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Quickly update a note's modification date on the iPhone iOS devices
Even though the iPhone's Notes application is a bit featureless, I've found it very useful for everyday notes. Usually I need quick access to few of them (one or two notes) just for reading, but as I create a lot of notes each day, notes fall down the list, making it a bit difficult to find them after three or four days.

One obvious solution is to create a title (the first line text followed by a blank line) with plenty of *** or +++ symbols, to make my special notes stand out from others. The other solution I've found (together with the first one) is to edit the note each time I read it, so it goes to the top of the list. What I've found is that there is no need to actually change anything in the note -- you only need to enter Edit mode (tapping on the note so the keyboard is shown). Even if you do not type anything, when you exit Edit mode (tap the Done button), the note is saved and its modification date is updated.

This is not an overly advanced tip, but I've found it very useful to me.
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Quickly update a note's modification date on the iPhone
Authored by: u2mr2os2 on Oct 17, '08 11:00:22AM

I have also found this very same behavior quite annoying sometimes when I didn't want to change the modification date, but accidentally tapped the note and brought up the keyboard.

My point is that myself and others will probably feedback to Apple that this behavior is not desired, and they might "fix" it someday.



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