How to Add Quick Note Using Your iPhone's Share Sheet

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You're browsing Safari on your iPhone, and you see a recipe or a crafting project that you want to make. Usually, you would leave Safari, open Notes, type or paste the information, and return to where you started. With iOS 16, you can now add notes from an app without switching apps, thanks to Quick Notes, a feature that previously could only be used on an iPad or Mac. Adding Quick Notes is even faster when you use the Share Sheet. We'll show you how to add Quick Note with Share Sheet. 

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Avoid switching apps when taking notes on your iPhone. 
  • Save time adding notes to a recipe or sources for an essay. 

Related: How to Customize Your iPhone Share Sheet & Favorite Apps

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How to Use Share Sheet to Add Quick Note

The menu you see when you share something on your iPhone is called a Share Sheet. You can add Quick Notes to your Share Sheet so that any time you see the Share icon, you can add that content to a Quick Note. Things you can add to Quick Notes include Safari pages, documents in your Files app, or even photos or videos.

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  1. Open an app with the content that you want to add to Quick Notes. I will be using the Photos app as an example. 

  2. Choose a photo.

  3. Tap the Share icon.

  4. Scroll down and tap Edit Actions…

  5. Under Other Actions, tap the green plus next to Add to New Quick Note.

  6. Tap Done.

  7. You will now see Add to New Quick Note in your Share Sheet!

  8. The content you selected will be added to a new Quick Note. Add any text you'd like to the Quick Note, then tap Save.

    Tap Save
  9. Your Quick Note will be minimized. You can tap on the tab on the side of your screen to open it again.

    Open Quick Note

Now you know how to make Quick Notes using Share Sheet!  

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.