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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How can I edit the keyboard shortcuts in notes

As the title says, how can I edit the shortcuts in the notes app? Right now Font Bigger is obtained by pressing together cmd and = I would like to use cmd and + instead. Is there a way to change this ...
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How to get back all notes when Notes icon disappeared or the Notes.app got deleted

My Notes icon from iPhone 6 seems to have got either accidentally deleted or somehow disappeared while it was in my pocket with keys etc. I have so many important work notes, and desperately need it. ...
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How to use MacOS Notes “Note List Search…” to search non-deleted notes only?

I use "Note List Search..." and it's great. However, it searches through deleted notes as well and I sometimes I get confused. Is there a way to search only non-deleted notes? This applies both to ...
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Why can't I airdrop my notes from my mac to my iDevice?

In Notes app I have some notes stored: On My Mac my share menu though only gives me the following choices: when I click More... AirDrop is selected and at the top! Mail and Messages shows up, but ...
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How do I restore my notes on macOS Sierra?

As mentioned in the title, I need to restore my notes from files I previously copied manually from: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes I know that may sound stupid, but I was ...
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Can I sync Notes to and from a secondary iCloud account?

I have my work iCloud account that needs to be primary for Keynote collaboration etc. But all most Notes are in my personal iCloud account. I can use my personal iCloud account for iMessages and ...
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Mac Notes App Sync Containers Having Mac Applications

I saw same two applications under "open with" menu and searching for the other instance took me to ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes/Media folder. After backing up notes, I deleted the ...
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How to import icloud notes or restore them?

After 10.3 update all of my notes just dissapeared, all my gamesaves too and other stuff. I wouldnt even care because of other stuff on icloud but notes are pretty important for me. I went to the ...
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Transferring notes into a particular folder

I added a new folder in Notes but I don't know how to transfer new or existing notes into the folder.
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Retrieving deleted text within a note on my iPhone

In my iPhone notes, I had created a "note" and had lots of text typed in there. By mistake, I deleted most of the text I had typed inside of the "note". Is there a way I can retrieve that text? I did ...
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Importing Notes from one mac to another?

I was making extensive use of Notes on a loaner laptop for work. I just got my permanent machine, and after updating from the backed up data on CrashPlan, I found my notes didn't make it over. I ...
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Notes data from external drive

I recently replaced the HDD in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro with an SSD. After doing a clean install of OS X Sierra, I wanted to get my old notes from the backup copy of my old HDD. After some research I ...
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Opening Notes of another user account in OS X EI Captain

I recently replaced my macbook's user account by changing account name from name1 to name2. Now I have to recover some very important notes that I had saved in default Notes app but unfortunately didn'...
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Shortcut to open/close sidebar in Notes app?

In Safari, you can press Cmd ⌘ ⇧ L to open/close the sidebar. When pressing this shortcut in Notes however, it creates a list. What's the shortcut in Apple's notes app to toggle the sidebar?
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How to Change Hyperlink Color in macOS Notes

The hyperlinks in Notes on macOS are essentially yellow on white, as shown in the screenshot below. I would like to change the color to any darker color to improve the contrast, but how? I have tried ...
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How to stop note to stop auto convert double qoute to inverted comma?

This is the text I want to keep in a note: gcloud compute --project "wordpress-test" instance-groups unmanaged create "instance-group-wordpress" --zone "us-central1-b" However note will always ...
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iPhone can not upload notes to iCloud

my iPhone can not upload the contents in iCloud account notes to iCloud, which means my Mac and iPad can not sync it. But the iPhone can sync the contents edited on my Mac and iPad. So that I can edit ...
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Mac Sierra, iCloud > Notes is greyed out

I recently updated to MacOS Sierra Version 10.12.2. In the System Preferences > Internet Accounts > iCloud > Notes. The Notes application is greyed out. It was working fine in El Capitan. Did someone ...
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iCloud notes not syncing from mac to iPhone

I have a mac just updated to macOS Sierra (10.12) today and an iPhone 5s just updated to 10.2 today. However, this problem occurred before the updates too. I use Notes on both devices with my iCloud ...
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Recently bought new iPhone and notes were not transferred. Trying to find old files via Time Machine

I recently bought the new iPhone 7 and backed it up via iCloud however, apparently all of the notes I had on my old phone were not saved to the cloud. (I already erased my phone so there's no going ...
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iCloud notes deleted after I turned off Notes for Mail on my iPhone

I am a writer and have (or had, rather) many valuable writings in my Notes app. However, the notes made duplicates of themselves. I read from a post online that in order to stop this, you were to turn ...
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Notes won't sync via IMAP in macOS Sierra

Recently I updated my MacBook from Mavericks to Sierra and everything is going well… except the sync of my notes. I don't want to use iCloud sync because I don't want my notes on a foreign server. Yes,...
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How to transfer Mac Yosemite Notes to Mac Sierra

I want to transfer my Notes app notes from one Macbook Pro (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5) to another (macOS Sierra 10.12.1). I've been able to transfer notes just fine from Yosemite to Yosemite before by ...
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How do I open old Notes saved on my external hard drive?

I've located the files in: ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes/ but now I am unsure how to actually open them and view the content. "Open With" Notes app does not seem to work
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How to bring back Mac Notes from external drive?

I recently erased my hard drive and installed Sierra from USB flash, to start fresh. Before doing this, I copied the main 3 files of Notes to external drive. These are: NotesV6.storedata, ...
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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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