iCloud: View notes

View notes

You can view your up-to-date iCloud notes at any time by using the Notes app on iCloud.com. Notes are listed by last-modified date, with the most recent note at the top of the notes list. The list shows the first few words of each note.

If you’re using upgraded notes, the notes list contains the notes in the currently selected folder on the left. If you’re not using upgraded notes, all your notes are listed together, without any folders you may have created in Notes on your iOS device or Mac.

Note: If you’re using upgraded notes, the notes you see on iCloud.com are the same as the notes on your devices with iOS 9 or later or OS X v10.11 or later that use the same iCloud account.

View a note

  • Go to Notes on iCloud.com, then click a note in the list.

    If you’re using upgraded notes, you may need to select a different folder to see the note you want.

View or play photos, audio files, maps, and other attachments

  • While viewing a note that contains attachments, double-click the attachment you want to view or play. The attached content appears in a new window.

    Note: In locked notes on iCloud.com, you see placeholders for attachments instead of actual attachment content. To view attachments in locked notes, use the Notes app on your devices with iOS 9.3 or later or OS X v10.11.4 or later that use the same iCloud account.

You can attach items to notes by using the Notes app on iOS devices or Mac computers that use the same iCloud account.

View and edit attached iWork documents

If you’re using upgraded notes, you can view and edit Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents you attached using the Notes app on your devices with iOS 9 or later or OS X v10.11 or later.

  1. While viewing a note that contains a Pages, Numbers, or Keynote attachment, double-click the attachment.

    iCloud duplicates the attached document, stores the duplicate in iCloud Drive, and opens the duplicate in Pages, Numbers, or Keynote for iCloud.

  2. After the duplicate of the attached document opens, you can view and edit it.

    Important: Your changes automatically update the document stored in iCloud Drive, but they don’t change the document attached to your note. You can open the up-to-date document from iCloud Drive using Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on your devices with iOS 9 or later or OS X v10.11 or later.

View locked notes

If you’re using upgraded notes, you can view notes you locked on an iOS device or a Mac that uses the same iCloud account.

  • Go to Notes on iCloud.com, click a locked note in the list, then enter your password for locked notes.

    After you enter the password for one locked note, you can view other locked notes without entering the password as long as you’re working on iCloud.com.

    However, if you reset the Notes password using Notes on an iOS device or a Mac, entering the latest Notes password only lets you view locked notes that use the same password. If some of your notes use an earlier password, you must enter that password to view them.

    Note: You cannot share a locked note.

  • To close locked notes, click the Lock button in the Notes toolbar.

To add a lock to a note, remove a lock from a note, change the password for locked notes, or reset the password if you forget it, use the Notes app on one of your devices with iOS 9.3 or later or OS X v10.11.4 or later.

If you’re not using upgraded notes, you can also view your iCloud notes in Microsoft Outlook on a Windows computer.

Last Modified: Sep 21, 2016
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