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 the updated Notes app, the notes list contains the notes in the folder that’s currently selected in the folder list on the left.

If you’re using the original Notes app, all your notes are listed together, without any folders you may have created in Notes on your iOS device or Mac. If you have any notes in the Trash folder on your iOS device or Mac, they aren’t shown in Notes on iCloud.com.

Note:   If you’re using the updated Notes app, you can only view notes you added or changed on iCloud.com or your devices with iOS 9 or later or OS X v10.11 or later that are signed in to the same iCloud account.

View a note

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

If you’re using the updated Notes app, 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 are signed in to the same iCloud account.

You can attach items to notes by using the Notes app on iOS devices or Mac computers.

View and edit attached iWork documents

If you’re using the updated Notes app, 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 the updated Notes app, you can view notes you locked on your devices with iOS 9.3 or later or OS X v10.11.4 or later.

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

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

If you ever forget your password for locked notes, and you reset it using Notes on a device with iOS 9.3 or later or OS X v10.11.4 or later, entering your password for one locked note lets you view all locked notes that use the same password.

Close all locked notes

After you enter your password for a locked note in the updated Notes app, you can view all locked notes on iCloud.com, so you can easily work on them. You can close all locked notes again at any time.

While notes are open, click the Lock button in the Notes toolbar.

You can also view your iCloud notes in Microsoft Outlook on a Windows computer.

To add a lock to a note, remove a lock from a note, change the password for locked notes, or to 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.

Last Modified: Mar 25, 2016
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