Apple yesterday released iOS 9.3, the latest version of the operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Among the many interesting news that this new version includes, one is the enhanced Notes application. From now on we will be able to protect our annotations with a password, which will also allow us to lock / unlock them with the Touch ID on devices that have a fingerprint sensor. Protecting notes in iOS 9.3 is not a complicated process, but it is possible that some user does not know very well how to do it. Here we will show you everything you need to know to password protect notes in the native Apple application.
How to protect iOS 9 notes with password
- The first thing we have to do is open the settings and access the Notes section.
- Once inside the Notes section, we enter Password.
- As you can see in the previous screenshot, in that section we can activate the Touch ID and add a password. The password we add can be any; It is totally independent of Apple ID.
- Once the password is added, we have to protect the notes we want, so we are going to the Notes application.
- We enter the note we want to protect.
- We click on the share button (As you can see in the capture, the option to block the note appears. We play in it.
- Finally, we have to enter the password that we set in step 3. We will see an animation and it will already be protected
- A padlock will also appear at the top. When it is open, it will not be protected. When it is closed, nobody can see it without entering the password or our fingerprint.
IMPORTANT: in order to access the notes that we have password protected we will have to do so with the latest versions of Apple operating systems. If we have an iPhone with iOS 9.3, we protect a password and then we want to display it on, for example, an iPad with jailbreak, we cannot open it, since the last available jailbreak was launched for iOS 9.1. The same with OS X: we will have to have OS X 10.11.4 installed on our Mac to see the notes.
Explained the above, I have to comment on something that I did not like about this system: it is not that it seems wrong, but I think it has a lack, and it should not be possible to edit or delete a locked note, or at least I would have to There is an option for it. In any case, being able to protect the notes with a password is an interesting novelty that is missed in other applications. Have you tried it yet?
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