How to Unlock a Note on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Unlocking a note on your iPhone can be a useful feature if you want to keep certain information private or accessible only to you. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of unlocking a note on your iPhone, ensuring that your sensitive data remains secure.

Step 1: Open the Notes App

To begin, locate and open the Notes app on your iPhone. The app icon is typically found on the home screen or within a folder labeled “Utilities.”

Step 2: Select the Locked Note

Once inside the Notes app, scroll through your notes and find the one you want to unlock. Locked notes are indicated by a padlock icon next to their title.

Step 3: Tap on the Locked Note

To unlock a note, simply tap on it. You will be prompted to enter your passcode or use Touch ID or Face ID if enabled on your device.

Step 4: Enter Your Passcode

If you have a passcode set up, you will see a keypad where you can enter it. Type in your passcode and tap “OK.”

Step 5: Use Touch ID or Face ID (if applicable)

If you have enabled Touch ID or Face ID for unlocking notes, simply place your finger on the Home button (for Touch ID) or look at your device (for Face ID) to unlock the note.


If you do not remember your passcode and cannot use Touch ID or Face ID, unfortunately, there is no way to unlock the note without resetting your device and losing all data. It’s essential to regularly back up your iPhone to avoid losing important information.

Step 6: Edit or View the Unlocked Note

Once unlocked, you can freely edit or view the contents of the note. You can add, delete, or modify text, as well as add images, drawings, and attachments.

Step 7: Re-Lock the Note (Optional)

If you wish to re-lock the note after viewing or editing it, simply tap on the share icon (usually depicted as a square with an arrow pointing upwards) and select “Lock Note” from the options. Alternatively, you can swipe left on the note in the list view and tap on the padlock icon to lock it again.


Remember to re-lock your note every time you finish viewing or editing it to ensure your privacy and security.


Unlocking a note on your iPhone is a straightforward process that allows you to access private information while keeping it protected from prying eyes. By following these steps, you’ll be able to unlock and lock notes effortlessly whenever needed.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful! If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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