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How to Undo in Notes

The quickest way to undo in Notes on Mac is to open a Notes window and scroll the menu bar at the top of the screen to the Edit option. From here, you’ll see a drop-down list allowing you to perform the Undo or Redo action. Alternatively, the keyboard shortcuts—Command+Z (to Undo) or Shift+Command+Z (to Redo)—give the same result.

 

Undoing actions in Apple Notes on your Mac is an essential skill for managing your Notes effectively. Whether you've accidentally deleted important work-related information, made formatting errors, or simply need to backtrack, we'll teach you how to master the art of undoing in Notes on Mac.

 

Managing your Notes efficiently on your Apple MacBook, iPad, or iPhone can be challenging, but never after reading our guide.

 

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How to undo in Notes on Mac

Managing your Notes efficiently on your MacBook will allow you to save your data correctly and focus more time on your day-to-day activities. Explore two popular editing methods to easily perform the undo and redo actions in Notes with us below.

 

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1. Use a menu option to Undo and Redo

One of the most common methods of performing the undo or redo actions on a Mac device is through the menu option that shows up when you open the Notes app as a window tab and scroll over to Edit.  

 

To use a menu option to Undo and Redo Notes, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Notes app on your Mac and open the note you’d like to use the undo or redo action.
  2. Scroll across the top of your screen and find the menu bar.
  3. Then click on Edit for the drop-down menu to be visible, click on Undo to reverse your most recent action, or choose Redo if it’s your fitting option.
Begin by launching the notes application on your mac, then open the specific note where you wish to edit to utilize the undo or redo command.
Step 1. Launch the Notes app on your Mac
Navigate to the upper section of your screen to find the menu bar, from here you can access mac's undo and redo features for notes.
Step 2. Scroll across the top of your screen and find the menu bar
Afterward, click on the edit option in the drop-down menu to reveal a list of choices; from here, you can select undo to reverse your most recent action or redo to reapply It.
Step 3. Click on edit for the drop-down menu

2. Use a keyboard shortcut

In addition to the edit menu option, you can also use simple keyboard shortcuts that allow you to quickly reverse your actions if you’ve made errors whilst typing in your Notes app. The shortcuts are much quicker to use and will become more familiar with regular use.

 

To use a keyboard shortcut to Undo and Redo Notes:

  1. Launch the Notes app on your Mac and open the Note you want to edit.
  2. To undo your last error or action, simply press Command+Z on your Mac keyboard.
  3. Alternatively, to redo an action, use the keyboard shortcut Shift+Command+Z.
Start by launching the notes application on your macbook, and open the specific note you wish to edit using the undo or redo keyboard shortcut.
Step 1. Launch the Notes App as a Window on your Mac
You can use the  command+Z keyboard shortcut effortlessly to undo your most recent action in apple notes on mac.
Step 2. To undo, press Command+Z on your Mac keyboard
In order to execute a quick action redo command in apple notes on mac, simply utilize the shift+command+Z keyboard shortcut.
Step 3. To redo, use the keyboard shortcut Shift+Command+Z

Methods to undo in Notes on iPhone & iPad

When it comes to your iPhone and iPad, knowing how to go back in Notes is equally important as on a MacBook. Below, we'll explore multiple methods to undo changes efficiently:

Use the hidden Undo button

To quickly undo in Notes on iPhone or undo in Notes on iPad, refer to the hidden Undo button within Apple Notes.

 

To use the hidden Undo button on your iPhone or iPad, follow these instructions:

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad and select the note you want to edit.
  2. With your Note open, tap on the screen to reveal the hidden toolbar at the top.
  3. Find the Undo button represented by a curved arrow pointing left and tap on it to undo your most recent action.
Begin by opening the notes app on your iPhone or iPad and accessing the desired note you wish to use the undo command.
Step 1. Launch Notes on your iPhone or iPad and open the note to edit
Reveal the hidden toolbar by tapping anywhere on your note's screen in order for the undo arrow to show up.
Step 2. Tap on the screen to reveal the hidden toolbar
Locate and use the leftward curved arrow undo button in the toolbar to undo your latest action in apple notes.
Step 3. Find the Undo command represented by a cover arrow

Shake to Undo

Another convenient method to undo in Notes on iPhone or iPad is by using the shake-to-undo feature. Yes, that’s right, you can perform the undo action just by shaking your device—how simple does that sound?

