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How to password protect your iCloud notes in iOS 9.3 and OS X The Captain

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One of the most useful new features in iOS 9.3 and OS X The Captain is the possibility of protecting our iCloud notes with a password , something that many users have been asking for a long time because of bad but irremediable habits like writing down all our passwords in one of those notes.

How to password protect your iCloud notes in iOS 9.3 and OS X The Captain
How to password protect your iCloud notes in iOS 9.3 and OS X The Captain

The bad news is that using this new protection can be a bit confusing, but the good news is that you only need to activate it from a terminal and it will be activated on the rest of our devices automatically. The only requirement for that to happen is to have iOS 9.3 and OS X Captain 10.11.4 on those devices .

First, from an iOS device, we go to the System Settings and access the Notes section. There we have the option to add a password, which will be completely independent of the iCloud password or the device unlock code. This is a new and additional code, which we’ll set up along with a suggestion in case we forget it. And optionally, if the iOS terminal has a touchID, we can activate its use from that same section.

This is when you go to the Notes application and are surprised, because you can still open it without being asked for that password or having your fingerprint read. Why? Well because the notes are blocked individually . In other words: we can have unlocked notes and locked notes.

To activate the lock of a note, you have to enter it and press the share button on the top right of the interface. There, next to the options to send the note using the services available, we’ll have the option to activate the lock.

If we activate this lock we will be able to leave the note, and we will see that in the list of notes that particular note will have a lock icon on the right . An option in the bottom bar will allow us to activate the lock for that and any other notes that have the lock on. From now on, when we want to access those notes, we’ll have to use our fingerprint or enter the password we’ve configured.

Nothing more needs to be done on the other terminals . Our Macs and the rest of our iOS devices will already have that protection reflected, because everything will have been reflected by iCloud. If you have notes with sensitive information, this new option becomes essential.

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