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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Use Apple Notes on Windows or Android


Turn on Apple Notes iCloud Sync

If you use Apple Notes on an Apple device, first ensure you have iCloud sync enabled so that new notes and changes are pushed to all of your devices. This should be enabled by default, but it’s good to check.

On an iPhone or iPad you can do this under Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud by enabling the “Apple Notes” setting:

Enable Apple Notes sync in iCloud

On a Mac, this can be turned on under System Preferences > Apple ID by checking the “Notes” setting:

Enable Apple Notes sync on macOS

When making notes, make sure that you are placing them in your iCloud folders since it’s possible to have offline folders too that are device-specific:

Apple Notes folders on iOS

Once enabled, new notes will be placed in iCloud by default.

Access Apple Notes via iCloud in a Browser

With your Mac, iPhone, and iPad now syncing Apple Notes to iCloud, you can access them using a web browser by heading to and logging in with your Apple ID.

Sign in to iCloud

You may need to pass a two-factor authentication check, so make sure you choose to “Trust” this computer if you want to log in faster in the future. You should only trust personal computers and smartphones that you own, and never trust a computer or device that you share with others.

Trust browser on

Once you’re in, click on “Notes” to see a web-based version of the Apple Notes app. You can use this to access and edit existing notes, create new ones, and share with other iCloud users.

Access Apple Notes on

While you can access locked notes by entering your Apple ID password, you can’t apply a lock to existing or new notes.

Unlock locked note in Apple Notes

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