How to View Notes in Gallery View in the Notes App

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Apple's Notes app is a handy, native application that's one of the best note-taking apps available for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 13 and iPadOS came with new features for the Notes app, including the ability to view notes in Gallery View. Gallery View allows Notes users to see all their entries with or without visual thumbnails, making it easier to find particular notes.

Related: How to Pin a Note to the Top of Your Notes List on the iPhone & iPad

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How to See Your Notes in Gallery View:

  1. Open the Notes app.
  2. Tap Notes.

    open the notes app on iphonetap notes in the notes app
     
  3. Tap a Folder to open it, then pull down slightly on your screen.
  4. Tap the Gallery View icon to see your notes in thumbnail arrangement.

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  5. Tap Sort by Date Edited if you'd like to change the arrangement of your notes. (The sort option will not appear in the iCloud notes folder.)
  6. Now you have the option to sort your notes by Date Edited, Date Created, or Title.

    decide how you'd like the thumbnails sortedchoose gallery view sorting option

Gallery View is even more helpful when there's a photo or video attached to each note; it makes it easy to tell notes apart at a glance.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.