How to Use Block Quotes in Notes on iPhone in iOS 17

How to Use Block Quotes in Notes on iPhone

With iOS 17 Update, Apple has introduced an exciting new feature in Apple Notes: the ability to use block quotes. This simple yet effective tool can transform the way you organize and present information in your notes.

In this blog post, I’ll explore how to use block quotes in Apple Notes on your iPhone & iPad. Whether you’re documenting important quotes or organizing your thoughts, block quotes can be a significant aid in making your notes more structured and visually appealing. Let’s dive in!

What’s Block Quotes in Apple Notes?

Block quotes in Apple Notes are a great way to highlight important passages of text in your notes. They stand out due to their indentation and a distinct line on the left side. This design makes it easy to identify and refer to quoted material, especially useful when you’re taking notes from multiple sources in your writing.

How to Add and Use Block Quotes in Notes on iPhone and iPad

To add a block quote in Apple Notes, just follow these easy steps:

  • Open the Notes app and choose a new or existing note.
  • Put your cursor where you want the block quote.
    • If your text is already there, just click anywhere on it.
    • To quote multiple paragraphs, double-tap a word and drag to select all the text you need.
  • Tap the Formatting (Aa) icon above the keyboard on iPhone, or find it in the top toolbar on iPad.
  • Select “Body” from the format menu.
  • Click the “Block Quote icon” (a box with a line) in the format tools at the bottom right.
Add and Use Block Quotes in Notes

You’ll see a gray line appear on the left of your text, and the block quote will be slightly indented.

How to Remove Block Quotes in Notes

If you decide to remove a block quote from your note on an iPhone and iPad, Just follow the below steps:

  • Tap and hold on to the text you want to remove the block quote formatting from.
  • Tap on the “Aa” icon in the text toolbar.
  • Unselect the “Block Quote” option from the formatting menu.

The quote bar will disappear, and the text will return to its original formatting.

Wrap Up…

To wrap up, use block quotes feature in Notes to emphasize long quotes without indents or quotation marks. It’s simple to use and makes your notes look neat and organized. Whether you’re adding or removing them, it’s quick and easy on both iPhone and iPad.