PSA: Notes created in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey betas don’t show up in earlier versions

Content created in iOS 15 Notes, plus any new notes created with Apple Notes on iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey, may be unavailable in earlier iOS, iPadOS and macOS versions.


  • New notes created in the iOS 15 beta are unavailable in earlier iOS versions
  • The same goes for new notes created on iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey betas
  • Keep that in mind if you’re planning to hop on the beta train

Apple's promotional image highlighting the new features in Apple Notes on iOS 15

Notes created in iOS 15 beta unavailable on earlier versions

According to 9to5Mac, content created in the Notes app on the iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey betas might not appear on your other devices. In other words, new notes created in the beta version of Notes will be unavailable in earlier stable iOS and macOS versions.

If the Notes app detects a device in your iCloud account running a version earlier than iOS 14.5 or macOS Big Sur 11.3, it will alert you that tagged notes or mentions will be unavailable on those devices. Interestingly, the latest versions of iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur are partially compatible with these features.

The already feature-rich Apple Notes app gets better and better with each OS revision.

Everything new in Apple’s┬áNotes app on iOS 15

With the iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey updates, the Notes app provides additional new features on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. You can use mentions and tags to categorize and organize your notes, plus view tagged notes using a dedicated tab browser.

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Custom Smart Folders automatically collect notes in one place based on tags. Other updates to the Notes app include easier tracking of changes in shared notes, the ability to find and edit the Quick Notes you created on other Apple devices, and more.