How to Reset Your Forgotten Notes App Password

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If you’ve forgotten your Notes password, then you’ll need to reset your password in order to lock your notes. To reset your Notes password, you’ll need to navigate to the Notes section of the Settings app and log in with your Apple ID. This is also how you change a Notes app password that you already know. Read on to learn how to reset a forgotten Notes password.

To Reset Your Notes Password:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Notes.
  3. Tap Password.


     
  4. Tap Reset Password.


     
  5. Enter your Apple ID password and tap OK.
  6. Tap Reset Password to continue.


     
  7. Enter a new Password. Repeat that password under Verify, then create a hint in case you forget your password in the future.
  8. Toggle Face ID or Touch ID to the on position, then tap Done.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.