Lock Notes app in iOS with Face ID

January 5, 2022

Although it’s not a foolproof safeguard, you can lock Notes in iOS with Face ID and make it impossible for others to read your notes without your permission. So, whether you just got a new iPhone or simply want to add an additional layer of protection to your notes, give Face ID a good start with this trick.

Lock Notes with Face ID

How to Lock Notes on iPhone?

Anything that's important to you in your personal and professional life should be less known to others. Fortunately, the tech tools these days offer many options like Face ID lock that can take your iPhone security a step further. Learn how to use it to Lock Notes on iPhone.

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  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Notes, then tap Password.
  3. Enter a password, then give yourself a password hint.
  4. Enable Face ID or Touch ID.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Open Notes and go to a note that you want to lock.
  7. Hit the More button, choose Lock.
  8. Enter a password, then give yourself a password hint.
  9. Enable Face ID or Touch ID.
  10. Tap Done.

Thus, if you store your personal data, like financial details, medical information, or website logins in the Notes app on iPhone, it makes sense to lock them with Face ID, or Touch ID. Yes, you can either set up Face ID or Touch ID for convenient access to private material. Let’s cover the above steps in a bit more detail!

How do I lock my notes on my iPhone with Face ID?

Notes Password
Notes Password

We’ll begin by creating a password in Settings. Go to your iPhone Settings, scroll down to the Notes heading and then, select Password. (If you have multiple accounts, tap the account that you want to create a password for).

Use Face ID
Use Face ID

Enter a password of your choice. Do not forget to add a password hint. Then, depending on the option your device supports, enable Face ID or Touch ID.

Hit the Done button upon finishing.

Now, open the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad and tap the More button (visible in the upper-right corner of the Notes app screen).

Lock Notes Option
Lock Notes Option

In the window that pops up, tap the Lock option (colored in purple) to lock the note.

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Enter Password
Enter Password

When prompted, enter the password and hit the Ok button.

Lock Notes
Lock Notes

Instantly, you should see a message reading – Do you want to allow Notes to use Face ID? Use Face ID to view and manage locked notes.

Hit the Ok button to confirm your action.

View Note iOS
View Note iOS

The note should be locked. To view it, use your Face ID. You may also be prompted periodically to enter your Notes password. So, it’s essential to enter a password hint when you add a password. The hint appears after two unsuccessful attempts to enter the password.

Hope it helps!

Source - Apple.

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