iCloud: Notes overview

On your Windows computer, your changes are pushed to Microsoft Outlook in the Notes folder of your iCloud email account. You can see your iCloud notes by expanding your iCloud email account in the Outlook folder pane (also called the navigation pane), then selecting the Notes folder in the email account. You should add and edit your iCloud notes only from iOS devices, Mac computers, or iCloud Notes. If you add or edit iCloud notes using Outlook, those changes don’t appear on your iOS devices, your Mac computers, or in iCloud Notes.

iCloud Notes uses your email account to store your notes. If you don’t have an email address, you can create one by turning on Notes in iCloud preferences on your Mac or in iCloud settings on your iOS device.

Note: The notes in your iCloud account are separate from the notes in other accounts you may have, such as a Yahoo! or Google account. iCloud only keeps the notes in your iCloud account up to date.

Access iCloud Notes from a web browser

To access iCloud Notes on, go to and sign in using your Apple ID (the one you use with iCloud).

If you only see Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Settings on, your account just has access to iCloud web-only features. To gain access to iCloud Notes and other iCloud features, set up iCloud on your iOS device or Mac.

If you’re using another iCloud app, click the app’s name at the top of the window, then click Notes.

When accessing iCloud Notes, make sure you use a browser recommended in the Apple Support article System requirements for iCloud.

Last Modified: Feb 5, 2015
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