How to Reset Notes Password on iPhone/iPad Easily

Would you like to change your Notes password? Get all information about how to reset Notes password on iPhone/iPad/Mac through the article below.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2021

As information security becomes increasingly important nowadays, we often use passwords to protect our privacy. On Apple devices, we can lock our notes with passwords in the Notes app so that their contents are hidden. It’s a very important security measure that you can take to protect your information.

However, as we create more and more passwords, we tend to forget some of them at certain times. What if you forget the password you use for your Notes app? Would you still be able to reset the password? The answer is YES and you can find out how in the article below!

Also ReadHow to Transfer Notes from iPhone to iPhone >

How to Reset Notes Password on iPhone/iPad

Here’s what you should do if you forget your Notes password and want to reset it on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Go to Settings and then go to Notes.
  2. Tap “Password”.
  3. Select the account for which you wish to reset the password.

    How to Reset Note Password on iPhone/iPad

    How to Reset Note Password on iPhone/iPad

  4. Tap “Reset Password”.
  5. When prompted, enter your device passcode.

    Tap on Reset Password

    Tap on Reset Password

  6. Your device will ask you to confirm your intent to reset the password. Tap “Reset Password” again if you’re sure you want to change the password for Notes from now on*.
  7. Enter your new password in the “Password” and “Verify” sections. You can also create a Hint to remind you of which password you have chosen. It’s highly recommended that you write down a hint. Otherwise, if you forget your password, you won’t be able to access your locked notes.
  8. Once finished, tap Done.

    Enter Your New Password

    Enter Your New Password

Once you select “Reset Password” in step 6, your old Notes password will be removed even if you choose to cancel in the following steps. So if you’re not sure whether you want to reset your password yet, select “Cancel” in this step.

Now you’ve successfully reset the Notes password on your iPhone or iPad.

Further ReadingHow to Fix iPhone Notes Disappeared After iOS 14/13 Update >

How to Reset Notes Password on Your Mac

What about resetting Notes password on your Mac? Please follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Notes app.
  2. In the menu bar, click on Notes, and then click on Preferences.
  3. A new window will pop up. Click on Reset Password and then click on OK.

    How to Reset/Change Note Password on Mac

    How to Reset/Change Note Password on Mac

  4. Click on “Reset Password” to confirm your intent to reset the password.
  5. Enter your new password in the “Password” and “Verify” sections. You can also create a Password Hint to remind you of which password you have chosen.
  6. Once finished, click on “Set Password”.

    Click on Set Password

    Click on Set Password

Once you select “Reset Password” in step 4, your old Notes password will be removed even if you choose to cancel in the following steps. So if you’re not sure whether you want to reset your password yet, select “Cancel” in this step.

If you accidentally delete the notes on your iPhone, don’t worry, here is the solution for you to Recover Deleted Notes on your iPhone.

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iPhone Notes password reset not working?

If you see the “Reset Password” option on your iPhone is grayed out, it probably means you have already removed your old Notes password. You can simply set up a new password.

Please note that even if you successfully reset your Notes password, you still need your old password to access the notes you locked before. The new password can only be used for notes you wish to lock in the future. So if you find that you can’t open certain notes with your new password, it doesn’t mean that the Notes password reset isn’t working. It probably means that the notes you wish to view are locked before you reset the password and need to be unlocked with an old password.

Why can’t I lock my notes on my iPhone?

There are certain types of notes that can’t be locked on the iPhone. These include:

  • Notes synced from third-party accounts, such as Gmail or Yahoo
  • Notes that have PDFs, audio, video, Keynote, Pages, or Numbers
  • Notes that you’ve shared with other people

How can I access my iPhone notes without my phone?

You can choose to view your iPhone notes on your iCloud account. Simply log into your iCloud account at icloud.com, and then click on Notes. Please make sure that you’re signed in to the same Apple account that you used for your iPhone.

Bonus Tip. How to Unlock Screen Passcode on iPhone

AnyUnlock is one of the fantastic apps you can use to get rid of the passcode from your iOS-based device if you forget the screen passcode of your iPhone or iPad. The tool allows you to remove the passcode without actually having to enter it in just a few easy clicks. All you need to do is select your phone, choose the option that lets you remove the passcode, and it will take care of everything for you.

During the process, it will erase all the data on your iPhone. It will then also update the operating system to the latest version available on your device.

The following are the steps on how to use this app to remove the passcode from your iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install the app on your computer. It is available for both Windows as well as Mac machines.

Step 2. Launch the app when it is fully installed on your computer. On the main screen, click on the option that says Unlock Screen Passcode.

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode

Step 3. Click Start and hit the Download button to download the firmware for your iPhone model.

Download iOS Firmware

Download iOS Firmware

Step 4. When the firmware is downloaded, click on the Unlock Now button to start unlocking your iPhone. You should be able to see the live progress on your screen.

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Tap on Unlock Now to Remove Screen Passcode

Step 6. The following message will appear when the passcode is removed from your iPhone.

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

Screen Passcode Removed Successfully

You can now start setting up your iPhone as a new device.

The Bottom Line

Have you successfully reset your Notes password on your Apple devices? Comment below if you still have any problems with your Notes app or any other issues with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Let us know and we’ll try to help!

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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