How to Remove a Lock from a Note on iPhone in the Notes App

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How do you get rid of the lock on a note in the Notes app on your iPhone? Luckily, it’s just as easy to remove a lock from a note as it was to add the lock. Here’s how to remove a lock from notes on the iPhone.

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  • Unlock notes that don't need to be locked any more.  
  • Unlocked notes are easier to access. 

How to Remove a Lock from Notes on iPhone

We’ve covered how to lock notes on iPhone in the Notes app, but what if you want to remove a lock? Perhaps you locked a note for a period of time but no longer need to keep it hidden. It's easy enough to remove the lock; we'll show you how. Check out our free Tip of the Day for more Notes app tutorials.

  1. Open the Notes app.

    apple notes app
  2. Find the note you want to remove a lock from, tap View Note to open it, unlock the note with Face ID, Touch ID, or the password you set.

    tap view note
  3. Tap the More icon in the upper-right corner.

    tap the more icon
  4. Tap Remove.

    tap remove to take the lock off the note

That’s all there is to it!

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