How to Change Default Notes Account Location on iPhone and iPad

No longer want to save your notes to iCloud? Follow this quick guide to change the default notes account location on your iPhone and iPad to save all of your notes on the device itself or at other location. If you ever happen to change your mind, you can easily go back to the default option.

To ensure all of my notes and checklists remain secure and accessible on all of my iDevices, I keep iCloud as the default account location. But if you don’t want to use your precious cloud storage, you have the option to change default Notes account on your iPhone and iPad.

iCloud is set as the default account for Notes app in the latest versions of iOS. If you want to store your data in other location or wish to keep them locally on your iOS device, you need to head over to the Settings app.

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How to Change Default Notes Account Location in iOS 11

Step #1. Launch “Settings” app on your iOS device.

Open Settings App on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on “Notes.”

Tap on Notes on iPhone Settings

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Step #3. Next, you need to ensure that toggle for “On My iPhone Account” or “On My iPad Account” switch is turned.

Turn On the Switch Next to On My iPhone Account in iOS 11

Step #4. Next up, tap on Default Account, which is at the top of the screen under Accounts.

Tap on Default Account in Notes on iOS 11

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Step #5. Up next, you have to select the preferred location for your notes.

If you wish to save them locally on your device, select On My iPhone or On My iPad.

Select On My iPhone in iOS 11

That’s it!

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Going forward your notes will be stored locally on your device. But if you ever want to go back to the default option, follow the same steps mentioned above and select iCloud in the end.

Wrap up:

If you have some important notes, I would suggest you to continue to use iCloud. But if they are not of great importance, storing them locally is the better option.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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