How to Enable the “On My iPhone” Option in the iPhone 7 Notes App

Many of the more common types of email accounts that you can configure on your iPhone will include an option to sync notes to the device. If you create a note and save it under that email account, then it will sync with your account.

While the ability to sync notes can be convenient, you might prefer to keep your notes on your iPhone. Fortunately there is a setting for the Notes app that will create a new section called “On My iPhone.” Our guide below will show you how to enable this setting on your iPhone in iOS 10.

 

How to Store Notes on Your iPhone Instead of Through an Email Account

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. These steps are going to add a new section to your Notes app called “On My iPhone.” if you store a note in this location, it will be saved directly to your device. It will not be associated with an email account, as it would be if you saved that note to an iCloud or Gmail notes account.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open settings

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Notes option.

open the Notes setting menu

 

 

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of “On My iPhone” Account to turn it on.

how to save notes on your iPhone on an iPhone 7

 

 

Note that there are several feature, such as drawing in a note or creating a note checklist, that are only available for notes that you save to your iPhone, or to your iCloud account.

If you have a note that contains important or sensitive information, then learn how to password protect notes on your iPhone.

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