Use Notes preferences to set default options for using Notes and to set, change, or reset the password for locked notes.
To view these preferences in Notes, choose Notes > Preferences.
Sort notes by
Choose the default sort order for your notes.
Important: Pinned notes always appear at the top of the notes list. For more information about pinned notes, see Sort and pin notes.
New notes start with
Choose the default paragraph style used at the beginning of new notes. For more information, see Write and format notes.
Choose the account used when you ask Siri to create a new note. Usually, this is your iCloud account. For more information on setting up accounts, see Use notes from your Internet accounts.
Enable the On My Mac account
Select to store notes on your computer using the On My Mac account.
Default text size
Use the slider to set the preferred text size in notes.
Click the appropriate option, depending on what you want to do. For more details, see Lock your notes with a password or Touch ID.
Use Touch ID
If your Mac has a Touch Bar, select to be able to use your fingerprint to unlock your notes.