How to Lock Notes on iPhone in iOS 15 and iOS 16

My iPhone is also my journal, as I write my to-do list and daily routine in the Notes app. Since I was younger in my family, everyone often used my iPhone to take pictures and for other things. So I don’t want anyone to see my stuff in the Notes app. That’s why I keep the Notes app locked on my iPhone.

I think many other iPhone users around the world would like to have some notes about iPhone. But many of them don’t know how to lock notes in iOS 15, iOS 14 or iOS 16. Fortunately, the same process needs to be followed on iPhone for any iOS system to lock Notes app. Without wasting much time, let’s go to the guide.

How to Lock Notes on iPhone

  1. Open the note you want to lock on your iPhone.
  2. Then tap the three-do menu in the top right corner.
  3. Tap on Lock from the option.
  4. If you have an iPhone with Face ID, you can also enable it or set a password for the Note.
  5. Then tap Done.
  6. From next time you need to use Face ID or Passcode to open the note.

Remark: You can open the note by tapping view the note and using the password, Face ID, or Touch ID to unlock it. After editing or viewing, you need to lock the note again with an open lock icon in the top right corner.

Why can’t I lock my notes on my iPhone?

When locking Note on iPhone, many users face the problem because they don’t see the lock option in Notes menu and complain “why can’t I lock my notes on iPhone.” To solve this problem, iPhone can go to Settings > Notes > Password to set the Notes password.

How to open locked notes on iPhone without password?

Many users ask how to open locked notes on iPhone without password, but please note that you cannot lock notes app without password. If you forget the password, there is no way to reset or get the password back.


Using the above method, you can lock your Notes on iPhone in iOS 14, iOS 15 and iOS 16 to keep it safe and private. Did you like the post? Share your feedback in the comment box. If you need more help with the same, don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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