine backup to recover deleted Notes that were stored in iCloud?

I removed the Notes app from my iPhone and thereby lost all the notes that had been stored in iCloud. (Stupid, I know.) I have a Time Machine backup from shortly before I lost the notes. I've tried ...
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Can't disable 'Check spelling while typing' in 'Notes' in OSX El Capitan 10.11.6

This is driving me crazy. In 'Notes', with a note text open/active, I uncheck 'Edit->Spelling and Grammar->Check spelling while typing'. Now the red underlines disappear from words believed to be ...
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Mavericks Notes not compatible with IOS 10 Notes?

2010 MacBook Pro on Mavericks, Notes are not syncing with Notes on iPhone 5s on ios10. Is there a compatibility problem? I have tried all the usual remedies without success.
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How can I clean up old notes left in my Gmail account by notes.app?

I keep my Notes.app notes synced with my Gmail account. In Gmail, I can see all my current notes in the Notes label and associated sublabels. I can also see many older versions of current notes, and ...
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Notes app not showing collaborative edit option

I don't remember exactly the sequence of events, but I tried to update stock apps like Notes, Numbers, and Garage Band first before updating to iOS 10. Now I am using iOS 10 smoothly but just noticed ...
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Are locked notes in the Notes.app are encrypted on the local host?

Anyone has a clue? I know they are encrypted on the servers, but I would like to know if they are also particularly encrypted on my machine. Thanks!
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Notes missing after upgrade to iOS 10

I just upgraded my iPhone 6 to IOS 10 and half of my notes are missing. I have a few notes under the cloud, gmail, and my phone but nothing is showing up under my email (not sure if notes were ever ...
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Why can't I move notes from my “On My iPhone” to iCloud?

I have an iPhone SE running iOS 9.3.3. I use the Notes app extensively to share between my iMac running Mavericks, and my phone and iPads. Recently I accidentally moved 4 notes from iCloud, to the ...
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Notes on MacOS Sierra

I just upgraded to MacOS Sierra and I lost a week-long of notes in Notes. It happened, after I restored a backup from a week ago and then installed Sierra. All my notes sync with iCloud, but there ...
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Sync Apple notes app on MacBook to Android

I recently got an Android phone, and I wanted to know how to sync Apple Notes to Google Keep. I have added my Gmail account to the Apple Notes app, but I don't see the notes showing up in Google Keep. ...
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Search results in Notes on macOS always empty

No matter the search term, the search results in the Notes app on macOS are always empty: This has been going on for a while. On iOS, the same searches work fine. I have tried turning off iCloud, ...
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search Apple Notes -> jump or highlight position where match search term in note

I search all my notes for "fix". Apple Notes shows all notes where "fix" is matched. When I click on one match "19/06/16 Howto fix replicati..." I have problems finding the term fix in this big note ...
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iCloud sync of my note deleted some parts by itself

I am using Notes (the stock app) on my iPhone and on my Mac, synced throught iCloud. I have a note where I put some brainstorming in. Sometimes I add stuff on my Mac, and sometimes I add to it on my ...
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Organizing and tagging plain text notes (macOS and iOS)

For the last 5 years, I've been using a fork of Notation Velocity called nvALT 2. Truly a fantastic app. Some of the benefits: plain text/markdown. So I can sync the data folder via dropbox and have ...
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Makes notes on a mac which contains source code

I love the notes app on the mac. One problem I face is that if I am making notes on the app and try to put some source code in it. the notes app completely screws up the formatting. It will mess up ...
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Can't enable password protection in Notes app

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. (...
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Sync Apple Notes to OneNote online?

Question title pretty much says it all. My wife just started working for a company that uses Office 365 online. When she is using a work computer, she logs in to her Microsoft Exchange Mail, ...
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Change Zoom of Notes.app

I have a 2011 15" MacBook Pro with a higher resolution display (1680 x 1050), an option that was offered back then. Unfortunately, in many of the Apple apps the default 100% zoom level displays normal ...
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Is there any reason a really old iPhone 4 would fail to backup notes?

I was just looking at an iPhone 4 from one of my users, and I was unable to turn on the backup for notes because it says that I'm not using an iCloud email address. The user in question already has ...
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Is there any way to recover a deleted Notes.app note that was deleted from the “Recently Deleted” folder?

I created a note on my Macbook. I opened the note on my iPhone. The note was accidentally trashed on my iPhone. Once this note was deleted, it was accidentally deleted again from the "Recently Deleted"...
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How to enable iCloud Notes on my Mac?

In Internet Accounts, I see my iCloud account alright, but under it, "Notes" is not checked, and I cannot change that (the whole UI element is disabled): I tried re-entering iCloud password several ...
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Adding newline to lists inside Notes app

When I'm typing a list, I very often want additional newlines between some (or all) of the items to provide some clearer separation. In many apps that allow lists, you can type Alt+Enter or Command+...
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Notes app search is not finding some notes

I am using my notes app on OSX 10.11.5 and iOS 8. For the most part, things are working, but I am noticing that many of my older notes are not searchable. When I type something in the search box, ...
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iPhone 4 syncing to old version of iCloud Notes, even after reset and on different Apple IDs!

