Using Microsoft OneNote on the iPad with voiceover?

iOS and iPadOS


For awhile now, I've been using Microsoft OneNote, and loving it!

However, I'm having some iPad-specific issues that I'd like to see if anyone else has experienced, and found workarounds for.
They are:
1. The area where you're supposed to write can't be activated with voiceover
2. It's difficult to access your notebooks
3. Unless I'm doing something wrong, its impossible to access your sticky notes.

I'm successfully using the app on 2 Windows computers, as well as my iphone.
So, can anyone help make that a reality on my 11-inch iPad pro.



Submitted by Cowboy on Saturday, February 6, 2021

I am on the 10.5 inch iPad Pro and not having those issues. I think I had the issue of not being able to write a title on a page once but I backed out to the list of notebooks, went back in, and it worked.

Sorry I couldn’t be more help. Just a thought, but if you’re on an iPad, do you have a keyboard? If so, look up the Microsoft support documents for 1Note accessibility on the Mac and see if the same shortcut keys work.

Submitted by Skippy on Saturday, February 6, 2021

In reply to by Cowboy


No, I don’t have a keyboard. I either dictate, use Braille screen input or my focus 40 braille display, to enter text. I will also type, if it’s relatively short.

Submitted by CMX1409 on Sunday, March 14, 2021

I read this post because I am about to get an iPad and was looking for a Notes app to use on both Windows and iPad. It looks like you've just rules out my first choice....Oh well.