How do you undo in Notes?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by kat.hayes, May 15, 2018.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    After holding down delete and deleting lots of lines of text it ends up going too far and there does not seem to be a way to undo in Notes. Is there a way to do this?

  2. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    I’m assuming your on an iPad?

    The bottom left corner of notes should have undo and redo buttons. However you won’t see these buttons when you are in multitasking (split screen or slide over) when using a smaller screen. I’m using iPad Pro 9.7” and it doesn’t show these buttons when multitasking.

    Hope that helps.

    P.S. Also, if you have keyboard shortcuts enabled you can use the undo button top left corner of your onscreen keyboard, but this is a bit fiddly in notes if you want to undo multiple times. If you use this method and it only undoes part of what you want you must press on the screen to get cursor and get rid of highlighted text and then press the undo button again.
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Actually, I was referring to my iPhone.

    I did not see an undo and redo button on the phone.
  4. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    Sorry I’m not sure about the iPhone but I assume there might not be any redo button in the notes app. However you should be able to use the keyboard undo/redo button if keyboard shortcuts is enabled.

    To enable, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts
  5. hugo_miguel macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2017
    You can shake the phone if you have that option enabled.
  6. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    Yeah. "Shake to undo" has been available on the iPhone for a long, long time – I think it's waned so much that people might not actually… know about it. I'd presumed it was meant to be the default method of undoing in Notes.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I don't think that option is present on the iPhone.
  8. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    I have shake to undo enabled, though it doesnt seem to work for me in Notes.
  9. Banglazed macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    You need to put in a little more effort :p

    If you did it right, you would’ve seen this.

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  10. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2010
    Works ok in notes here. If it’s still not working, disable/re-enable shake to undo and try again.


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