How to Enable the “On My iPhone” Account in Notes

The Notes app on the iPhone is a great place to jot down ideas and save information that you think you may need again in the future. Typically the notes that you create will sync with an account that you have already set up on the device, such as your iCloud account.

But you also have the option of saving your notes directly to your iPhone if you would prefer. If you have been wanting to switch to this local storage method for your Notes app, then our tutorial below will show you a setting that you need to enable to make that happen.


How to Have an “On My iPhone” Notes Option on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. This is going to save notes that you create in that account directly to your device. This differs from the other Notes accounts that you may have been using in that those those were saved in the cloud with whatever account you were previously using. Note that this will not affect the other Notes accounts that are already on the device. Only notes that you save to the “On My iPhone” account will be stored locally on the phone.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open iphone settings



Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Notes option.

iphone 7 notes settings



Step 3: Tap the button to the right of “On My iPhone” Account to activate it. The setting is turned on and the account is available when there is green shading around the button. I have enabled it in the picture below.

how to enable the on my iphone notes account



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