How to Share a Note on iPhone to Get Things Done Together (2023)

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Can you share notes on iPhone? Absolutely! With your iPad or iPhone Notes app, you can share notes with friends, family, and coworkers, giving them access to edit and add their own thoughts. Read on to learn how to create a shared note in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

Related: iPhone Notes Disappeared? Troubleshooting the iPhone Notes App

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Start a group collaboration for school, work, or family projects. 
  • Easily add or remove new group participants to the shared note.

How To Share Notes on iPhone or iPad

To do this, you’ll need to start a note in the iCloud folder. This tip will not work if you start a note in the On Your iPhone folder. If you do not have iCloud enabled for Notes, open Settings, tap your name, select iCloud, and tap the toggle next to Notes. For other great productivity tips for iPhone, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter! Now, here's how to share notes on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Notes app.

  2. Select the Notes folder in the iCloud section.

  3. Start a new iCloud note or tap to open an existing note. 

  4. Tap the more icon

  5. Tap Share Note

  6. Choose how you’d like to send an invitation. I’m going to send one via Messages.

  7. Type in the names of the people you'd like to share the note with. 

  8. Tap the send arrow. Recipients will receive a link that allows them to open the note on their iPhone and edit or add to it.

  9. To see recent changes or who is collaborating with you on a note, tap the Add People icon at the top.

  10. From here, you can tap Show All Activity to view recent changes made by other collaborators.

  11. You can also tap Manage Shared Note to add or remove collaborators at any time. 

That's all there is to it! Now you and your collaborators can make changes and add any needed updates to a shared note on iPhone. Next, learn how to lock your Notes to keep them safe from prying eyes.

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