How do you use Quick Notes on iOS 16?

Quick Notes are one of the best features available for iOS devices and that’s not even a question right now. Now that Apple is introducing Quick Notes for iOS 16, it is quite common for most iPhone users to wonder how to create and use Quick Notes on iOS 16.

The introduction of Quick Notes began with iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey and will now be available for iOS 16. The arrival of Quick Notes has transformed the overall user experience for users, providing easy access to platforms such as apps, documents, and websites that you can use on your using iPhone.

With Quick Notes’ initial popularity among iPad users, it’s not surprising that it received an equally amazing response from other Apple users as well.

This article explains everything you need to know about the steps in using Quick Notes on iOS 16.

What are the exceptions of Quick Notes on iPhone?

Although Quick Notes is coming to the iPhones, you have to understand that it comes with a few drawbacks and limitations.

With the iPad’s Quick Note, accessibility is pretty easy, especially with the swipe up and down feature. However, you don’t get the same with the iPhone version of Quick Notes.

Instead, you should rely on the more clunky method of use. Currently there are two ways to open Quick Notes.

How to open Quick Notes on iPhone?

As we mentioned, there are two ways to open Quick Notes on an iPhone. One is straight from the Control Center and the other is from the app.

Let’s discuss them in detail:

From the control center

Your first method is to open Quick Notes directly from Control Center. You need to swipe down to open the control center and then find the Notes icon. There are also chances that the Notes icon may or may not be in the Control Center depending on your iPhone settings.

If you can’t find the Notes app, here’s what you can do:

  1. Open iPhone Settings
  2. Navigate to Control Center
  3. Scroll down and find the More controls option
  4. From there, find Quick Note and then tap the green plus icon
  5. From there, find “Controls Included”
  6. You need to drag the Notes icon to the list

Make sure to select Quick Notes and not just Notes as these are both different apps on the iPhone.

From an app

Another quick way to open Quick Notes on your iPhone is to open it directly when you have an app open. The steps are as follows:

  1. Find the Share option in the app you opened
  2. Scroll down until you find the Quick Notes option
  3. Choose “Add to Quick Note”
  4. From there, you can write on the Quick Note and then save it for future use.


Will you get all the features and functionality of Quick Notes on iOS 16? Possibly not. But since Apple is constantly improving its features and functionalities, don’t be surprised if the new features are added later.

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