How to Pin a Note to the Top of Your Notes List on the iPhone & iPad (2022)

Learn how to pin notes on your iPhone or iPad to quickly save your most important notes to the top of the list.

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In Apple's native Notes app for iPhone and iPad, you can designate a note to always appear at the top of your list under the Pinned tab. This is helpful if there’s a note you consistently refer to, such as the one you use for grocery shopping every week. You can also pin multiple notes to the top of your list. Here’s how to pin a note to the top of your Notes list on the iPhone.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Keep your most important lists and notes at the very top of the Notes app.
  • Quickly pin and unpin notes with one simple swipe.

How to Pin Notes in the Notes App

It's really easy to pin and unpin notes. For more tips on how to use your Apple device, be sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter. To pin a note to the top of your list in the Notes app:

  1. Open the Notes app.

    Open the Notes app.
  2. Find the note you want to pin to the top of your list.

    Find the note you want to pin to the top of your list.
  3. Swipe all the way to the right on the note; It will automatically pin to the top.

    Swipe all the way to the right on the note; It will automatically pin to the top
  4. Alternatively, you can tap the Pin icon when it appears.

    Alternatively, you can tap the Pin icon when it appears.
  5. That note will be moved to the top of your list and will appear under Pinned.

    That note will be moved to the top of your list and will appear under the heading.

To remove a note from your Pinned notes, swipe right and tap the orange box again. That's how easy this tip is. And it's so useful if you love the Notes app as much as I do. Personally, I keep my important work notes pinned to the top, as well as my weekly to-do lists, which I change out every week with a simple swipe. Try it for yourself!

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