How to Tag Someone in Notes on iPhone

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Tagging someone in the Apple Notes app makes it easy to collaborate with others! You can tag someone to bring a particular section of the note to their attention and notify them of important updates. Here's how to tag someone in Notes on iPhone or iPad.

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  • Assign tasks or highlight important information by tagging related contacts.
  • Notify people of updates to the shared note content.

How to Tag Someone in a Note on iPhone or iPad

Before you can tag someone in a note, you must first share an iCloud note with the people you want to tag. Then, follow the steps below to tag someone in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Notes app.

  2. Tap Notes under the iCloud section.

  3. Select the shared note you want to edit. 

  4. Place your cursor where you would like to tag someone and type the '@' symbol. 

  5. The names of people the note is shared with will appear at the top of the keyboard. Tap the name of the person you wish to tag. 

  6. You will then see their name in color text in the note. 

Once a person has been tagged in a note, they will receive a text notification about the mention and will be able to open the note to see the latest changes and edits. Next, learn what to do if notes disappeared from your iPhone.

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. A longtime Apple enthusiast with a Bachelor's in English and Computer Science and three years of experience writing about tech, Ashleigh has written and tested hundreds of articles about devices and features within Apple's ecosystem. She specializes in iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and Mac content and has authored a 60-page in-depth guide about the Apple Maps app. Based in North Carolina, Ashleigh is often crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories and hiking when she's not working.