The iPhone and iPad Notes application uses more functions than it might appear initially. For example, it allows you to scan documents without using any external app and another of its most notable functions is that it enables you to protect your notes with a password, Face ID or Touch ID so that nobody can open them without authorization. In addition to many others such as the ability to share notes with other users, make notes with freehand with the Apple Pencil, etc, etc …
If you are reading these lines it is likely that you already knew the function of protecting the notes with a password and that for any reason you do not remember which one you had put. If so, the first thing is to keep calm, since the notes are not lost and you can go back to them resetting the password following the steps that I indicate a little below.
Notes enables you to reset the lock password if you forget
Apple has taken into account the possibility of forgetting the key to access the notes and therefore has created a system for restoring it. This system is directly associated with the iCloud account configured in the device, so it will be necessary to enter the access password to recover the unlock of the notes.
I stop royo and step to explain, step by step, what you must do to reset the password of the protected notes on iPhone and iPad:
Open the iOS device Settings app and access the Notes section. Tap on Password. Now click on the Reset password button. Enter the key of the iCloud account associated with the device. Confirm that you want to reset the password on the new button that will appear if the iCloud password is correct. Enter the new password twice and also write a reminder so you will not be forgotten again. Choose if you want to be able to identify with Touch ID or Face ID or not. Touch OK in the upper right corner of the screen.
Once these steps are followed the password for access to protected passwords will have been re-established.
From now on you will be able to use the one you have set new to unlock all the notes and be able to visualize them without problem. In addition, you will have to use this same password on all devices where the notes are synchronized through the iCloud account.
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