Search your notes
You can search for specific text in all your notes, notes in a specific account, or in a single note. Your search finds matching text in:
The body of each note
The filenames of attachments in your notes
Text files (such as Pages documents and PDFs) that you’ve attached to your notes
Inline drawings you created on an iOS device and attached to your notes
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Show me notes from today”
“Show me notes about vacation plans”
Search: Enter text in the search field, then press Return.
Type what you’re looking for the same way you’d say it (this is called natural language search).
Here are some examples of natural language search phrases:
“created last week”
“June from last year”
“with documents about remodel”
As you type, Notes lists matching notes; when you press Return, it shows how many matches it found. Each note preview shows the folder where the note is located. If you’ve locked a note, only the title text and folder appear in the results.
Search in a specific account: Click a folder in the account you want to search, click in the search field, click the magnifying glass , then choose Current Account.
Search in all accounts: Click in the search field, click the magnifying glass , then choose All Accounts.
Find text in a note: Click the body of a note to add an insertion point, then choose Edit > Find > Find (or press Command-F). Enter text in the search field that appears.
When Notes searches All Accounts, it searches in the Recently Deleted folder as well.
When you search with Spotlight, notes are included in the results.