Apple recently released iOS 9.3 update for iPhone and iPad models. The new version brings some all-new features, and its ability to password-protect Notes is one of the most significant ones. It allows you to protect your valuable notes directly by using either a password or by your fingerprint. But how it’s possible? We are explaining this in detail right here.
To enable password protection in the Notes app, you firstly need to download iOS 9.3 on your iPhone or iPad. Once the new update is installed, you’ll be provided with a preloaded option.
Set up password or Touch ID fingerprint access for Notes app on iOS
Apple has provided password protection as an intrinsic feature on its Notes app. Below are the steps to let you quickly the use of new update to secure your information.
Step 1: Go to ‘Notes’ from the Settings app on your iOS 9.3 running iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Tap ‘Password’ to enter your password along with a hint. You can also enable ‘Use Touch ID’ option after adding your password to lock your notes in an even advanced and more secure manner.
Step 3: Now hit ‘Done’ from the top-right side of the screen to confirm your details.
Password protect your Notes
After you’ve successfully enabled the new protection layer, you can password-protect your precious and valuable notes directly from the upgraded Notes app. You have to follow the steps below to secure your records.
Step 1: Go to one of your existing notes, or create a new, which you want to protect on the Notes app.
Step 2: Tap the sharing button from the top-right corner and then choose ‘Lock Note’ option.
Step 3: Now you just need to enter your password to make that notes protected. If you haven’t yet completed password protection, tapping the new option will take you to the Settings app to let you add your password or enable Touch ID sensor.
As the Notes app uses iCloud to sync information on the go, your notes will carry the same password on all the devices that use the same iCloud account. This means that the new addition allows you to protect your notes on multiple devices.
Locked notes on your iPhone or iPad won’t be visible unless you enter your password or use your fingerprint. However, there are some notable flaws.
Firstly, the first line of the locked notes is readable right from the Notes app. Secondly, one can delete your password-protected notes even without using the required password.
Apple might release another update soon to fix the issues. But in the meanwhile, you can follow the above steps to at least add some security to your notes.