Among many useful features introduced in iOS 11, instant notes on iPad Pro stands apart. Following the latest iOS release, iPad Pro users can instantly tap into Notes app even as the screen is locked. Albeit iPad Pro users have to use Apple Pencil to use this feature. This enables users to quickly jot down something in Notes app. To use instant notes on iPad Pro Lock Screen with Apple Pencil in iOS 11, you need to enable this feature from the Settings.

Since this feature requires Apple Pencil, you need to ensure that your Pencil is fully charged. Once you enable this feature, you can disable it if you don’t want to use it on your iPad Pro. Moreover, you can also customize how long a recently added note is accessible from the lock screen on your iPad Pro. Let’s now delve into the use of instant notes on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil in iOS 11.

How to Use Instant Notes on iPad Pro Lock Screen with Apple Pencil in iOS 11

How to Enable Instant Notes on iPad Pro in iOS 11

You can open a new note directly on the locked iPad Pro in iOS 11 with your Apple Pencil. First, you need to enable this feature on your device.

Step #1: Open Settings app on iPad Pro.

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Step #2: Now, tap on Notes.

Step #3: Next, turn the slider next to ‘Allow on Lock Screen’ on.

How to Use Instant Notes on Locked Screen of iPad Pro with Apple Pencil on iOS 11

Instant Notes can be accessed on your iPad Pro only and you have to use your Apple Pencil to use Instant Notes. So connect your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro and tap the screen of your iPad Pro. Remember that you don’t need to unlock the screen; just awake the screen.

A note will automatically appear on the iPad screen; in case you want to open a different note or close the Notes app altogether, you need to type in your passcode or use Touch ID to log into your iPad Pro.

How to Customize how Long a Recently Added Note is Accessible from the Lock Screen

You have created instant notes with your Apple Pencil on iPad Pro in iOS 11. But how long will you be able to access that instant note? Thankfully, you can customize how long you can access recently added note from the lock screen.

Step #1: Open Settings on your iPad Pro.

Step #2: Tap on Notes.

Step #3: Under the LOCK SCREEN section, you need to tap on Resume to Previous Note option.

Step #4: Here, you get six options: Never, 5 Minutes, 15 Minutes, 1 Hour, All Day, and Always.

You can select any of the above options and the notes you have recently used will appear for the selected period of time.

How to Disable Instant Notes on iPad Pro in iOS 11

When you are away, anybody can access to this instant notes on your iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. You wish you could disable instant notes on iPad Pro in iOS 11.

Step #1: Open Settings app on iPad Pro.

Step #2: Next, tap on Notes.

Step #3: Now turn the slider next to ‘Allow on Lock Screen’ off.

That’s it!

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