Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to access a note on your iPhone and realized it was locked? Panic sets in, and you think, “How am I going to open this without the password?” Well, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. With just a few simple steps, you can have your notes unlocked and accessible in no time.
Open Locked Notes on iPhone without Password Using Touch/Face ID
If you have set up Touch ID or Face ID, you are very lucky because it lets you open your locked notes without entering the password.
Step 1. Open the Notes app and tap on the locked note.
Step 2. Tap on View Note.
Step 3. Now the Touch ID or Face ID prompt will appear. Place your finger on the Home button (if you use Touch ID) or look at the camera (if you use Face ID). You will be able to open the note if the authentication is successful.
Step 4. After that, you can copy the note content and paste it into a new note without any password.
Reset Notes Password on iPhone
Resetting your Notes password on your iPhone is very straightforward. However, don’t raise your expectations too high.
When you forget your Notes password and reset it from Settings, the new password will be applied to all new notes, but the old ones will remain locked.
Here is how to reset the Notes password on your iPhone:
Step 1. Open the Settings app.
Step 2. Scroll down and tap on Notes.
Step 3. Tap on Password.
Step 4. Now you will see the Reset Password option; click it.
Step 5. Enter your Apple ID password and click OK.
Step 6. Now enter the new Notes password and its confirmation. From now on, whenever you lock a note you can use the new password to open it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Locked Notes on iPhone
How can I open a locked note on my iPhone?
You can use your touch or face ID to open the locked note.
What is the iPhone Notes password hint?
After three failed attempts to open a locked note, a hint that you have previously set up will appear. This could jog your memory and help you remember the password.
If I reset my Notes password, will I lose all my notes?
No. When you reset your Note’s password from Settings, it won’t affect any of your notes. However, the old Notes will remain locked, and you will have to manually enter their password to access them.
Locked notes can be annoying, but thankfully, there are solutions out there to solve your problem. We have provided you with two solutions on how to open locked notes on your iPhone without a password. Try one of them and see if it works. Good luck!