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Here's how to lock your notes with a password or a fingerprint in iOS 9.3

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Here's how to lock your notes with a password or a fingerprint in iOS 9.3
The recently-released iOS 9.3 beta brought us a number of nice new features, most importantly Night Shift, but we also kind of liked the newly-scored fingerprint lock that the Notes app scored, too. The premise is simple - once you have iOS 9.3, you open the Notes app, jot down something you want to keep safe and private, and then lock said note with a fingerprint or a password. 

Easy as pie, right? Well, it does sound that it's easy to set up, much in an Apple-like way, but it turns out that this time around, it will most likely take you a bit of tinkering around to find how to protect your note. In case you're doing it for the first time, that is. 

As we decided to explore this new feature in depth and were left a bit flabbergasted by where to find and enable it, we felt that it's fair to give you heads up on how to lock noted in iOS 9.3 with your fingerprint or a password for that matter.

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posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:45 2

1. Jimrod (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


This was actually one "How to" section that's useful, took me ages to find where they'd put this option because putting a note-locking option under what is normally the "sharing" button is pretty counter-intuitive.

With that in mind this is still a Beta of course...

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:57 2

2. Wiencon (Posts: 1701; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


They need to add option to lock every app user want to. Or at least photos

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:14 1

4. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Can't use the finger print to lock one of the already existing notes? Woww...

In fact, just about everything in an Android phone is lockable with Fingerprint scanner - not just notes!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 07:39 3

5. Wiencon (Posts: 1701; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Sorry to snap you out from your fantasy world but anybody who visits this article doesn't care about android

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:11

6. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


I visit any article I want, whether Android-related or not!

What fantasy world? You wan't flame wars with me?

Hop off my cock. I know you like it, but let go off me, please!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 11:26 1

8. Wiencon (Posts: 1701; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I couldn't find your toy without microscope

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:04

10. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Seriously? You must be blind not see a 9-inch one without a microscope.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 10:19 2

7. Raito (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


I have Redmi Note 3 and Xperia Z5 besides iPhone 6 n i can't lock apps or photos or specific function UNLESS i root it! Liar!!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 06:58 2

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 19348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I cannot wait for this feature. They need to expand it to the camera, and photos app.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 12:48 2

9. TerryTerius (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


They really do. Private mode was one of my favorite features from Samsung's phones. I would love to see something similar on my 6S plus.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:09

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 19348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep yep! It would come in handy, people are too nosy.
How are you liking the 6S Plus? It's not perfect, but I love mine.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 13:55 1

11. nctx77 (Posts: 1636; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Absolutely! +10 on that one lol!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:09

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 19348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I so need it bro lol

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 09:52

14. oozz009 (Posts: 458; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Good. Now this feature should be added to the photos app as well!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:57

15. keitham1977 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Actually you can add the password to existing notes you just have to move them to the icloud folder first...

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