 

To use the Shake to Undo button on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Notes app and access the note you want to edit.
  2. Physically shake your iPhone or iPad (gently) to trigger the Undo option.
  3. Then, a pop-up window will appear with the option to Undo your recent action. From here, you can tap on it to edit your Notes.
Initiate by opening the notes app and navigating to your desired note on your iPhone or iPad
Step 1. Launch Notes on your iPhone or iPad and open the note you need
Gently shake your iPad or iPhone device to trigger the undo option in your notes app.
Step 2. Gently shake your device to trigger the Undo Option
 Once you have gently shaken your iPad or iPhone with notes open a pop-up window that presents the undo option; simply tap on it to edit your notes in apple notes.
Step 3. Click on Undo to go back to Notes

Three-finger swipe

On an iPhone or iPad, you can also use another very popular touch-screen method to go back in Notes and perform the undo or redo command easily.

 

To use the three-finger swipe method in your iPhone or iPad Notes, do the following:

  1. Launch the Notes app and access the note where you want to undo an action.
  2. With your Note open, place three fingers on the screen.
  3. Swipe right using the three fingers to trigger the Redo action and swipe left to trigger the Undo action.
Begin by opening the notes app and accessing the specific note on your iPhone or iPad you wish to edit.
Step 1. Launch Notes and open the note you want to edit
Position three fingers on your iPhone or iPad screen while your note remains open and gently swipe to the right to bring up the redo option or left to bring up the undo option.
Step 2. Place three fingers on the screen and swipe right
 If you swipe three fingers to the left you will see the undo command now clickable at the top of the screen. When you swipe three fingers to the right, the redo command pops up for you to click.
Step 3. This touch-screen command will trigger the Undo command button

Three-finger double tap

This method involves a three-finger double-tap gesture that you’ll need to perform on your iPhone or iPad device to execute the undo command in your Notes app.

 

To use the Three-Finger Double Tap on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Launch the Notes app and open the Note you want to perform the undo action.
  2. With your note open, place three fingers on the screen.
  3. Double-tap the screen with all three fingers to trigger the Undo action.
Begin by opening the notes app and clicking on to open the noes on your iPhone or iPad you wish to edit.
Step 1. Launch Notes and open the note you want to edit
With your note open, tap down gently with three fingers at once, this action will allow a pop-up menu to appear on your iPhone or iPad Noes app.
Step 2.  Place three fingers on the screen and double-tap
Once you have gently tapped three fingers at once on your screen, with your desired note open, the menu bar will appear at the top of the screen with an undo and redo action shown with arrows.
Step 3. This action with trigger the Undo action

Use an external keyboard

If you're using an external keyboard that is attached to your iPad, you can still easily perform the undo command by using the shortcut that we mentioned earlier.

 

To undo in Notes using an external keyboard:

  1. With your external keyboard connected to your iPad, open the Note you want to edit.
  2. To undo an action, press Command + Z on your external keyboard.
To perform the undo action using an external keyboard, press Command+Z simultaneously to allow you the action to cut and edit the text in your Notes app—should you want to correct any errors or formatting issues.

Undoing in your Notes has never been easier

And it’s as simple as that. Now you’ve mastered the most effective methods of performing the undo command that might come in handy when editing important information in your Notes app. You can cut down your editing time with these powerful techniques at your fingertips.

 

Now you may want to explore tips on managing your iMessage conversations, more specifically how to unsend iMessage or how to sync iMessage. Our guides will help you master these additional tips, too.  

 

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