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

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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15 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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...

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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!

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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!

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I couldn't find your toy without microscope

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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

7. Raito

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 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!!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

9. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Absolutely! +10 on that one lol!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I so need it bro lol

14. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

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

15. keitham1977

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 13, 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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