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How to Password Protect a Note
Keep confidential information away from prying eyes.

With iOS 9, the Notes App that comes with your Apple device got some major upgrades. One of those upgrades is the ability to password protect a note.

Since you can also save pictures in notes, I plan to keep a picture of my drivers license and passport in a password protected note, in case I need them when traveling.

Here's how to password protect a note:

Step 1 - Select a note you'd like to protect with a password or Touch ID and select the Share button in the upper right corner.

Step 2 - Select 'Lock Note' in the sharing options

Step 3 - Add a password and enable Touch ID

You can now access your note by entering your password or using Touch ID.

Saving this type of note in iCloud ensures you'll be able to access it even if your device is lost or stolen.

Having trouble?

  • If you can't see the Notes options that allow you to insert a photo, try turning iCloud notes on and off by going to Settings > iCloud > Notes.
  • If you don't have the sharing option of 'Lock Note', make sure you have selected to upgrade. When you open the Notes App you'll see the "Upgrade" text on the top right.
  • Also try turning on and off your device.

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