Search and organize your notes on iPhone
In the Notes app , you can search for typed or handwritten text. You can also organize your notes into folders and pin the important notes to the top of the list.
Search your notes
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In the notes list, do any of the following:
Search for typed or handwritten text: Scroll to the top to reveal the search field, then enter the text you’re looking for. If a note is locked, only its title appears in the search results.
Note: The ability to search for handwritten text isn’t available in all languages.
Search for a specific attachment: Tap in the lower-left corner to see thumbnails of sketches, photos, links, documents, and other attachments. (Attachments in locked notes aren’t shown.) To go to a note with a specific attachment, tap the attachment thumbnail, then tap Show in Note.
Search within a note for typed and handwritten text
Open the note you want to search.
Tap , then tap Find in Note.
Type the text you’re looking for in the search field.
Organize your notes in folders
Create a folder: At the bottom of the folders list, tap New Folder, then name your folder.
Move notes to a different folder: In the notes list, tap Edit, select the notes you want to move, tap Move To, then choose a folder.
Sort and pin notes
Sort notes in all folders: Go to Settings > Notes, then choose Date Edited, Date Created, or Title.
Pin an important note to the top of the notes list: In the notes list, swipe right on the note, then tap the pin. Your pins show up on all your Apple devices where you’re signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID.
Delete a note or folder
Delete a note: In a note, tap . Or in the notes list, swipe left on the note.
If you change your mind, open the Recently Deleted folder. Tap the note you want to keep, tap in the note, then tap Recover.
Delete a folder: In the folders list, swipe a folder left, then tap Delete.