How to Collaborate in Notes with iOS 10 on iPhone

How to Collaborate in Notes with iOS 10 on iPhone

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With iOS 10 on iPhone, you can collaborate in Notes with your friends. This is helpful, especially, for shared grocery or to-do lists. You can create a list of needed household items and everyone else can add the things they need to the same list. That way, when someone goes to the store, everything needed is in one place and easily checked off the list. We used this in our office when we went camping to make sure everyone brought their assigned item. You can also use collaboration in Notes in a number of different ways, limited only by your imagination and the capabilities of the app. Here’s how to collaborate in Notes with iOS 10 on iPhone.

Related: How to Sort Notes Alphabetically

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To do this, you’ll need to start a Note in the iCloud folder. This won’t work if you start a Note in the On Your iPhone folder.

  • Once you start typing in the note, you’ll see the contact icon with a plus at the top of the screen. Tap that to add people.

  • Choose how you’d like to send an invitation. I’m going to send one via Messages. You can also send them through email, Facebook, Slack, and more.

  • Enter the recipient and tap Send.

  • They’ll receive a link that allows them to open the Note on their iPhone and edit or add to it.

  • You can see who is collaborating on a note with you at any time by tapping the avatar icon at the top.

  • From there, you can add more people, copy the link to share it with others, or stop sharing to kick the other participants off the note.

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