You can create and edit tables right in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how!

Though iOS 11 is a relatively incremental upgrade, it has added a few key features to help increase productivity, specifically in the Notes app. Notes now supports tables, so you can create handy visual representations and map out whatever data you choose in easy-to-digest columns and rows.

Here's how to use tables in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad!

How to create a table

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the create note button on the bottom right of your screen. It looks like a square with a pencil on it.
  3. Tap the table button on the lower left of the note pane. It looks like a rectangle made of smaller rectangles.

    Launch Notes, create a new note, tap the table button

  4. Enter the information you'd like to add to your table.
  5. Tap another cell when you want to add information to it.

How to add more columns or rows to your table

If you need more than the basic 2x2 table, you can add more rows and columns.

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the create note button on the bottom right of your screen. It looks like a square with a pencil on it.
  3. Tap the table button on the lower left of the note pane. It looks like a rectangle made of smaller rectangles.

    Launch Notes, create a new note, tap the table button

  4. Tap the more button on the outside of the cell. It's a small button with three dots in it. The one on top of the table is for adding columns; the one on the left of the table is for adding rows.
  5. Tap Add Row or Add Column, depending on which more button you've tapped.

    Tap them ore button, tap Add Row or Add Column

How to rearrange rows or columns

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the create note button on the bottom right of your screen or use an existing note with a table in it. It looks like a square with a pencil on it.
  3. Tap the table button on the lower left of the note pane. It looks like a rectangle made of smaller rectangles.

    Launch Notes, create a new note, tap the table button

  4. Tap the more button on the outside of the cell so that a row or column is highlighted in yellow. The one on the left of the table is for moving rows; the one on the top of the table is for moving columns.
  5. Tap, hold, and drag the more button to move rows or columns around.

    Tap the more button, tap and drag the more button

How to remove columns or rows

  1. Launch the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the create note button on the bottom right of your screen. It looks like a square with a pencil on it.
  3. Tap the table button on the lower left of the note pane. It looks like a rectangle made of smaller rectangles.

    Launch Notes, create a new note, tap the table button

  4. Tap the more button on the outside of the cell. It's a small button with three dots in it. The one on top of the table is for adding columns; the one on the left of the table is for adding rows.
  5. Tap Delete Row or Delete Column, depending on which more button you've tapped.

    Tap the more button, tap Delete Row or Delete Column

How to convert text to a table

  1. Launch the Notes app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap an existing note or create a new one.
  3. Tap the text in your note to highlight and select it.
  4. Tap the table button in the toolbar. It looks like a rectangle made of smaller rectangles.

    Tap the text to highlight it, tap the table button

Your text will be put into a cell in your table.

How to convert a table into plain text

You may not be able to view a table on certain devices or in certain apps, but plain text is pretty universal.

  1. Launch the Notes app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap an existing note with a table in it or create a new one.
  3. Tap inside a cell in the table.
  4. Tap the table button in the toolbar. It's a rectangle made of smaller rectangles.
  5. Tap Convert to Text.

    Tap inside a cell, tap the table button, tap Convert to Text

How to format text inside your tables

You can't change font, but you can underline, bold, and italicize your text. Here's how:

  1. Launch the Notes app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap an existing note with a table in it or create a new one.
  3. Tap inside a cell in the table.
  4. Tap the bold, underline, or italics button.
  5. Type your text.

    Tap inside a cell, tap the bold, underline, or italics button

How to delete a table from a note

  1. Launch the Notes app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap an existing note with a table in it.
  3. Tap the note field so that the insertion point is immediately after the table.
  4. Tap the delete button on your keyboard. This will select the whole table.
  5. Tap the delete button again.

    Tap the note field just after the table, tap the delete button the keyboard to highlight the table, tap the delete button again

Alternatively, you can tap in a cell, tap the table button, and tap Delete Table.

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