In Apple’s new iOS 9.3 iPhone and iPad operating software, you can now lock private notes in the Notes app. Maybe you want to secure banking or health information or other personal data.
- Assuming this is the first time you’re using this functionality, you’ll need to set up a Notes-specific password.
- Launch settings, then go to Notes > Password
- Selecting a note you’d like to protect with a password or Touch ID.
- Tap on the share button in the upper-right hand corner.
- Select Lock Note from the list of options.
After you lock the note, don’t forget to click on the open lock icon next to the Share icon so that it’s closed. And please note that you can’t access any secured notes on non-iOS 9.3 or Mac OS X 10.11.4 devices.
The Notes app got a few other improvements, also. You can now sort notes alphabetically or by date created/edited. You can start a New Sketch with a two-finger swipe left, and you can now choose whether photos and videos gets stored only in Notes and not added to Photos. For Evernote fans, iOS 9.3 Notes now offers a way to easily import from Evernote. Just long-press on the Evernote Export file to import its contents into Notes.