How to Use Notes on the iPad mini - dummies

How to Use Notes on the iPad mini

Notes is an iPad mini app that creates text notes that you can save or send through e-mail. To create a note, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Notes icon on the Home screen.

  2. Tap the New Note button (shown in the margin) in the upper-right corner to start a new note.


    The virtual keyboard appears.

  3. Type a note.


You can use Siri to set up and dictate your note by speaking if you prefer.

Other things you can do before you quit the Notes app include

  • Tap the Notes button in the upper-left corner of the screen if you’re using portrait mode (short edges parallel to the ground) to see a list of all your notes. If you sync notes with more than one account, such as iCloud, Google, or Yahoo!, you’ll see buttons for All Notes as well as buttons for notes synced with each service.

  • When the list is onscreen (hint: It’s always visible when you hold your iPad in landscape mode with the longer edges parallel to the ground), just tap a note to open and view, edit, or modify it.

  • Tap the Action icon near the top-right corner of the screen (it looks like an arrow coming out of a square), to send the note using the Mail or Messages apps, copy the note to the clipboard, or print the note.

  • Tap the Trash icon near the top-right corner of the screen to delete the note.

Like most iPad apps, your notes are saved automatically while you type them so that you can quit Notes at any time without losing a single character.

You can sync Notes with your Mac and other devices via iCloud. Unlike other sync functions, you don’t enable Notes syncing in iTunes. Instead, you enable it in Settings→iCloud on your iPad and System Preferences→iCloud on your Mac.

And that’s all she wrote. You now know what you need to know about creating and managing notes with Notes.