How to Add a Table to Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone

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With each new iOS, Apple improves the once barely adequate Notes app. Now, it’s a bona fide note-taking app with lots of features. With iOS 11, the list of features grows with the ability to add tables to a note now possible. Making a table in the Notes app can be helpful for creating various items. For example, you could use one to keep an easy tally of your expenses. Here’s how to add a table to Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone.

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How to Add a Table to Notes with iOS 11

  • Open the Notes app.
  • Create a new note or open an existing one.
  • If not in edit mode, tap the screen to edit the note.
  • Above your keyboard, there will be a row of icons. The first icon on the left looks like a small table. Tap on it.
  • Tap within a cell of the table to add text.
  • At the top and on the left side of the table are two small icons with three dots. Tap on the top icon to add or delete a column. Tap on the left icon to add or delete a row.
  • When you have text within a cell of the table, tapping the icons on the top and bottom will also give you styling options as well as the ability to cut or copy the text.
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