How to Access Your Quick Notes on iPhone with iOS 16

Although Quick Notes has been on iPad for a while, it's finally come to iPhone with iOS 16. We'll show you exactly how to access and use Quick Notes on your device!

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Quick Notes has been a really useful feature on iPad for some time. But now that the feature has come to iPhone as well, the feature has really become even better. While accessing your Quick Notes on the iPad and the iPhone are slightly different, there is a universal way to get to Quick Notes on all your devices. I'll walk you through how.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Learn how to use Quick Notes on your iPhone to jot down ideas as quickly as they come.
  • Gain access to your Quick Notes with ease so you never have to search for them again.

How to Access Apple Quick Notes

There is more than one way to access your Quick Notes, but first, I'll walk you through the way that is universal across devices. If you like tips like this about how to use your Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day! Before trying this on your iPhone, make sure that you have updated to iOS 16. Here's how to find your Quick Notes.

  1. On your device, open the Notes app.

    On your device, open the Notes app.
  2. Tap the arrow in the top left until your return to Folders.

    Tap the arrow in the top left until your return to Folders.
  3. At the top, you should see your Quick Notes folder. Tap it to access a Quick Note.

    At the top, you should see your Quick Notes folder. Tap it to access a Quick Note.

And that's the simplest way to access your Quick Notes. You can access Quick Notes this way on all of your devices. However, for additional tricks on how to get to Quick Notes, keep reading!

Access Quick Notes on iPhone Control Center

If you don't already have Quick Notes in your iPhone's Control Center, here's how you do it.

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.

    On your iPhone, open Settings.
  2. Tap Control Center.

    Tap Control Center.
  3. Tap the green plus next to Quick Note.

    Tap the green plus next to Quick Note.
  4. Now, return to your Home Screen and swipe down from the top right.

    Now, return to your home screen and swipe down from the top right.
  5. Tap the new Quick Note button.

    Tap the new Quick Note button.

And that's how to use Quick Notes and easily access them on your iPhone! I love how convenient Quick Notes is and I often find myself jotting down things I would normally forget because it's just so quick and handy in the moment. You can also find out how to use Quick Notes on your iPad.

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life, a published poet, and a longtime Apple enthusiast. Before graduating in the spring of 2021 with her Master’s degree in Literature, specializing in early 20th-century American and British Modernism, she was a college writing tutor and University English professor. Her latest piece, "Temporizing: Self Portrait" can be found in the Winter '21 edition of New Note Poetry. Although an enthusiastic traveler, you can most often find Rachel curled up under a blanket with a glass of red wine, reading a book with her cat Blue in Charlotte, North Carolina.