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Old 28-07-2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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Password on Notes - how to change or remove it entirely?

Hi guru there, as the subject and I have followed the procedures given by Apple support. However, I am still unable to remove or change the password created in Notes. I have no issue using Face Recognition to gain access to those Notes with locked feature. I can also remember my Apple ID which I believe it is ties to icloud too. I was able to get into the reset password page and changed it but then when I returned to the Notes, it failed again. Is there anyway, I can resolve this issue? Thanks in advance.
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Old 28-07-2020, 09:33 PM   #2
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Hi guru there, as the subject and I have followed the procedures given by Apple support. However, I am still unable to remove or change the password created in Notes. I have no issue using Face Recognition to gain access to those Notes with locked feature. I can also remember my Apple ID which I believe it is ties to icloud too. I was able to get into the reset password page and changed it but then when I returned to the Notes, it failed again. Is there anyway, I can resolve this issue? Thanks in advance.
I think the password on the Notes app could be a password that was separately setup that might be different from the Apple ID.
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Old 28-07-2020, 11:06 PM   #3
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What do you mean exactly? You canít change at settings > notes > password?
Try to unlock old locked notes, sync it den lock them back with new password?
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Old 29-07-2020, 08:11 AM   #4
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What do you mean exactly? You canít change at settings > notes > password?
Try to unlock old locked notes, sync it den lock them back with new password?
Hi, to answer your first part, I managed to reset the password at setting and also managed to change to new password with hint. After changing successfully, when I returned to the Notes, using the new password, it was unsuccessful and the hint was still the old one.

Honestly and sorry, I donít own a personal laptop and I believe I am unable to sync this?

Lastly, I even tried to delete an existing notes by creating a new one thinking that
I can use the newly created password but I was disappointed. By the way, can I just using the lock 🔐 without any password? Thanks in advance.
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Old 29-07-2020, 08:12 AM   #5
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I think the password on the Notes app could be a password that was separately setup that might be different from the Apple ID.
Agreed. But how to remove this password created which I have forgotten? TIA.
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Old 29-07-2020, 08:48 AM   #6
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Agreed. But how to remove this password created which I have forgotten? TIA.
I donít think you can remove a password that you have forgotten without doing a restore
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Old 29-07-2020, 09:08 AM   #7
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I don’t think you can remove a password that you have forgotten without doing a restore
Thanks. Sian. I more concerned when I switch to another iphone, would this still haunt me? Thanks.

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Thanks. Sian. I more concerned when I switch to another iphone, would this still haunt me? Thanks.
if you do icloud restore, it might
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Old 29-07-2020, 09:39 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, if you had forgotten the password for some of the notes, there is no way to retrieve them.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT20...orgot_password

In order to forget and reset/change the password for the notes to take place, the notes must have already been unlocked.

Else, the (new) password will not be updated or changed to the locked notes.
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Old 30-07-2020, 10:38 AM   #10
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Hi there,

I managed to resolve the issue though is a bit lame. Firstly, I "reset password" in Setting -> Notes and created a new password for Notes. Thereafter, what I did was to copy those contents in Notes with old(or forgotten) password to a new Notes with new password generated, after I have successfully copied the contents to the new Notes, I deleted the old Notes with old(or forgotten) password.

Thanks guys for your advice.
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