1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I updated to IOS 9 last night, everything seems to be going great, but I wanted to check out the new notes app. So when I go into it I can see the new folders, but I don't have any of the new options to do checklists, or sketch. Has anyone else seen this? Or have a fix for it?
    09-17-2015 07:45 AM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I'm not having that issue. Have you started a new note and selected the "+" option to reveal the tools?
    09-17-2015 07:53 AM
  3. ipadgeek's Avatar
    Yeah I saw that you needed to do that, but I don't even have the + button.

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    09-17-2015 08:04 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. Select one of your notes.

    Updated to IOS 9, but my notes app isn't showing the new features?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1442495616.834896.jpg

    2. Select one of the new tools at the bottom.

    Updated to IOS 9, but my notes app isn't showing the new features?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1442495717.131834.jpg

    3. If you select the drawing tool, you will see more tool options.

    Updated to IOS 9, but my notes app isn't showing the new features?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1442495754.453500.jpg
    09-17-2015 08:16 AM
  5. ipadgeek's Avatar
    Yeah that is what I thought, but here is a screenshot of mine.

    Updated to IOS 9, but my notes app isn't showing the new features?-picture.jpg
    09-17-2015 08:19 AM
  6. ipadgeek's Avatar
    Ahh I see, I don't remember seeing that, but it looks like I didn't. Is there even away to prompt it to upgrade without a reset?
    09-17-2015 08:28 AM
  7. ledennis's Avatar
    I was having the same problem. I finally realized that I was in the Gmail folder because that's where all my old notes were stored. But if you create a new note under "ON MY IPHONE" on the opening screen you will should see all the new stuff.
    09-17-2015 01:02 PM
  8. Simran Gandhi1's Avatar
    Hey
    I tried new note in my phone notes, but no luck.. I tried to open safari and safe a tab in notes as the part of the new feature, it says "upgrade your notes" To send to a note, you'll need to go to notes and upgrade your iCloud account. when I go to notes, the edit option is not highlighted I can't use it.
    09-17-2015 01:39 PM
  9. Simran Gandhi1's Avatar
    Hey
    I tried new note in my phone notes, but no luck.. I tried to open safari and safe a tab in notes as the part of the new feature, it says "upgrade your notes" To send to a note, you'll need to go to notes and upgrade your iCloud account. when I go to notes, the edit option is not highlighted I can't use it.
    09-17-2015 01:40 PM
  10. Simran Gandhi1's Avatar
    I finally figured it out.. Go to -- Settings -- iCloud -- See if you are synced with Notes (Even if you are close and select again) -- After that, the upgrade notes page will be back on your screen. If not when you open notes you will see a small upgrade option next to "ON MY PHONE".
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    09-17-2015 01:57 PM
  11. Olivia De Coste's Avatar
    I've noticed that too...does anyone know if it's because I'm using an iPod touch? Does the update still work with them?
    09-17-2015 02:40 PM
  12. rsbitting's Avatar
    I have a second generation Ipad with Retina Display and I can't get it to work for anything, tried all the suggestions here. I read someplace that they said it wasn't going to work on older devices. Seems hard to believe that drawing in a note requires more processing power since every other app seems to do it okay. If so, it is very petty of Apple to deliberately leave out such features in the hopes of getting us to upgrade to newer hardware. By the way, I have a IPhone 6 plus (last year's "old" model and the drawing in notes works fine, I can even see the drawings on the ipad but there are no editing tools to modify them). iSad :-(
    09-18-2015 04:10 AM
  13. Rock Raghava's Avatar
    I updated to IOS 9 last night, everything seems to be going great, but I wanted to check out the new notes app. So when I go into it I can see the new folders, but I don't have any of the new options to do checklists, or sketch. Has anyone else seen this? Or have a fix for it?
    09-18-2015 07:44 AM
  14. iProblem's Avatar
    I have the same problem. I have updated to iOS 9 on my 3rd generation iPad. I did update my Notes app. But I do not have any of the new formatting options. I tried starting a new note under On My IPad as suggested. But still nothing. I checked iCloud and I do have Notes turned on. I tried turning Notes off in the iCloud setting to turn it back on. But I got the warning that if I turned it off, all notes would be removed from my iPad. So I cancelled that. I don't want to risk losing my notes.
    Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
    09-18-2015 12:21 PM
  15. Russ Herald's Avatar
    I'm in exactly the same situation. 3rd gen iPad. I can make lists in notes, copy url's and change text size and type. But I can't draw anything, and can't find the option anywhere.
    Updated to IOS 9, but my notes app isn't showing the new features?-image.jpg
    09-19-2015 06:34 AM
  16. Kellie Smith2's Avatar
    Had the same problem but figured out that your notes need to be in your iCloud folder. Even though I had iCloud on they weren't in iCloud folder. Just hit edit and select move all and move them to iCloud folder. After I did that all features worked.
    09-19-2015 06:54 AM
  17. Artiste212's Avatar
    I figured this out on an iPhone 5S. Here's how to upgrade:
    1. Open any note in the app
    2. On the top left, press the back arrow. This should show a Notes list.
    3. On the top left, press the back arrow a second time. This screen is labeled "Folders"
    4. On the second line on the far right, in gold color is "Upgrade". PRESS THIS!

