Lock and Password Protect personal notes in OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan have come up with a whole new feature to lock the notes. The notes in OS X was one of the handiest features; many users complained about the lack of privacy as many started using it to store private and confidential information like Passwords, Mobile Number and Email Ids. In such a scenario the notes have become accessible to anyone who access the computer.

Finally after the last update, Apple have come up with a feature through which we could lock the notes for private access. The good news is that the feature could be implemented on every note correctly, so next time if you use any public computer in your office; you could lock some private information for limited access to other users.

Make Notes Password Protect In Mac OS X

  1. Make a note as shown in the picture, choose the option by right clicking or the option of lock symbol denoted on the top bar after selecting the particular note you need to lock How to Lock Notes in Mac
  2. As required, enter your password and confirm by entering the same password again in the ‘Verify’ column
    Note: Make sure to give yourself a good hint so that you could recognise it in even the worst condition How to Lock Notes in Mac
  3. Your note is locked now, to unlock the same you need to enter the password. It should pointed out that the option to get the password will not come to you turns off the application and start it back again.How to Lock Notes in Mac

What if I forget the Password

Nothing could do if you forget the password. It’s advisable to ensure reliability by entering a not familiar and secure password for your handiness.

Apple’s OS X 10.11.4 introduces support for password-protected Notes along with iOS 9.3 update. To ensure cross compatibility, you need to do the following steps.

  1. Navigate to System Preferences.
  2. Click on iCloud.
  3. Scroll until you see “Notes” and make sure the box is checked.

It’s very easy to setup password in the notes in OS X, rather the neediest option. One outcome discovered so far is non-availability of an option to lock the notes as in bulk. One needs to select and do it manually.