How to Add Notes to Lock Screen on iPhone and iPad

Just made an extensive checklist of the items you have to buy? Do not forget to add the Note to Lock screen on your iPhone or iPad device so that you can quickly snap a look at it!

Say, you are heading for a shopping spree and have already created a long list of things to buy. While buying the listed items, you have to dig into the app frequently to ensure nothing is left. That’s when this tip can come in very handy, allowing you quickly access your notes right from the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad.

So, how does this productive trick work? Well, you have to first add the widget of Notes app to the Lock screen on your iPhone. Once it’s done, your latest checklist will be just a glance away. Let me help you bring this hack into action!

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

Step #1. Swipe right to access widgets page on your iOS device.

Swipe right to access widgets page on iPhone

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

Tap on Edit in iPhone widgets screen

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Step # 3. Under More Widgets section, find the Notes app and tap on the “+” button to the left of it.

Tap on Plus button to to Add Notes Widget to Lock Screen on iPhone and iPad

Step #4. Next, make sure to tap on Done button at the top right corner to confirm.

Tap on Done to Confirm on iPhone

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Now, head over to the Lock screen. Your latest note will be waiting for you. Just tap on it and snap a look at all the things you have to do.

Quickly access notes from the Lock screen of iPhone or iPad

How to Add Notes to Control Center on iPhone and iPad

If your device is running iOS 11 or later, you can add Notes to the Control Center. This hack would make it even easier for you to access your checklist or to-dos. To get it done, head over to this straightforward guide.

There you go!

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Over to You…

Recently, we created extensive posts about the super handy Apple Notes tips not just for iOS but also macOS. If you want to get the most out of this feature-rich note-taking app, do not forget to check them out.

Besides, if you aren’t charmed by Apple’s note-taking app or want to explore other top third-party apps, we have you covered as well.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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