Forgot Your Notes App Password? Here's How to Reset Your Notes App Passcode

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If you forgot your Notes password, then you’ll need to reset your password in order to lock and unlock 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 to reset your password if you already know it. Read on to learn how to reset a password for the Notes app.

Related: How to Write Notes Directly from the Lock Screen on Your iPhone

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How to Reset Your Password for the Notes App on Your iPhone & iPad

We've written a lot of tips about passwords, including how to lock notes and what to do if you forgot your Apple ID password, and how to do an iCloud password reset. Now, let's go over what to do if you forgot your Notes app password. You can reset that password and get back into your locked notes by following the steps below. For more great information about your Apple device passwords, check out our free Tip of the Day.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Notes.

    iphone settings appnotes app settings
  3. Tap Password.
  4. Tap iCloud.

    tap passwordtap icloud
  5. Tap Reset Password to continue.
  6. Enter your Apple ID password, then tap OK.
  7. Tap Reset Password again.

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

     enter your new password
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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.