Question about notes password protection

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samitch, May 19, 2016.

  1. Samitch macrumors newbie

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    If I lock my notes on my iphone with a password, can someone who has access to my iCloud account view my notes without having to enter the password?
    In other words, would iCloud.com ask for the note's password or would it just display the note presuming the other person is the owner since he managed to log into my iCloud?
    Thanks
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Why would someone else have access to your iCloud account? That's the bigger problem.
     
  3. Samitch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Girlfriend. Some times I prepare surprises that I don't want her knowing about in advance and some other times it's just personal stuff.
    Back to the question, any answers?
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    You can create folders and notes in the Notes app and stipulate that those items only be kept on your iPhone and not in iCloud.

    From: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12081?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US

    Notes on your devices
    When you make changes using Notes on iCloud.com, they appear automatically in Notes on your iOS devices and Mac computers that are signed in to the same iCloud account, and vice versa. You can also view your up-to-date iCloud notes in Microsoft Outlook on your Windows computer set up for iCloud.

    However, if you upgrade your iCloud account in the Notes app on a device with iOS 9 or later or OS X v10.11 or later:

    • Your notes on those devices and on iCloud.com aren’t kept up to date with notes on any of your devices with iOS 8.4.1 or earlier, OS X v10.10.5 or earlier, or Windows.

    • Your notes are no longer stored in your icloud email account.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Or he can use Evernote or Google Keep.
     
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Good point. There are tons of good note apps out there; Evernote, Notability, Documents (by Readdle), not to mention the many file manager apps that can create and store notes.
     
  7. lordofthereef, May 19, 2016
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    lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Unsure why people who have no idea what the answer is are bothering to respond and even ask about motives.

    The answer is that a locked note cannot be viewed in other devices without entering password. You will see the title (i.e. First line), but that's it. Make sure you don't select Touch ID because a valid Touch ID (on either device) will also unlock the note.

    I just tested this on my sons SE by locking a note on my 6s plus.
     
  8. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Why don't you just test it?

    I did it now with logging in to icloud.com and had to enter the password.
     
  9. Samitch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    God, finally answers related to the question.
    Much appreciated <3
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    What the heck is this about? LOL
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    edit it yourself. I cannot.

    How did you get that demigoddess title? :eek:
     
  12. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    I mean just edit your post with a quote from something that isn't even in the thread. :D Or just leave it there it's nothing really private or bad in it... :p But hasn't anything to do with the topic.

    That's a secret how I got the title. ;)
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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  14. Armen macrumors 604

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    What If I want BattleMaster WarLord Armen Hammer as a title?
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Hahaha unfortunately not. Only the above two I believe.
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    shucks!
     

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