How to Sort Notes Alphabetically on Your iPhone or iPad

How to Sort Notes Alphabetically

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By default, the Notes app sorts your notes by most recently updated. Even if you created a note years ago, if you edit that note it will appear at the top of the list afterward. This can be helpful, but very unorganized. However, you can easily sort your notes alphabetically by changing your settings. Your notes will then be sorted according to either the title or first line (if the note doesn't have a title). If you’re better at remembering the beginning of your note or the title of your note, this is a great option for easier organization in the Notes app. Here’s how to sort Notes alphabetically.

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To do this:

  • Open Settings.

  • Tap Notes.

  • Select Sort Notes By.

  • Choose Title.

Choosing title will sort your Notes alphabetically. You can also select Date Created if you’d rather have all your notes sorted by the day each was started.

 
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