How to Create a Checklist in Notes on Your iPad

By Dwight Spivey

The Checklist formatting feature in Notes allows you to add circular buttons in front of text and then tap those buttons to check off completed items on a checklist.

  1. With a note open and the shortcut toolbar displayed, tap the Checklist button (the circle containing a checkmark).
  2. Enter text and press Return on the keyboard. A second checklist bullet appears.
  3. When you’re done entering Checklist items, tap the Checklist button again to turn the feature off.

You can apply the Checklist formatting to existing text if you press on the text, tap Select or Select All, and then tap the Checklist button.