RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 22, 2021
Apple Notes syncs between devices for anyone with an Apple ID, which is required to use devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Unfortunately, there’s no native app for Windows or Android users, but the web version can make a suitable substitute. Let’s explore how to use Apple Notes on the web.
This is for devices using Notes on iCloud
Turn on iCloud Sync for Notes
If you use Apple Notes on an Apple device, first ensure you have iCloud sync enabled so that new notes and changes are pushed to all of your devices. This should be enabled by default, but it’s a good idea to check.
First, on an iPhone or iPad, you can do this under:
Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud
and enabling the Apple Notes setting. Refer to the below image:
On a Mac, this can be turned on under:
System Preferences > Apple ID
and checkmark the Notes setting.
When making notes, make sure that you are placing them in your iCloud folders since it’s possible to have offline folders too that are device-specific. See the below image:
Once enabled, new notes will be placed in iCloud by default.
Access Notes in a Browser via iCloud
Next, with your Mac, iPhone, and iPad now syncing Apple Notes to iCloud, you can access them using a web browser by heading to iCloud.com and logging in with your Apple ID. See the following image:
Now, you may need to pass a two-factor authentication check, so make sure you choose to Trust this computer if you want to log in faster in the future. You should only trust personal computers and smartphones that you own, and never trust a computer or device that you share with others. Refer to the below image:
Next, once you are in, click on Notes to see a web-based version of the Apple Notes app. You can use this to access and edit existing notes, create new ones, and share with other iCloud users. See the below image:
While you can access locked notes by entering your Apple ID password, you can not apply a lock to existing or new notes. See the following image for a listing of your Notes:
Turn iCloud Into an App on Windows or Android
Now, you can keep Apple Notes open in its own pinned tab, but it may be more convenient to turn the web app into an application or shortcut you can run from your Start menu or Android home screen.
- Windows users can do this using Chrome or Edge, pin it to your Taskbar, and apply a custom icon if you like. You will need to log in from time to time, but as long as you Trust your browser when entering the two-factor authentication code this process will not be quite as tedious.
- Android users can also do this using Chrome, which places a shortcut on your home screen.
Next, you will receive a message about signing in to iCloud from a browser. Refer to the below image:
Apple Notes is just one service you can take advantage of using a browser thanks to iCloud’s web interface.
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