How to Lock all Your Notes at Once

We recently did a tip on how to password protect your notes. This feature was added with iOS 9.3. If you haven’t already set up password protect for notes, you’ll need to check out that tip and set it up first. You may have noticed that unlocking one note unlocks all your notes. Here’s how to lock all of your notes at once.

  • Set up password protection with this tip if you haven't already. 

  • From the tip above, you know you have to lock each individual note you want protected. Once you’ve set multiple notes to lock, it’d be a pain to have to unlock and relock each one every time you view it.

  • However, when you unlock one note, you unlock them all.

  • To easily lock all of you notes again, tap Lock Now at the very bottom of the screen.

Your notes will also automatically relock if you lock your phone by pressing the Sleep/Wake button, wait for a while (about 15 minutes), or close the app out by double tapping Home and swiping up.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.