Before Apple launched iOS 16, you could possibly lock notes in the iPhone’s Notes app. You will click the lock button and set a password and your note would be secure. Just that the problem was, though, that this password was separate to your iPhone unlock passcode and could be anything you like. As a result, issues arose if you ever forgot the password to that specific note.
All thanks to iOS 16 now, iPhone users can lock notes using their main unlock passcode and/or Face ID. It’s very useful and means you don’t have to stress about remembering yet another password, so your embarrassing poetry can stay private.
How to lock notes with Face ID on iPhone
1. Launch the Notes app and choose a note without a lock, or create a new note. Tap the three dots icon in the top right corner.
2. Click Lock.
3. You’ll receive a pop up asking whether you want to switch to device passcode for locking notes. Click Use iPhone Passcode.
4. If you have multiple Apple devices which aren’t compatible with these changes, you’ll receive a warning telling you which devices your passcode locked notes will not be available on. Make a note of these and then click continue.
5. You’ll receive a prompt to tell you that your Locked Notes have been updated to your Device Passcode. Click OK.
Now you don’t need to worry about shedding or forgetting passwords to your notes. You’ll be able to see your high secret recipe concepts all the time without ever risking them being seen or stolen.