Use Notes on Your iPhone

Edited by Preetam Kaushik, Eng, Shelley, Anonymous

One of the primary reasons to buy a smartphone is so that you can do your daily tasks on the go. Be it writing an article, making a presentation or simply jotting down a beautiful thought you had while looking outside the window. Smartphones are meant to satiate your needs and creativity. And yet, most of us don't make an optimum utilization of our smartphones by ignoring the plethora of apps that are offered to us.

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Take the iPhone app 'Notes' for example. This app was introduced in the very first iPhone OS 1.0 way back in June 2007. And over the years, many subtle additions and subtractions have been made to the app. While iPhone 3 enabled you to copy and paste in the app, iPhone 5 allowed you to experiment with the font. Too bad this privilege was taken away from us with an iOS 7 update. But what to do? You gain some, you lose some.

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The bottom line is that even though the app is pretty old, many users out there have trouble operating it. So let's take a step by step approach to understand this simple yet fascinating app.

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Creating a New Note

In order to create a new note on your iPhone just:

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    Tap on the notes app on your home screen.
    It's easy to locate since the icon looks like a notepad.
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    You'll see a 'New' button in the top-right corner.
    Tap it.
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    A blank note will appear on your screen.
    Tap anywhere on the screen and the keyboard will appear as well.
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    Feel free to type anything you want.
    When you're done typing, press 'Done'.
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P.S.- Feel like starting a new note? Just press 'Notes' again. Go to the 'New' Note icon. Tap on it and a new note will appear.

Editing an Existing Note On an iPhone

Not happy with what you've typed? Want to make changes to your note? Well worry not. Just follow these simple steps and make any changes you want within seconds.

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    Open the notes app on your iPhone by tapping on the Notes icon.
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    Select the note you want to edit by tapping on it.
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    The keyboard will appear as soon as you tap inside the screen.
    Feel free to make any changes you want. When you're done typing, press 'Done'.
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Sharing

Sometimes you want to share your work of art with others. How do you share that beautiful poem you wrote, or that beautiful story you'd jotted down on the bus? It's easy. Just follow these simple steps.

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    Again, start by tapping on the notes icon on your home screen.
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    Tap on the note you feel like sharing.
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    You'll see a share button.
    It's a page icon with an upward-facing arrow. You'll find it in the bottom left corner. Tap on that.
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    Select whether you want to Airdrop it, message it or simply mail it.
    Your wish.
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Printing

Let's face it. Soft copies are dicey. What if your phone betrays you and decides to calmly erase all your data? What if all your notes just vanish into thin air? All that hard work gone just like that. It might be a wise choice to keep a hard copy of all your efforts.

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So here are some simple steps by which you can print your notes:

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    Begin by opening the notes app on your phone.
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    Select the note you want to print.
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    Select the share button.
    Underneath the options to share it (Message and Mail), you'll find the option to print it. Tap on that and print your note.
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As they say, knowledge is power. Now that you know how the notes work, feel free to unleash your creativity. Write on.

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Recent edits by: Shelley, Eng, Preetam Kaushik

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