1. Cyder's Avatar
    So I upgraded to the new iPhone and forgot to remove my password lock from this note that I had locked in my previous phone. I tried to open the note with the password I placed at the time(6months ago), it's telling me it's wrong and my hint isn't helping at all. I've tried every password I can think of that I would use and nothing I working.

    Is there a way to go about unlocking this note either by iTunes or a backup reset or am I SOL and should just forgot about what's inside the note? I've tried google searching some answers but nothing is showing me a backend way of doing this. Only stuff that is already in the settings to reset the password (if you know what the old one is).

    Any help would be appreciated!
    11-02-2016 08:20 PM
  2. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    You are out of luck. You will have to have the password that belonged to that Note to open it. Unfortunately there is no back way around it.
    11-02-2016 08:47 PM
  3. Cyder's Avatar
    Yea that's what I figured. I'm surprised apple has it this way though. Oh well, lesson learned. Thanks for the reply!
    11-02-2016 08:55 PM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Yea that's what I figured. I'm surprised apple has it this way though. Oh well, lesson learned. Thanks for the reply!
    I'm happy they have!
    11-02-2016 09:23 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm happy they have!
    Me too... Otherwise what's the point of the password if easily bypassed?
    11-03-2016 10:39 AM
  6. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Me too... Otherwise what's the point of the password if easily bypassed?
    Exactly!
    11-03-2016 11:05 AM
  7. oagalvezt's Avatar
    So I upgraded to the new iPhone and forgot to remove my password lock from this note that I had locked in my previous phone. I tried to open the note with the password I placed at the time(6months ago), it's telling me it's wrong and my hint isn't helping at all. I've tried every password I can think of that I would use and nothing I working.

    Is there a way to go about unlocking this note either by iTunes or a backup reset or am I SOL and should just forgot about what's inside the note? I've tried google searching some answers but nothing is showing me a backend way of doing this. Only stuff that is already in the settings to reset the password (if you know what the old one is).

    Any help would be appreciated!
    I've had the same issue. Solved accessing to the note through my iphone with "Touch ID" access. Copied the content to a new note with different password. Then, erased original note (Touch ID required again). Hope it helps.
    10-09-2017 07:32 PM
  8. stevo_ie's Avatar
    I've had the same issue. Solved accessing to the note through my iphone with "Touch ID" access. Copied the content to a new note with different password. Then, erased original note (Touch ID required again). Hope it helps.
    I have the same problem, created a note on an old iphone without TouchID and now cant access the contents as forget the password.

    How did you do this? Did you unlock the note, copy and create a new one, or am I missing something?
    10-30-2018 03:30 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have the same problem, created a note on an old iphone without TouchID and now cant access the contents as forget the password.

    How did you do this? Did you unlock the note, copy and create a new one, or am I missing something?
    Welcome to iMore! I believe he answered your questions in the post you quoted. He unlocked the note using Touch ID, then copied the contents to a new note so he didn’t have to worry about using a password any longer. Since you don’t have Touch ID I’m afraid you’re out of luck.
    10-30-2018 05:32 AM
  10. microwaveuwu's Avatar
    So I upgraded to the new iPhone and forgot to remove my password lock from this note that I had locked in my previous phone. I tried to open the note with the password I placed at the time(6months ago), it's telling me it's wrong and my hint isn't helping at all. I've tried every password I can think of that I would use and nothing I working.

    Is there a way to go about unlocking this note either by iTunes or a backup reset or am I SOL and should just forgot about what's inside the note? I've tried google searching some answers but nothing is showing me a backend way of doing this. Only stuff that is already in the settings to reset the password (if you know what the old one is).

    Any help would be appreciated!
    I FOUND IT AHHH
    okay so;
    1. go to settings
    2. type 'notes' into the search bar at the top
    3. click the notes app
    4. click 'password'
    5. click 'reset password'
    6. enter your apple ID password
    7. reset the password
    8. put a hint that's actually a hint and select 'use touch ID' [reccomended]
    05-17-2021 07:15 AM
  11. Annie_M's Avatar
    I FOUND IT AHHH
    okay so;
    1. go to settings
    2. type 'notes' into the search bar at the top
    3. click the notes app
    4. click 'password'
    5. click 'reset password'
    6. enter your apple ID password
    7. reset the password
    8. put a hint that's actually a hint and select 'use touch ID' [reccomended]
    Hello and welcome to More! Thanks for such a helpful answer. When you get a chance, please take a minute to introduce yourself here!
    05-17-2021 08:00 AM
  12. IphoneUser805's Avatar
    I FOUND IT AHHH
    okay so;
    1. go to settings
    2. type 'notes' into the search bar at the top
    3. click the notes app
    4. click 'password'
    5. click 'reset password'
    6. enter your apple ID password
    7. reset the password
    8. put a hint that's actually a hint and select 'use touch ID' [reccomended]
    This is so useful!
    It would help me a lot to know - What version of iOS are you using?
    I have the latest version 14.6 and an iPhone 11 (so face ID, not touch ID) - and it doesn't work.
    I'm tempted to get an older touch ID phone and restore to it. Those notes are nearly priceless to me 😬
    06-01-2021 01:46 PM

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