    This starts the upgrade process. Make sure you either already have El Cap or don't mind not being able to sync with your Mac until you get it.
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    09-20-2015 12:59 PM
  18. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Did you upgrade Notes? When you first opened it after installing iOS 9, you should have been presented with an option to upgrade your notes. You have to do that before you see the new tools.
    I figured this out on an iPhone 5S. Here's how to upgrade:
    1. Open any note in the app
    2. On the top left, press the back arrow. This should show a Notes list.
    3. On the top left, press the back arrow a second time. This screen is labeled "Folders"
    4. On the second line on the far right, in gold color is "Upgrade". PRESS THIS!

    This starts the upgrade process. Make sure you either already have El Cap or don't mind not being able to sync with your Mac until you get it.
    Good question and better answer by one of our Mods to pick up on the upgrade, I did it but would not have picked up on it to answer like she did. Glad it all worked out for the other members as well.
    09-20-2015 02:02 PM
  19. ykmc's Avatar
    I have the same issue on my 3 rd gen ipad. These features work fine on my iphone 6P. I am suspecting these are not available on 3rd gen ipad.
    09-21-2015 07:37 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have the same issue on my 3 rd gen ipad. These features work fine on my iphone 6P. I am suspecting these are not available on 3rd gen ipad.
    Is Notes toggled on for iCloud in Settings on the iPad? If not, toggle Notes on in iCloud. Toggle Notes OFF for email accounts.
    09-21-2015 08:32 AM
  21. ykmc's Avatar
    Yes, it is on for icloud and i see my notes and drawing as well that i edited using my iphone 6P. I cann't edit the drawing on my ipad, it shows as picture.
    09-21-2015 05:19 PM
  22. halman707's Avatar
    I have an iPad mini 2 and could not see the squiggly symbol to bring up the tools for drawing. I didn't get any instructions to convert my notes probably because none of my notes are in the iCloud. I'm using Google to store all my notes. I turned on notes for the iCloud. Copied one af my old notes to the iCloud and selected it and the tools appeared. It appears you must have your notes in the iCloud.
    09-21-2015 10:28 PM
  23. Jack Sonntag's Avatar
    Same old notes app here too
    09-28-2015 11:29 AM
  24. sj1615's Avatar
    Hi i've read forum #18 and tried it with my iphone 5s. But it only goes back to the folders. How can I fix my notes?

    -thanks in advance
    11-06-2015 12:38 PM
  25. sj1615's Avatar
    Hi i have the same iPhone but I cant press back second time so i'm stuck to folders.
    -thanks in advance
    11-06-2015 12:42 PM
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