How to View Notes in Gallery View in the Notes App

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Apple's Notes app is a handy, native application that's one of the best note-taking apps available for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 13 and iPadOS came with new features for the Notes app, including the ability to view notes in Gallery View. Gallery View allows Notes users to see all their entries with or without visual thumbnails, making it easier to find particular notes.

Related: How to Pin a Note to the Top of Your Notes List on the iPhone & iPad

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How to See Your Notes in Gallery View:

  1. Open the Notes app.
  2. Tap Notes.

    open the notes app on iphonetap notes in the notes app
     
  3. Tap a Folder to open it, then pull down slightly on your screen.
  4. Tap the Gallery View icon to see your notes in thumbnail arrangement.

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  5. Tap Sort by Date Edited if you'd like to change the arrangement of your notes. (The sort option will not appear in the iCloud notes folder.)
  6. Now you have the option to sort your notes by Date Edited, Date Created, or Title.

    decide how you'd like the thumbnails sortedchoose gallery view sorting option

Gallery View is even more helpful when there's a photo or video attached to each note; it makes it easy to tell notes apart at a glance.

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.