How To Fix Quick Notes Not Working On iPad In iPadOS 15
Last updated on September 29th, 2021 at 01:24 amPosted in TILs by Mike on September 23, 2021
Is the new Quick Notes feature not working on iPad? You’ve updated to iPadOS 15 but you can’t open the floating quick note window, from the bottom-right corner of the screen? Neither swiping up with your finger or tapping with the Apple Pencil brings up the Quick Note interface?
How To Fix Quick Notes Not Working
Important: Unfortunately, not all iPad models that are able to run iPadOS 15 are also compatible with Quick Notes. According to Apple, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 aren’t not supporting this feature!
1. Restart iPad
First, you should reboot your iPad. Minor glitches like this one, could be solved by a new start.
How to: You can either switch your iPad OFF and turn it back ON, a couple of seconds later or use the force restart trick!
2. Reinstall Notes
Next, you should delete Notes and install it back. In fact, I recommend you to offload the app to allow iPadOS 15 to automatically restore your documents and settings after you reinstall:
How to: Browse for Settings -> General -> iPad Storage -> Notes -> Offload App. Wait a couple of seconds and tap on Reinstall.
3. Use Quick Notes Button
In iPadOS 15 you can add a Quick Notes shortcut to the Control Center and use it as a workaround to open the quick notes window in case the swipe gesture or Apple Pencil tap fail to work.
How to: Open Settings and browse for Control Center. In the More Controls list, tap on the green + icon, available next to Quick Note! Now, whenever the quick note gesture doesn’t work you can swipe for Control Center and use the button!
Have you managed to fix the Quick Notes not working in iPadOS 15? Did any of the above tips help out? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
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– Storage bug triggers iPhone Storage Almost Full notification, when there’s obviously enough free space available!
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I tried your tip but has not helped me. When I tap on quick note in the control center nothing happens.
Strange, but no idea
What iPad model are you owning?
I use the budget IPad 6th gen. i tried everything and it’s still not working on my iPad
Sorry to hear this. Perhaps you will get it with iPadOS 15.1 which should be due next week alongside iOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1.
Thanks for the notes, but mine doesn’t work either.
I’ve restarted the ipad and reinstalled the notes, but still cannot use quick notes.
Nothing happens when I tap the quick notes on the control panel, and nothing happens when I swipe bottom right corner.
I use ipad mini 4.
Mike, it’s mentioned in the article that unfortunately the Quick Notes feature isn’t available for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4!
Sorry… perhaps they will add it in a future update.
Scrolling is eye-straining in iPad mini 6, iPadOS 15!
Hi i tried your tip but it didnt work on my ipad pro 11inch 2020
What happens when you tap on Quick Note in. the Control Center?
Same problem as Nicole, when tapping quick note in control center, nothing happens. Running iPad Pro 2020, IOS 15.0
Have you tried offloading and reinstalling Notes?
yes i idi, i tried all of your tips, still no luck
Sorry to hear this. Hopefully, it will start working in an upcoming software update. Have you also tried to contact Apple and ask them about it?
I had a problem getting it to work on my new iPad 12. Turns out I deleted the app on my previous iPad. Make sure you have the notes app downloaded. After frustration, this small oversight was the issue. Works perfectly now. Just a thought.
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah missing the Notes app, will surly make Quick Notes unavailable! ;) Thanks for the heads-up!
Thank you David..works great now.
Thanks for confirming Elaine.
This worked for me; many thanks! Now can take full advantage with my Apple Pencil on my iPad Mini 6!
You’re welcome. Glad it did! Enjoy.
The reboot didnt work, but uninstalling Notes, then re-installing it worked like a charm … Thanks!
You’re welcome. Glad it did. Enjoy iPadOS 13!
It didn’t work for me. I use iPad air 2.
Offloading the app wasn‘t enough – but really removing and reinstalling it helped. But thank you – this lead me the correct path :)
You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing!
It does not work if you do not store notes in iCloud. If you store notes in another account, such as Gmail, it will fail every time.