How to quickly select, move, delete notes on iPhone and iPad

Want to boost your Notes app management efficiency on iPhone or iPad? Read along for how to quickly select, move, and delete multiple notes with a two-finger tap and drag on iPhone and iPad.

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 bring a myriad of changes including UI updates across the built-in iOS apps. With the latest software, accessing edit options in Notes is more difficult than in iOS 12 and earlier releases, but fortunately, there’s a handy two-finger shortcut.

Below, we’ll look at how to quickly select, move, and delete multiple Notes on iPhone and iPad. And the same two-finger tap and drag works for other apps like Messages, Mail, and more.

How to quickly select, move, and delete notes on iPhone and iPad with two-finger tap

  1. Open the Apple Notes app and have a folder open
  2. Give a two-finger tap on any of your notes to enter edit mode
  3. Use a two-finger drag to select multiple messages
  4. At the bottom of your iPhone or iPad, tap Move to or Delete

Here’s how this looks on iPhone:

How to quickly select move delete notes on iPhone and iPad walkthrough

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