How to Add Notes to Lock Screen on iPhone and iPad

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Before heading for a shopping spree, the one thing I don't fail to create is a short note to ensure nothing is left to buy. There is one more thing I make sure to prepare in advance—to add notes to Lockscreen on iPhone and iPad. It allows me to instantly access the notes without having to dig into the app!

How to Add Notes to Lock Screen on iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 allows you to access your notes from CC as well. To do so, you have first to enable them.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, you tap on Control Center.

Tap on Settings then Control Center on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Next, tap on Customize Controls.

Tap on Customize Control in Control Center Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, tap on the “+” button to the left of Notes.

Add Notes to iPhone or iPad Control Center

Now, you need to add Notes' widget to Lockscreen. The process is just as simple.

How to Add Notes Widget to Lock Screen on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Swipe right to access Lockscreen on your device.

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Edit. Then, find the Notes and tap on the “+” button to the left of it.

Step #3. Next, make sure to tap on Done button at the top right corner to confirm.

Add Notes to Lock Screen iPhone or iPad

How to Customize Notes Options on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device and select Notes → Tap on Notes.

Tap on Settings then Notes on iPhone

Step #2. Now tap on Access Notes from Lock Screen.

Tap on Access Notes from Lock Screen on iPhone

Step #3. Next, tap on the option you want. Check out the following options–

  • Off: It will prevent Notes from being accessed from the lockscreen.
  • Always Create New Note: It will allow you to create a new note from LC.
  • Resume Last Note: It will let you edit the last note you created. Select this one to edit the last edited note.

Tap on Always Create New Note in iPhone Settings

Then, you have to choose either Created on the Lockscreen or Viewed in the Notes app. Select the preferred option.

How to Customize How Long a Recently Added Note is Accessible from the Lockscreen

There is also an option to configure how long a recently created note is accessible from the LC.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device and select Notes.

Tap on Settings then Notes on iPhone

Step #2. Now, tap on Access Notes from Lock Screen.

Tap on Access Notes from Lock Screen on iPhone

Step #3. Next, tap on Resume Last Note.

Tap on Resume Last Note in Notes App on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next up, tap on the amount of time you want. Then check out the following options–

  • After 5 Minutes
  • After 15 Minutes
  • After 1 Hour
  • Once Daily
  • Never

You can select any of the available options as per your need.

Customize How Long a Recently Added Note is Accessible from the Lockscreen

How to Add Notes to Lockscreen On iPhone and iPad Using Today Snippet

Today Snippet allows you to add your notes to LS easily. The app requires iOS 9 or later and is available for $0.99. If you are not using iOS 11 on your device, go for this app as it works perfectly and is pretty easy to use.

Step #1. First off, download Today Snippet on your device. Then, swipe right to go to the Lock screen if you are not already there.

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Edit.

Tap on Edit in Lockscreen on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Next, tap on the “+” button to the left of Today Snippet → Tap on Done button at the top right corner.

Add Today Snippet to iPhone or iPad LockscreenStep #4. Up next, open Notes app on your device and create a note. Then, touch and hold on the note and tap on Select All Tap on Share.

Tap on Share in Note in iPhone or iPad Notes App

Step #5. Now, tap on More button.

Tap on More Button in Notes App Sharing Options

Step #6. Turn on the switch next to Today. Make sure to tap on Done to confirm.

Add Notes to Lock Screen On iPhone and iPad Using Today Snippet

Now, head over to the Lock screen and check out the note. It will be waiting for you.

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