Set up the Evernote widget on iOS

Set up the Evernote widget on iOS
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Set up the Evernote widget on iOS

iOS Evernote widget inside an iPhone

Note: This feature is not yet supported in the new Evernote for iOS.

With the Evernote widget, you can view and create notes from the Search screen without the need to launch the Evernote app itself or even unlock your phone. Use the Evernote widget to quickly add new notes, create reminders, scan docs, and search for notes in your account.

Two views

Collapsed mode: By default, the Evernote widget appears in collapsed mode, displaying just one related note, based on your most recent and frequently visited notes.

iOS Evernote widget in collapsed mode

Expanded mode: The expanded mode displays up to three recommended notes (based on what you’ve recently or most frequently viewed) and offers you frequently used actions:

  • Create a new note
  • Add a new scan or photo
  • Add a reminder
  • Search your notes

To toggle between the collapsed and expanded modes, tap Show Less or Show More.

Enable the Evernote widget

The Evernote widget comes with the installation of Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (versions 7.5+). Because the widget is not automatically enabled, you'll need to follow these steps to add it to the Search screen on your device:

To add the Evernote widget to your Search screen:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the Search screen and tap Edit
  2. Tap the green plus button (+) button beside Evernote

    Enable iOS Evernote widget in Search screen settings

TIP: By default, the Evernote widget is added to the bottom of the screen. Tap and drag the three bars next to Evernote to move it higher on the screen.

You have the option to display or hide notes that appear with your Evernote widget. To show and hide notes in Evernote widget:

  1. Open Evernote
  2. Open the Account tab, then tap Settings > Extensions
  3. Enable or disable Show Notes in Widget

Evernote 3D Touch enhancements

iOS Evernote widget displayed with 3D Touch Quick Actions

For devices that support 3D Touch, press firmly on the Evernote app icon to reveal the Quick Actions menu. You can quickly create a new note, take a photo, set a reminder, initiate a search, or share a link to Evernote in the App Store.



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