This is a weird one. I bricked my current iPhone with a quick spin through the washing machine, so I dug out my old iPhone 4 to use in the interim before I get a replacement. I deleted all the ...
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Notes loss caused by email-account deletion

I got a new Macbook yesterday, so I was trying to configure an email account. At the same time, I recorded some important notes in the "Notes", which were automatically bound to this email account by ...
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iCloud sign out lost note recovery

Bit of a long shot, I was connected to iCloud on my work mac and created some notes. Connecting to iCloud then became no longer allowed on my work proxy so I got a message to sign out. When I signed ...
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How can I move my notes from one folder (gmail) to another (iCloud)?

I use Notes on my iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. Of late, the gmail syncing has been unreliable. I want to move all my gmails notes to the iCloud folder. There doesn't seem to be a way to 'move' a ...
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Can I lock my notes with my OS X device?

With the most recent iOS update, Apple gave users the power to lock notes on their iOS device. Is this feature also available on OS X after the 10.11.4 update, and, if so, how do I use it? Or do I ...
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How to enable password lock on Notes in iOS 9.3?

I recently got iOS 9.3 for my iPhone, but I'm not finding an obvious way to password-lock my Notes. This feature was advertised by Apple as part of the iOS 9.3 package, but is it only available for ...
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Find text in Notes app on iPad Pro

Is it possible to search for text in the Notes app on an iPad Pro? The closest I have gotten is the search field to the left of the Home screen, but that does not find the fifth occurrence of that ...
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I can't find Notes on iCloud

I had an iPhone 5c, backed up to the computer. Then I also backed up my new iPhone 6s Plus. Everything restored to my new iPhone except my Notes. I can't find them on iCloud, or on the computer ...
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Recover Notes from TimeMachine

I have deleted an information in a note I need to recover. The note is purely local (not synched in the cloud or on any other device). I'm using Mac OS X El Capitan V10.11.3 and the Apple app "Notes" ...
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Notes has Google Notes. But Google has no such service. Where are they stored?

If you go to System Preferences -> Internet Accounts and add a Google account, you can see Google has Notes. If you open Notes (OS X app), it somehow retrieves the notes I had put long long time ago ...
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Notes lost on iCloud

Took my iPad & iPhone to Apple Store for numerous problems. They backed both up to the cloud, showed me everything was there; including my notes which are my entire business. I make organic soaps &...
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How can I save iOS Notes that maintain remain formatted?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.4.1. I have many Notes that are formatted using bold, italics, carriage returns, etc. How can I save these Notes off to my Windows laptop via iTunes or some third-...
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Notes.app asks to verify a certificate each time I start it

Every time I open Notes.app on El Capitan, I get a popup asking me to verify a certificate. The certificate is about one of the websites I manage, but I don't get why it asks about it when I open ...
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Notes script to access notes in specific folder?

I have tested this Notes export script (https://github.com/alexwlchan/notes-export/blob/master/notes-export.scpt). It seems to work, but the issue is that I want to specify a specific Notes folder to ...
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How can I preserve indentation in Notes.app on OS X?

Suppose I've got a text formatted like this: To do: To buy: milk I would like the Notes app to keep the indentation level as I enter a new line: To do: To buy: milk ...
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Sync Google Keep to Apple Notes

I have an Android phone with a lot of notes in Google Keep. Is there an easy way to sync all my notes to my Mac so I can add, delete, and modify notes on both devices? (I've seen some paid apps, but I'...
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Lost all previous notes after upgrade to El Capitan

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan (MacBook Pro, Late 2011, 16GB RAM) and the Notes app is gone! All the notes for 3 years and the App. I've spent hours on the phone with Apple techs, but it is ...
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Why were my notes deleted when I permanently deleted emails on gmail site

Why were my notes deleted when I permanently deleted my emails from gmail account. Can I get my notes recovered? My notes on Apple phone were lynced to Mac I am told.? Can you help
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Pencil by FiftyThree – Work with Apple Notes.app in iOS 9?

Does the Pencil by FiftyThree work with the new drawing features in Apple’s Notes app in iOS 9? Apple Notes app is not listed on their list of compatible apps. The vendor offers a software ...
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Copy and Store notes on iCloud and device

I have all my notes now stored on my iCloud but I also wish to copy and store them on my device. Can I do this?
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How can I force an index of all the Apple notes? [duplicate]

Copied all my local notes to Apple's iCloud notes. It's been a few days and they haven't indexed yet. I found if I edit a notes file then it gets indexed. I don't want to edit all my notes apps as ...