How to Undo on iPhone Notes

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted some important text in your iPhone Notes app and wished you could undo it? Well, you’re in luck!

In this article, we will guide you through the process of undoing actions in the iPhone Notes app using a simple and easy-to-follow method. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Notes App

To begin, locate and open the Notes app on your iPhone. You can usually find it on your home screen or by swiping down and using the search bar.

Step 2: Access a Note

Once you have opened the Notes app, navigate to the note from which you want to undo an action. If you are not already viewing your notes, tap on “Back” until you reach your list of notes.

Step 3: Shake Your iPhone

Yes, that’s right! Shake your iPhone gently to trigger the undo action. This might seem unconventional, but Apple has cleverly implemented this gesture for undoing actions in various apps including Notes.


If you have an iPhone with haptic feedback capability such as an iPhone 7 or newer model, shaking your device will also trigger a small vibration to provide feedback for the undo action.

Step 4: Confirm Undo

Once you shake your device, a pop-up message will appear on your screen asking if you want to “Undo Typing”. This message confirms that the action has been successfully undone.


If you accidentally shake your device and trigger an undo action when there is nothing to be undone, a pop-up message may appear asking if you want to “Redo Typing”. If this happens, you can simply tap on the “Cancel” button.

Step 5: Continue Working on Your Note

After confirming the undo action, you can continue working on your note without any worries. The text or action that was previously deleted or modified will now be restored.

Additional Tips:

If shaking your iPhone doesn’t work for some reason, make sure that the “Shake to Undo” feature is enabled in your device settings. To check this:

  • Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility”.
  • Select “Touch”.
  • Toggle the switch next to “Shake to Undo” to enable it.

Note: Enabling this feature allows you to undo actions not only in the Notes app but also in other apps where it is supported.

In Conclusion

The ability to undo actions in the iPhone Notes app can be a lifesaver when you accidentally delete or modify important information. By simply shaking your device and confirming the undo action, you can quickly restore any unintended changes and continue working seamlessly.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in teaching you how to undo on iPhone Notes. Now go ahead and confidently take notes without worrying about making mistakes!

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