Trouble Figuring Out How To Use Notes App For Checklists

iOS and iPadOS

When I first upgraded to IOS 9.3, I saw the button to make a checklist in Notes, along with the other new features. I can't find that stuff anymore. Could I have turned something off to make the new features disappear? I was going to make a check list, so I tried to follow some directions, but can't figure this out.





Submitted by Jesus R on Thursday, June 23, 2016

I found that if you toggle the sidebar, you get all of these options. I, too was going to make a check list but could not figure out how to append different things to a checklist. Is it by making them a new line, or what's going on with this?

All you have to do is double-tap as though you were going to edit a normal text file. Notes will open and you can reacd each checklist item. You can add or insert items just by inserting lines. Make sure you listen to VoiceOver, though, if you want to add an item to the top or bottom to make sure you are inside the list. If you move by character, you can tell by listening when you go inside or outside the list. You can also turn the rotor and read by line to hear the lines in your file that are checklist items and which are plain text. You can have plain text and a checklist in the same note. I haven't yet attempted to see if I can put multiple checklists in a file.

Submitted by Jim Homme on Thursday, June 23, 2016

I couldn't make checklists because the note I was writing was in my Exchange account. Exchange doesn't have this feature, so it didn't work. It works with notes stored on my phone or iCloud. I also have a Google account. I'm unsure if it works there or not.

Submitted by Siobhan on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hi all. I'm glad i found this topic. is anyone willing to do a quick podcast? I can't make heads or tails of this thing. Thanks.