Saying that the Notes App is useful is an understatement. It has been going through changes that have turned it into the only app any iOS user would consider appropriate enough to take notes since iOS 9. And it is set to undergo some even more exciting changes with iOS 11. Set to be publicly released this fall, iOS 11 is already making headlines with the many improvements it will bring.

One of the many apps to get a major upgrade is the Notes app. In this article, we are going to be looking at 6 of the most important new features you can expect in Notes App when you upgrade to iOS 11.

1. Scan Documents

Notes app in iOS 11 will include a feature that allows users to easily scan a document, mark-up the scanned document and then save it as a PDF or share it via email. This eliminates the need for third-party apps that were used for scanning, signing and annotating documents.

To use the new feature, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: open the Notes app on your device and choose 鈥Scan Documents鈥 and you can choose 鈥Auto鈥 or 鈥淢anual鈥 to use your camera to scan the document.

Step 2: You will be able to preview the scanned document in Notes and share it or save it to an app like Dropbox.

Scan Documents

2. Markup Documents

You can also Markup the scanned document if you choose to. The following is how to go about that.

Step 1: Click on the Share Sheet icon and choose 鈥Markup as PDF鈥 and the scanned document will be opened as a PDF.

Step 2: Select the pen icon and then proceed to mark-up the document any way you want and then save it and share it.

 Markup Documents

3. Selection of Paper Type

With iOS 11, you will be able to choose the type of paper you will use. You can use this feature to change the layout into anything you want. Apple offers up to 6 different types of layouts to choose from.

Selection of Paper Type

4. Draw with Pencil Anywhere

With the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, you can draw or write in a note without needing to go into Sketch Mode. Simply, open a note and start drawing and the notes app will block the surrounding area automatically.

Draw with Pencil Anywhere

5. Drag and Drop Inside App or Between Apps

You can now very easily drag and drop items including images, text, previews and more from one note to another. To do this, simply tap and hold an element to select it and then navigate to another part of the app and release your finger to drop the elements.

On the iPad, you can dock the Notes app on one side and another app on the other side, tap and hold an element and drag it from the other app into Notes.

6. Taking Notes from a Locked Screen

On the locked iPad screen, you can simply tap on the screen with your Apple Pencil and open Notes to start taking notes. All your other notes will still be locked and you still need to authenticate to open the saved ones.

Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone

Your Notes will be more improved which means able to hold more information and as such more valuable. But they are still susceptible to loss either through accidental deletion or any other reason. To secure them, you should always have a backup of your Notes. Yet, sometimes, you can lose Notes that you were yet to backup for some unexpected reason. This is where iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery comes in.

This iPhone data recovery tool allows users to maintain control over their data by allowing users to not just recover lost data from iOS device but also extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup. This is particularly important since you wouldn鈥檛 want to restore the device just to get back a single Note. With iMyFone D-Back your deleted Notes don鈥檛 have to stay lost.

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