Accidentally pressed the backspace button while selecting the contents and wished you hadn’t? If yes, knowing how to invoke undo in the Notes app can make all the difference in having that last chance to recover it. That’s because it’s not easy to figure out how to undo text in iOS’ Notes app for iPhone and iPad, but once we’ll uncover that secret you’ll find it very easy.
How to invoke Undo in Notes App on iPhone?
Things can go from bad to worse in an instant if you accidentally delete the paragraph you worked so hard for or overwrite a chunk of text. However, if you know how to undo in Notes app, you can recover the lost material quickly. Here’s how it’s done!
- Shake to undo.
- Use the Marker Tool.
- Use 3 finger presses.
Please note that the above 3 methods only work for the text you have just finished typing.
How to undo notes on iPhone?
Apart from reversing the changes done accidentally, the UNDO feature in Notes also serves an important function – quickly undo mistakes instead of pressing the delete or backspace button over and over on long sections of text.
1] Shake to undo
If you’ve deleted long sections of text by mistake, just give your iPhone or iPad a quick physical shake. The action invokes the Undo Typing prompt. Hit the Undo button to reverse the change. It’s the simplest method but relatively unknown.
2] Use the Marker tool
Under the Notes screen, tap the ‘+’ icon as shown in the screenshot above.
Next, choose the Marker tool.
This should immediately bring up the Undo icon at the top of the screen. Select it to recover the lost material.
3] Use 3 finger presses
To restore the portion of text or paragraph you removed, simply long-press and hold 3 fingers over an empty area on the screen. The Undo icon should become visible at the top, alongside other options. Use it to add the text again.
That’s how you can invoke or access the Undo option in the Notes app when it is not visible readily.
Hope that makes sense!