See your sticky notes on other devices and the web

Your sticky notes don't live in just one place. You can take your sticky notes with you, allowing you to capture, find, and use your notes across apps and your favorite devices.

Note: You cannot currently have Sticky Notes stay on top of other applications. But you can pin Sticky Notes to the Windows taskbar to see your list of notes instantly or to create a new note quickly. Right-click the Sticky Notes icon in the taskbar, and then click Pin to taskbar.

On Windows 10, you don’t need to be signed in to your Microsoft account to start using Sticky Notes. Just start Sticky Notes and starting jotting away. Sticky Notes will open where you left them.

To see your sticky notes on your favorite devices on the web, you'll need all your devices signed in to the same Microsoft account.

Sign in to see your sticky notes

In Sticky Notes version 3.0 and later, you can sign in to sync your notes so that you can see the same notes across apps and your favorite devices. Usually, these devices have a settings command or link you can use. Consult your device's documentation if you're aren't sure.

For Windows 10, do the following to sign in to your Sticky Notes:

  1. Open Sticky Notes, and from the list of notes, click or tap the Settings icon located in the upper right.

  2. If you’re not already signed in, tap or click Sign in and enter your Microsoft account credentials.

    If you are using a new account, you will be asked to input additional information such as your email address or password.

  3. Tap or click Continue.

See your sticky notes on other devices

Here are some places where you'll see your sticky notes synced up. Stay tuned because this list will grow as our app developers learn the value of integrating Sticky Notes where you work.

  • iPhone Your sticky notes appear with OneNote for iPhone. Open OneNote, and then on the bottom right, tap Sticky Notes. Visit the Apple Store toinstall OneNote with Sticky Notes.

  • Android phone Your sticky notes appear with OneNote for Android phones. Open OneNote, and then on the bottom right, tap Sticky Notes. Visit the Google Play Store toinstall OneNote with Sticky Notes.

    You can also quickly access your sticky notes without OneNote if you are using Microsoft Launcher as a custom Home screen for your Android phone. From the Android Home screen, slide from the left edge to see your feed, then flick down and tap Customize feed to add cards. Flick down again and turn on Sticky Notes to add to your feed.

  • Web Your sticky notes also sync with the web. Go to https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes to view them. You might have to sign in to your preferred browser with your Microsoft account credentials.

  • Outlook Changes to your sticky notes from other devices will be synced to your notes in Outlook on the desktop.

Find a sticky note, no matter where you put them

Once you start creating lots of notes and seeing them across your devices, you might want to search for them.

  1. Open Sticky Notes, and from the top of the list of notes, type a search work or phrase in the Search box.

    Or from the keyboard, press Ctrl+F to search.

    The list of notes will become filtered for only those notes that contain the search term.

  2. To return to the Notes List, click or tap the Search box, and then click or tap the close icon ( X ), or press Esc on the keyboard.

Sticky Notes on your iPhone and iPad appear along with your OneNote notebooks.

See your sticky notes on other devices

As long as your favorite devices are signed in to the same Microsoft account, your sticky notes stay synced up so that you can see the same notes, everywhere. Sign in with the same Microsoft account to see your notes across your devices.

  • Windows 10 To view your sticky notes on Windows 10, click or tap the Start button, and type "Sticky Notes". Sticky Notes will open where you left them.

  • iPhone Your sticky notes appear with OneNote for iPhone. Open OneNote, and then on the bottom right, tap Sticky Notes.

  • iPad Your sticky notes also appear with OneNote for iPad. Open OneNote, and then on the Home tab, tap the Sticky Notes icon.

  • Android phone Your sticky notes appear with OneNote for Android phones. Open OneNote, and then on the bottom right, tap Sticky Notes.

    You can also quickly access your sticky notes without OneNote if you are using Microsoft Launcher as a custom Home screen for your Android phone. From the Home screen, slide from the left edge to see your feed, then flick down and tap Customize feed to add cards. Flick down again and turn on Sticky Notes to add to your feed.

  • Web Your sticky notes also sync with the web. Go to https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes to view them. You might have to log in to your preferred browser with your Microsoft account credentials.

  • Outlook Changes to your sticky notes from other devices will be synced to your notes in Outlook on the desktop.

Find a sticky note on your iPhone

Once you start creating lots of notes and seeing them across your devices, you might want to search for them.

  1. Open Sticky Notes on your iPhone, and from the bottom of the list of notes, tap Search.

  2. In the Search box, type a search word or phrase, and then press Search on the keyboard.

  3. Tap the Sticky Notes tab to see all sticky notes that contain the search word or phrase.

  4. To return to the Notes List, tap Cancel next to the Search box.

Find a Sticky Note on your iPad

Once you start creating lots of notes and seeing them across your devices, you might want to search for them.

  1. Open OneNote for iPad, and then on the Home tab, tap the Sticky Notes icon.

    You need to sign in with the same account on multiple devices to see your notes across your devices.

  2. On the top of your list of notes, type a search term or phrase in the Search box.

  3. Tap Search on the keyboard. Notes that contain the search term or phrase will appear in the list of notes.

  4. To return to the Notes List, tap Cancel next to the Search box.

Your Sticky Notes on your Android phone appear along with OneNote notebooks. Open OneNote, and then on the bottom right, tap Sticky Notes. Sign in with the same Microsoft account to see your notes across your devices.

Tip: You can also quickly access your sticky notes without OneNote if you are using Microsoft Launcher as a custom Home screen for your Android phone. From the Home screen, slide from the left edge to see your feed, then flick down and tap Customize feed to add cards. Flick down again and turn on Sticky Notes to add to your feed.

See your sticky notes on other devices

As long as your favorite devices are signed in to the same Microsoft account, your sticky notes stay synced up so that you can see the same notes, everywhere:

  • Windows 10 To view your sticky notes on Windows 10, click or tap the Start button, and type "Sticky Notes". Sticky Notes will open where you left them.

  • iPhone Your sticky notes appear with OneNote for iPhone. Open OneNote, and then on the bottom right, tap Sticky Notes.

  • iPad Your sticky notes also appear with OneNote for iPad. Open OneNote, and then on the Home tab, tap the Sticky Notes icon on the far right.

  • Web Your sticky notes also sync with the web. Go to https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes to view them. You might have to log in to your preferred browser with your Microsoft account credentials.

  • Outlook Changes to your sticky notes from other devices will be synced to your notes in Outlook on the desktop.

Find a sticky note, no matter where you put them

Once you start creating lots of notes and seeing them across your devices, you might want to search for them.

  1. Open Sticky Notes, and from the bottom of the list of notes, tap Search.

    Or from a Note, tap the back arrow located in the upper left to return to the list of notes.

  2. In the Search box, type a search word or phrase, and then press Search on the keyboard.

  3. Tap the Sticky Notes tab to see all sticky notes that contain the search word or phrase.

  4. To return to the Notes List, tap the close icon ( X ). next to the Search box.

Note: You cannot use Sticky Notes for Microsoft Launcher to search for notes. Use Sticky Notes for OneNote on Android phone to search for notes. Or go to https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes to view your synced notes and search them.

See Also

Get started with Sticky Notes

Create a sticky note

Share your sticky notes

Delete a sticky note

Troubleshoot Sticky Notes

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