How to Set a Unique Password for Each Account in Your Notes App

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For an extra layer of protection when using the Notes app, Apple now allows you to create a unique password for each of your Notes accounts, whether that's iCloud, On iPhone or On iPad, or an email-associated account. Before iOS 13, when you locked a note with a passcword for the first time, that password became the password for locking notes in all your Notes app accounts. You can now create a unique password for a Notes account by going to Notes in the Settings app and selecting Password. 

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If you've never locked a note before, you can quickly lock a note and create a password without ever leaving the Notes app. If you want to set up unique password for each account, you will need to go to the Notes settings in the Settings app.

How to Create a Unique Notes Password for Each of Your Notes App Accounts:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Notes.
  3. Select Password.


     
  4. Tap on the account for which you want to create a password.


     

At this point you will see different options depending on if you have ever created a Notes password before.

If you have never created a Notes passcode before:

  1. Enter your new password.
  2. Enter a password Hint and tap Done.
  3. Repeat these steps for your other Notes accounts, creating a unique password for each one.

If you have previously created a Notes passcode:

  1. Tap Reset Password.
  2. Enter your iPhone passcode (changing the password for iCloud or email Notes accounts will require entering the password for those accounts).
  3. If asked, confirm that you want to reset your password


     
  4. Enter your new password and a hint.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Repeat these steps for your other Notes accounts, creating a unique password for each one.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.