How to Write Notes on Your iPad

Using the Notes app on your iPad is kind of like grabbing a sticky note, jotting your thoughts down, pulling off the note, and sticking it somewhere. iPad’s Notes App includes editing tools to select, cut, copy, and paste. After you write them, your notes are saved in a list of notes so you can easily find the one you need.

To create a note, follow these steps:

1Tap the Notes app icon on the Home screen.

The Notes app opens.

If you’re in portrait orientation and want to see the list of saved notes beside the current note, switch to landscape orientation on your iPad or tap the Notes button at the top left.

2Tap the New Note button (the one with the + symbol on it) in the top-right corner.

A new, blank note appears.

3Tap the blank page.

The onscreen keyboard appears.

4Tap keys on the keyboard to enter text.

If you want to enter numbers or symbols, tap either of the keys labeled .?123 on the keyboard. The numbers keyboard appears. When you want to return to the regular keyboard, tap either of the keys labeled ABC.

To capitalize a letter, tap the Shift key at the same time that you tap the letter. When you want to start a new paragraph or the next item in a list, tap the Return key. To edit text, tap the text you want to edit and use the Delete key to delete text to the left of the cursor or type new text.