How to Use the iPad’s Notes App - dummies

How to Use the iPad’s Notes App

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Notes on the iPad is an application that enables you to create 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 + button in the upper-right corner to start a new note.

    The virtual keyboard appears.

  3. Type a note, such as the one shown here.


You can dictate your note if you’re using a third-generation iPad.

Other things you can do before you quit the iPad’s Notes app:

  • Tap the Notes button in the upper-left corner of the screen to see a list of all your notes. When the list is onscreen, just tap a note to open and view, edit, or modify it.

  • Tap the left- or right-arrow button at the bottom of the screen to read the previous or next note.

  • Tap the Action icon at the bottom of the screen (it looks like an arrow trying to escape a rectangle), to e-mail the note using the Mail application or print the note using the Print application.

  • Tap the Trash icon at the bottom 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 computer and, via the Settings app’s Notes pane, you can choose from one of three available fonts: Noteworthy, Helvetica, and Marker Felt.