5 Ways to Instantly Take Notes on Your iPhone

MakeUseOf | 2/13/2019 | Khamosh Pathak
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On the surface, it might seem like iOS’s low level of customization leads to a lack of tools for quickly accomplishing tasks. While iOS’s closed environment doesn’t provide as much freedom as Android does, there are more ways to interact with your iPhone than just using the Home screen.

The Control Center is now customizable, and you can access plenty of widgets right from the Lock screen. And with Siri Shortcuts, iOS 12 has taken automation to a whole new level.

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All this combined means that there are multiple ways you can quickly create a note before the idea escapes your mind. Check out the best options in our list below.

Instant Notes is an incredibly useful Apple Notes feature that’s hidden a couple of layers deep in the Settings app.

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10 Hidden Apple Notes Features You Should Know About

Think you know Apple Notes? These tricks will help you supercharge your note-taking with Notes on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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Once enabled, you’ll see a new Notes button in the Control Center. Tap on it and the Notes app will open instantly. By default, it opens a new blank note every time, but you can set it to open a specific note as well. And because the Control Center is available everywhere in iOS, you can now create a new note with just one swipe and a tap.

Here’s how to set it up:

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Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to the Control Center option.

Step 2: Select Customize Controls. From the list, find the Notes control and tap on the green Plus button next to it.

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Step 3: The Notes entry will now show up in the list of enabled controls and the Control Center. You can reorder the controls if you wish.

Step 4: Now you can configure the behavior of the...
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