Duly Noted

If you use the Notes app on your iPhone and iPad, I want to share with you the great features that I knew nothing about until one day I was convinced there had to be a way to use bullet points in the app and made the discovery. I was shocked and thrilled to learn that there are all sorts of helpful, and, dare I say, FUN tools available including: create a checklist, add an attachment, video or photo, sketch in a Note, even SCAN A DOCUMENT in Notes.


These options weren’t showing up on either of my devices so I set about investigating why. Initial search results led me to believe that as long as my iOS was updated with the latest version I would have the features on the Notes app. My operating system was current but no features. I continued googling and trying different suggestions until, finally, I figured it out.

I’m not going to recreate the Home Button when instructions already exist. Click here to learn about the features. But I will tell you what my issue was: the Notes app had to be upgraded. Here are the steps to do that:

  1. Open the Notes app on your device
  2. Tap the “<” button to view the folder list if you aren’t prompted to Upgrade
  3. Tap “Upgrade” in the upper right corner

  1. Tap “Upgrade Now” when prompted

That should do it! You should see the new features now as described in the link above in both existing and new Notes.

NOTE TO SELF: If loving technology is wrong, I don’t want to be right.


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