How to Undo/Redo in Apple Notes App

If you ever make a mistake when using Apple Notes, you have a couple of ways to quickly undo and redo your changes.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 5, 2022

If you ever make a mistake when using Apple Notes, you have a couple of ways to quickly undo and redo your changes. Let’s explore how they work on your iPhone.

This is for devices using Apple Notes. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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Enable Shake to Undo

If you use Notes on your iPhone, let’s ensure that Shake to Undo is enabled. For iOS 15 or higher, head to:

Settings > Accessibility > Touch

and enable the toggle Shake to Undo to ON. Refer to the below image:

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Enable Shake to Undo toggle

Undo/Redo By a Shake

First, make sure the note in which you want to undo or redo changes is open on your iPhone. See the below image:

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The Apple Note with incorrect spelling

Next, bring up the Undo menu by shaking your phone. Just do this as if you are shaking a bottle.

Now, you see an Undo Typing menu. Tap Undo here to delete the changes you just made to your note. See the following image:

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Selecting Undo option

Next, if you would like to redo your changes, shake your iPhone again. This time, in the Undo Typing menu, tap the Redo Typing option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Undo Typing option

Undo/Redo By a Menu

If your movement is restricted, use the menu option to undo and redo your changes.

First, on your Note’s screen, tap the Markup icon at the bottom. See the below image:

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Selecting Markup option

Next, you will see two icons at the top of your Note’s screen. The arrow pointing in the left direction is for undoing changes, and the arrow pointing in the right direction is for redoing changes. Tap one of these two icons. See the following image:

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Selecting Undo or Redo option

And your changes will be made to your current note.

Undo Deleted Notes

If you have mistakenly deleted a note, you can also undo that note deletion. Your removed notes are available to restore for up to 30 days.

First, in the Notes app, open the Recently Deleted folder. Refer to the below mage:

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Selecting the Recently Deleted folder

Next, in the top right-hand corner, select Edit and choose the note(s) to recover. Then, in the bottom left-hand corner, tap Move. See the below image:

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Selecting an Apple Note to be moved

Now, select the folder in which you would like to store your notes. See the following image:

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Choosing a folder for the deleted note to be moved to

And your deleted notes are now back.

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