The Notes app is a great place to keep information that you will need to reference later. But some of this information can be very sensitive, and you may not want it easily accessible to anyone that has access to your phone.
Fortunately, your iPhone in iOS 10 has the ability to lock notes, which means that a password will need to be entered before the contents of that note can be viewed.
Our tutorial below will show you how to set a password for the Notes app, then how to lock a note so that the password must be entered before the note can be viewed.
Create a Password for Locked Notes on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article are going to show you how to create a password for your notes. Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to individually lock any not in the Notes app. We will show you how to do this at the end of the article.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the Notes option.
Step 3: Tap the Password button.
Step 4: Type a password into the Password field, then retype it into the Verify field. You can add a hint if you would like, and choose whether or not to allow the Touch ID to open the note. You can then tap the Done button at the top-right of the screen.
You can lock a note on your iPhone by opening the note, then tapping the Share icon at the top of the screen.
Tap the Lock Note icon.
Enter the password that you just created, then tap OK.
You can lock the note by other locking your device, or by tapping the padlock icon at the top of the screen.
Now that you know how to password protect your notes on an iPhone 7, you can use this option to better protect that information for the future.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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