How to use Find & Replace text in the Notes app on iPhone in iOS 16

The Notes app in iOS 16 brings a handy Find & Replace option, and we show you how to use it on your iPhone.

Use Find and Replace in iPhone Notes app

Find and Replace in the Notes app on iPhone

There are two ways to do that.

Use “Find in Note”

  1. Open the desired note where you want to use the Find & Replace tool.
  2. Tap the more button (three dots inside a circle) and choose Find in Note.
  3. Tap the smallĀ magnifying glass button and select Find & Replace.
  4. Type the word you want to find.
  5. Enter the word you want to replace the typed word with.
  6. Finally, tap Replace (once or multiple times) followed by Done to save the changes.
Three iPhone screenshots showing how to use Find and replace tool in iPhone Notes app

Use “Find Selection”

This is a quicker way to use Find and Replace in the iPhone Notes app. Here’s how:

  1. Start by opening a note and selecting the word you want to replace.
  2. Use the arrow button in the menu strip and tap Find Selection.
  3. Tap the tiny magnifying glass button and select Find & Replace.
  4. Enter the word you want to replace the selected word with and tap Replace.
Use Find Selection to find and replace text in iOS Notes app

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